Our organization exists to commission, develop and present a wide range of high-quality contemporary performance. Through this, we hope to: support the artists (Philadelphia-based, regional, national, international) who create this work; challenge, stimulate, entertain and educate the diverse audiences who see this work; provide opportunities for - and invest in - local artists in such a way as to lead to the continued growth and health of the local and regional performing arts community; and engage fully in the global dialogue and global community surrounding this kind of work.
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation. Our programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape worldwide. As a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together, FringeArts is central to the city’s vibrant arts community and the enrichment of the lives of those who reside, work, and visit here. FringeArts presents world-class, contemporary performing arts that challenge convention and inspire new ways of thinking.