Orlando Fringe launched the Fringe Collective to elevate start-up arts organizations to provide them with resources to grow. The program fosters emerging producing companies with the end goal of adding sustainable arts organizations to the Central Florida landscape.
Fringe is in a unique position to identify and foster local theatre companies who only produce once a year in May for Fringe. We want to identify those groups who want to grow into a year-round organization and help provide resources and mentorship. Fringe is the early-stage pipeline for emerging arts, and we have an opportunity to make a massive impact on the long-run vitality of arts in Central Florida.
Emerging arts groups are provided with office space complete with office supplies, software, meeting rooms, and rehearsal space as well as “think tank sessions” with like-sized organizations. Built into the program is a custom-designed mentorship program that connects the participants with experts in the community, along with the creation of a customized strategic plan with Fringe staff acting as consultants.
The Fringe Collective is a two-year commitment with Orlando Fringe aiming to select two to three organizations each year.