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The Conundrum of the Non-Profit

Firstly, let me say this in an attempt to head off the fire-breathing extremists out there (not likely I know, because they are after all, extremists), diversity is always a worthy goal in any endeavor, simply put, because it reflects the best about our country and about ourselves, but where the argument begins is in how best to create that diversity.This is an especially complex question when it comes to the arts. And even more so when those arts are being created by a non-profit company and are funded by the ...
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A New Recipe for Long Term Success in American Theater: "Sustain the Artists Rather than the Institutions"

My beautiful and ever-insightful main squeeze, Jana Wimer, guided me to this excellent out-of-the-box article from Rebecca Novick entitled: Please, Don’t Start a Theater Company! over at the Grantmakers in the Arts site.She provides some excellent food for thought with ditties such as this:In the past fifteen years, the number of nonprofit theater companies in the United States has doubled while audiences and funding have shrunk. Neither the field nor the next generation of artists is served by this ...
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Sustainability

Saw this on the Big Cheap Wire and thought it might of interest to the LemonHeadNation.An article on Sustainability in the Arts was published on Big Cheap. You can read it here.But it’s Jay McAdams, Executive Director of 24th Street Theatre’s response, that was most enlightening. As it usually is. A man in the trenches, living the dream, or nightmare, depending on how you look at it.Give the article and read and then take a look at Jay’s response below:I read this article becaus...
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Sponsor a Fringe Award

On the last day of the festival (June 26th) we host our Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party. We hand out two types of awards: the Community Awards (top shows by category and also the all-around “Top of the Fringe” award), which are determined by votes from Fringers; and Sponsored Awards, which are awarded by organizations outside of the Fringe. Check out last year’s award winners here. In order to sponsor an award, you must meet a number of requirements, including the followi...
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100% of All Ticket Sales from Brimmer Street's Next Production to Benefit "My Friend's Place"

Here’s the meat of the matter from their presser:BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY PARTNERS WITH MY FRIEND’S PLACE HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER IN HOLLYWOODLAUNCHING GENEROSITY.COM FUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR BRIMMER STREET’S PRODUCTION OF “AND THEN THEY FELL” A NEW PLAY BY TIRA PALMQUIST100% OF ALL TICKET SALES WILL BENEFIT MY FRIEND’S PLACEFairly radical notion, no? Here’s the presser info:Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced a unique partnership with My Friend&r...
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The Interns: Looking Back on HFF16

The Hollywood Fringe Festival would not be able to operate every year were it not for an army of volunteers and a few hard-working interns. We recently reached out to this year’s interns and asked them to write a few short paragraphs about their experience. Here’s what they had to say.From Ben Fang, the HFF16 Volunteer Intern:Throughout the three weeks that I volunteered for Hollywood Fringe, I was often met with surprise when I described my background and interests. “So, what is a musician with al...
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Sponsor a 2017 Fringe Award

On the last day of the festival (June 25th this year) we host our Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party. We hand out two types of awards: the Community Awards (top shows by category and also the all-around “Top of the Fringe” award), which are determined by votes from Fringers; and Sponsored Awards, which are awarded by organizations outside of the Fringe. Check out last year’s award winners here. In order to sponsor an award, you must meet a number of requirements, including the fo...
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Official HFF17 Stats: Bigger Than Ever

This year’s numbers reflect a growth trend that has been in place since the festival began in 2010: The festival sold over 65,000 individual tickets (from 17,000 in 2010).The festival sold an estimated $540,000 in tickets this year (from $50,000 in 2010, almost 1,000% growth).In its eight year history, Hollywood Fringe has returned over $2.3 million to artists.375 productions participated in this year’s event (from 180 in 2010), mounting 2,064 performances at 51 spaces throughout cent...
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New Staff Position: Community Engagement Coordinator

The Fringe staff is seeking a new team member. To see if you are the right fit for our Community Engagement Coordinator position, please check out the job description below and apply by September 12th. ResponsibilitiesThe Community Engagement Coordinator will support the Outreach Manager in efforts to expand and diversify Hollywood Fringe Festival’s program, focusing specifically on community events serving the current body of Fringe participants and audience.Work to expand the Fringe Scholarships diversi...

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