Non-for-profit registered charity ARTRAGE Inc. has revealed its first Impact Report, which provides social, cultural and economic insights into Rooftop Movies, Girls School Cinema and FRINGE WORLD Festival, which is the main activity presented by the Western Australian cultural organisation.
The 2020 FRINGE WORLD Festival recorded 722 events at over 150 venues spread across Perth City and other metropolitan suburbs and regional towns in WA. Attendance at ticketed and non-ticketed events topped 820,000.
Across a global landscape of more than 200 Fringe festivals where all of the largest are experiencing significant annual growth, FRINGE WORLD maintained its status in 2020 as the third-largest Fringe on the planet.
FRINGE WORLD’s Impact Report has annually tracked the outcomes of the Festival since 2012 using methodology developed with BOP Consulting UK; a leading international agency for cultural impact reportage.
The Report reveals that FRINGE WORLD maintained its strong record of delivering positive social and economic benefits to WA communities. For every $1 invested by the WA state government into FRINGE WORLD, $68 was stimulated and spent in the local economy with 2,214 FTE jobs being created through this activity; a terrific result for the Festival and the state.
The findings of the Impact Report show that the organisations positive impact across cultural, social, civic and economic terrains are ongoing with positive indicators for further growth in the scale and reach of its programs.
Click here to download the 2020 Impact Report.