In a month overrun by event cancellations it’s incredibly exciting to get a piece of good news. This week New South Wales’ largest independent arts festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, has confirmed the event will go ahead in 2020, although later than normal.
“The creative sector has registered a loss of more than $200 million in income since Friday March 13,” said Fringe Festival CEO and Creative Director Kerri Glasscock, “Sydney’s artists, technicians and venue staff are looking at a terrible six months ahead but Sydney Fringe is committed to being here for them and creating income-generating opportunities once Spring is here. There’s no question, come September, this stimulus and celebration of culture is exactly what Sydney will need!”
Last year the Sydney Fringe Festival had a massive economic impact on the economy; injecting $11,939,441 into Sydney, with $660,000 going directly to artists.
During the 2019 festival Sydneysiders were able to attend 498 events across 25 post codes. By hosting a festival across a range of small to medium sized venues it is hoped the 2020 iteration will provide the perfect opportunity for the arts loving community to safely venture out and reclaim the city.
Sep 1-30. More Info: www.sydneyfringe.com/