First Nations: Fringe Festivals are adapted to reflect the communities that host them. Performers from First Nations in Northern Ontario and Northern Michigan will be given a high priority to participate at Fringe North 2018. There is a local need for First Nations stories and history to be shared with the residents of Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.
Children’s Fringe: Children’s Fringes must be affordable for families. Preliminary contact with educational providers such as Science North and the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library has been made regarding assistance in offering free, fun, educational programming. The Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre are fine examples of venues to support children’s Fringe events.
Collaboration: It is the intent of Fringe North to recruit artists and attract audiences to both perform and attend the Fringe North International Theatre Festival.