We are a not-for-profit, open access festival which means we welcome all artist and creative people and audiences from all walks of life. Each August and September culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to demonstrate the type of city they want to live in all year round. As an open-access festival, our program is curated by our artists for our audiences. Where else can you see hundreds of world premieres made in your backyard? Or if you are a visitor popping by our beautiful city, what better place to get to know the bones of the place.
The Sydney we love is vibrant, experimental, expressive, playful, creative, connected and diverse. We look forward to a day when our creative communities are adequately resourced, effectively supported and valued for the contribution they make to our great global city. Until then, we will continue to celebrate together each September as Sydney Fringe works with our community to transform the landscape of our city into unique experiences not found at any other time of the year.
In 2019 we celebrated a decade of Sydney Fringe. This year, in 2022, we presented our largest festival ever, and saw over 1600 performances by over 2200 artists hit the streets of Greater Sydney across 26 postcode areas. Of course, the Covid-19 crisis meant that our 2020 and 2021 activity was completely reimagined, and we presented an online international collaboration- Global Fringe. Now, onward to next year where we, more than ever, we need our independent artists, thinkers and creators.