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Fringe 07 gives away half-tonne of cash

Fringe 07 gives away half-tonne of cash

Beware! The best, most bizarre and creatively leftfield New Zealand artists are back – armed with the funds to produce more, bigger, better, brighter events than ever before.

The New Zealand Fringe Festival today announced a significant boost for Fringe 07’s emerging artists, with nearly $50,000 given to Kakano Funding applicants for next year’s Fringe Festival.

“This is cash that artists can use to produce higher quality shows with one less hassle of having find the extra money to cover their high production values” said Fringe 07 Director Karen Blyth.

Fringe ’07 has given $49,051.00 to 42 successful applicants. Available only to Fringe participants and designed for artists who need seed funding, Kakano funding is provided by Creative NZ, and administered by the Fringe Arts Trust.

“Now it’s up to them to use that cash to make an awesome production for Fringe ’07, whether it be theatre, street art, dance, music, or any of the other amazing and bizarre art forms on offer at Fringe ’07,” said Karen.

Auckland theatre director Stephen Bain said he was thrilled at the opportunity to broaden his horizons and provide a free public event – Baby, Where are the Fine Things You Promised Me? in Fringe 07

“I normally produce theatre but I wanted to move outside of that – literally,” said Stephen. “My outdoor event involves constructing parts of a house in an alleyway and there’s no way I could deliver a free public event without Kakano funding.”

The annual New Zealand Fringe Festival begins February 9 and runs to March 4 2007. With the absence of the NZ International Festival of the Arts next year, Fringe ’07 is shaping up to be the most significant creative and cultural event on the 2007 calendar.


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