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An Update on Our Website
February 19th, 2021
New year, new look! We are excited to announce that our website re-design is live. Don’t worry though – we put everything back where it belongs.
You may notice we have a new section – Past Projects. This will be the home for our previous festivals, as well as other projects that Fringe North has helped execute. These pages are currently empty, as we are in the process of collecting and sorting archived materials to populate the space, but check back soon for a few strolls down memory lane!
In the meantime, explore Project Nishin! Project Nishin is creating a space for connection and sharing of ideas among Indigenous creatives during a global health pandemic. Connection, community and storytelling are the heart of theatre creation. Check it out here!
Our Statement on Equality
July 11th, 2020
As many of you know, Fringe North 2020 has been cancelled. We are currently regrouping to strengthen our leadership and our board of directors so that when we come back in 2021, we are better able to serve our community and the diversity therein.
Though part of that capacity building will mean being better able to manage social media, there are a few things that we need to acknowledge. The past months have been a time of seismic change and it didn’t feel right to let this period pass without acknowledging the Black Lives Matter movement. Make no mistake, Fringe North wholeheartedly supports the Black community in the fight for systemic change and for dismantling institutionalized anti-Black racism.
June was Pride month and National Indigenous Education month. Our relationship with the local BIPOC communities, as well as our LGBT+ community, is central to what we do at Fringe North. We acknowledge that we have not done enough in the past and this is our public commitment to doing better in the future. We will use this regrouping time to reach out, and to listen — to ensure that in future, our festival is not just accessible, but overwhelmingly welcoming.
Please keep up to date with us via our website at www.fringenorth.ca. We are excited to grow and improve. We know that theatre is a space of resistance and reclamation, as well as a balm to help us on our healing journeys. We truly believe that, when we are able to be together again, Fringe North can be a humble part of this shared journey.
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Fringe North acknowledges and gives thanks to the Anishinaabe of Bawaating for their generosity, diligence, and patience in sharing, caring for, and carrying on the original teachings of Creation, the truest intentions of the Treaties, honouring the land, the spirits, and the collective dreams of our ancestors since time immemorial.