Fringe North works to support creation and collaboration between artists and creatives, while building community in strong and meaningful ways. The guiding principles of strengthening and uplifting diversity, inclusivity, equity, and accessibility are at the core of everything that Fringe North does, with priority focus placed on breaking down barriers to the arts, and centering the voices of equity-seeking folks through the artistic process. Fringe North strives to connect artists with audiences, youth with mentors, creatives with community, and to increase access to the arts for all.
Maria Parrella-Ilaria is the Developer/Coordinator of the ArtSpeaks Project. Maria’s idea for the initiative began during her 7-year run as owner/operator of the Fireball Cafe, a barber shop turned espresso […]