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How your support helps

Support underserved artists

Your support of the fringe will provide performance opportunities and exposure for traditionally underserved artistic communities right here in your city.

Build relationships

The fringe will give you and your business opportunities to engage with artists, organizers, other sponsors, and businesses with whom you might not otherwise connect.

Set the foundation

The fringe has a vision of becoming a long-term, annual arts event in the Midstate. Your support will help shape and grow the event for future years.

Reach new customers

The fringe will be promoted across all areas of the Midstate in general and throughout Harrisburg in particular, raising your visibility to thousands of existing and potential customers.

Strengthen the arts community

You will be a part of a unified group of individuals, businesses, and organizations committed to showing the significance, diversity, creativity, and value of the arts community in Central PA.

How your support helps

Tech Support Donors $300 – $999

pays for the festival to hire local professional stage managers, lighting designers, & audio technicians, plus festival program listing

Artist Support Donors $150 – $299

pays for artist’s application fees, allowing us to scholarship artists in need for full festival access, plus festival program listing

Fringe Support Donors $1 – $149

pays for festival affiliated costs like marketing & admin,

plus festival program listing

Why Harrisburg?

Pennsylvania’s Midstate plays home to a rich, active, and varied community of arts and artists. The Harrisburg Fringe Festival Committee sees an opportunity to elevate the arts in Harrisburg/Central PA by giving artists of all stripes the resources and venues they need to connect with audiences in a spirit of community celebration.

What are fringe festivals?

They’re an international tradition in the arts community that can be found in thousands of locations around the world. To the best of their ability, all fringe festivals:

Present performance opportunities
for anyone willing to produce a piece of art

Make space for all arts,
and strive to foster inclusivity and diversity

Offer an uncensored artistic experience
with clearly defined offerings for all

Give 100% of a production’s ticket revenues back

to the artists that created it

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