On January 19th, the day before the Presidential nomination, we invited audiences and artists to our space to form a beacon of light for the coming years. Our president and producing director Nick Stuccio made a pledge for the future of FringeArts, to ensure that it can be a more inclusive space. Below are the list of pledges to which we expect to be held accountable.
- We pledge to offer a space for artists, activist groups, and community organizations to meet, organize, and plan the next steps in their process.
- We pledge to double down on our monthly artist meals, creating a more inclusive space for artists and audiences to build community.
- We also pledge to be honest with ourselves about our own blind spots. Over the coming years we will work to better match the demographic make-up of the city we love to serve, not only with the shows on our stages, but in our staff and leadership.
- We believe in the power of performance to bridge divides and to invoke empathy. We pledge to use our presenting platform to bring performances into communities outside Philadelphia, desperately in need of more cultural opportunities, in an effort to expand the positive influence of the artists we present.