Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust

Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust

NFACT provides charitable governance for the Nelson Fringe Festival. Our fundraising efforts are ongoing, thanks for your help!

Nelson / Tasman

Nelson Fringe Arts Charitable Trust was established to provide charitable governance for the Nelson Fringe Festival in the Nelson region. The Trust takes the ‘Fringe Arts’ mantle to mean providing innovative and accessible events to the public that expose the community to new and diverse performance experiences. The aim is to grow, develop, and encourage performing artists in the region by providing a platform to perform new work, as well as networking, and professional development opportunities with other artists.

The trust acknowledges the Fringe movement in our country and across the world and seeks to work co-operatively with other regional, national, and international individuals, theatre companies, and event organisations. We aim to pull artists to the ‘Centre of New Zealand’ with our gravity; and also propel talented Nelsonians out into the world!

The Trust is (as at 13.7.20):

Daniel Allan (Chair Person)

Lisa Allan (Deputy Chair Person)

Deborah Brooks (Secretary/ Treasurer)

Arlene Akhlaq (Trustee)

Laura Irish (Trustee)

Jasmine Turner (Trustee)

We are fundraising to keep the Nelson Fringe Festival thriving. Any support you can give us will be very much appreciated!

More about us

NFACT was established in 2016 after two successful years of the Nelson Fringe Festival. The charitable purposes of the trust are as follows (but not limited to):

-To provide governance for the Nelson Fringe Festival and other projects managed by the trust.

-To provide innovative and accessible events to the public that expose the community to new and diverse art experiences.

-To provide presentation, education and professional development opportunities for emerging contemporary artists.

-To work collaboratively with other regional, national and international arts events and organisations.

Use of funds

Organise and run the Nelson Fringe Festival, provide support to artists wanting to attend the Festival and create new works, eventually establish and run a permanent Fringe Performing Arts venue in Nelson (The Tiny Nelson Theatre).

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Latest update

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Fourth Year Wrap Up  21 May 2018

We have just finished our 4th year of the Nelson Fringe Festival! We miss it already.

So here are our stats for 2018:

42 Shows

15 Workshops

10 days

2 Venues

60+ volunteers

150+ Artists

2000+ audience members

16 awards

11 team members

We are so grateful to everyone who made the 2018 festival a success. We really believe in the value of this festival for our city and for the artists and audiences involved.

If you are keen for this event to continue and are interested in showing your respect and support for the artists involved please consider donating to our page today. We believe that art is a right, not a privilege, and we aim to keep our ticket prices as affordable as possible so that everyone who wants to can attend the Nelson Fringe. We also believe that our artists deserve to be paid for the work they create so we rely on the generosity of the community to help us make that happen. Please assist us in making both of these things a reality and ensuring the quality and future of this event in our community!

Kind Regards

Laura Irish

Artistic Director

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