The Nordic Fringe Network (NFN) aims to simplify systems and provide touring opportunities for artists applying to one or more of the Fringe festivals in the Nordic region.
The festivals have one thing in common: they aim to elevate the local through the global to offer the audience unique experiences outside the traditional, to push boundaries and promote artistic innovation and bravery.
WHY A NETWORK?
Since the humble launch of Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) in 2010, participating artists have expressed the desire to combine their “Stoffholm” visit with additional tour dates in the Nordic region. Until now, a touring theatre network in the Nordic region has not existed.
WHO IS BEHIND IT?
Reykjavík Fringe Festival’s pilot edition took place in July 2018
Zagare Fringe Festival (Lithuania) joined the network in late 2018.
In 2019 CPH STAGE(Copenhagen/Denmark) joined the network as a partner.
Tallinn Fringe Festival joined the network in 2020.
1 NETWORK / 7 COUNTRIES / 13 UNIQUE FESTIVALS
All festivals will have their own digital and/or printed programme brochure.
All festivals will have separate administrative bodies, meaning you will still have to submit your programme copy and visuals separately.
Venue conditions and festival formats are also going to vary between the different festivals.
The admin fee involved will vary from location to location.
OUR 2022 FESTIVALS
ZAGARE FRINGE / early MAY - dates tbc
FINFRINGE / 11th – 14th MAY
CPH STAGE / 2nd – 11th JUNE
REYKJAVÍK FRINGE / 24th JUNE – 3rd JULY
TRANÅS AT THE FRINGE / 2nd – 9th JULY
TALLINN FRINGE FESTIVAL / 18th AUG – 18th SEPT
OSLO FRINGE FESTIVAL / 22nd – 28th AUG
BERGEN FRINGE FESTIVAL / Moved to MAY 2023
GOTHENBURG FRINGE FESTIVAL / 7th – 11th SEPT
STOCKHOLM FRINGE FESTIVAL (STOFF) / 13th-17th SEPT
*LAHTI FRINGE will return in 2023
The benefits of synchronising all Nordic Fringe festival initiatives go hand in hand with our “many little streams create a river” approach to festival management.
Working together will not only create a stronger and bigger Fringe movement in the Nordic region, but also offer an attractive touring opportunity to local and global artists.
Audiences will be offered high quality acts from across the globe.
New work will reach a new and wider audience.
Artists will be able to make their visit to the Nordic region more sustainable and economical.
Overseas cultural institutes and embassy culture departments will be able to join forces with their sister branches in other Nordic countries to tour/support artists from their regions.