Welcome to our suggestions page!
FRINGE WORLD Festival is presented by ARTRAGE Inc, a non-for-profit registered charity that is one of the oldest arts organisations in Western Australia.
We're a small passionate team located in Northbridge and we love seeing the city come alive during Fringe.
We're dedicated towards delivering a Festival for artists to shine and audiences to enjoy and at the end of each Festival we send out a survey that is annually completed by over 5,000 people. Through this survey, we receive loads of great suggestions from our customers and artists about how we can continue to improve and grow WA's largest cultural event.
Here we list some key suggestions we've received over the last few years and the improvements we are making in response to your feedback.
If you have your own suggestion please remember to complete our end of Festival survey or reach out via our contact form.
Make it easier to choose a show
We totally understand that having over 450 events to choose from makes it hard to find something to see. This is why we've built an app!
The FRINGE WORLD app has a bunch of handy features to make it super easy to find shows that you'll love. From scheduling, personalised show recommendations, ticket wallet, maps and our shake to find a random show - the app is APPsolutely essential to download.
Make the Festival go for longer!
We love how much you love FRINGE WORLD, your enthusiasm for more Fringe makes us and our artists so grateful for your support.
If you're looking for more Fringe-y type things to do after the Festival ends you can join the Friends club for hot tips or check out what's happening at Girls School and Rooftop Movies (we produce them too!).
We recognise the effect on the environment we have as a large-scale public event provider. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and implementing environmentally responsible practices.
In 2021 we removed all single-use plastic cups at ARTRAGE Managed Venues. There were some communication and operational issues, but for the most part, this was a successful new initiative. Just over 120,000 single-use cups would have been used at the 2021 Festival if we had not introduced reusable cups.
Read about our three-year Environmental Sustainability Management Plan here.
Access and inclusion improvements
We strive to create open artistic opportunities for as many audiences and artists as possible. The ARTRAGE Access and Inclusion Plan plays a key part in working towards this goal, so that we can track, report and gain feedback on our progress.
We are year two into our five-year Access & Inclusion Plan. Of the 123 deliverables, we have executed 109, resulting in 50 of the 60 actions in the plan being completed.
A review of the Access & Inclusion Plan will be undertaken in 2021, with an eighth objective added to expand and evaluate ARTRAGE’s commitment to reconciliation and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in ARTRAGE activities.
Participant fee changes
Artist ticketing fees are a standard Fringe festival way of contributing to some of the costs of delivering box office, ticketing and other artist services in an open-access platform.
We have reduced artist ticketing fees for lower priced show tickets in order to provide a more sustainable model for events and for the 2021 Festival we've removed venue registration fees.
ARTRAGE has longer-term ambitions to reduce artist ticketing fees, but this will require significant new funding from government or a corporate partner. We are exploring this opportunity, as reducing fees would deliver a significant return on investment to the economy, to artists and to the wider WA community.