Castlemaine Fringe (Fringe) events are held on the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung People, and we pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land, to the local elders and emerging leaders. We celebrate the rich cultural heritage of this country and acknowledge that their sovereignty was never ceded.
Fringe provides an important local platform for individuals and community groups within Mount Alexander Shire to showcase their work.
Fringe aims to provide a warm and welcoming space for our whole community to participate in our events and be represented in our programming. This includes representation and participation from First Nations, those with a disability, LGBTQI, culturally diverse and young people.
Affordability is often a barrier to participation in the arts. Fringe strives to keep our costs low, programs both ticketed and free events, and where ticket prices exist offers concession prices, accepts companion cards and provides opportunities to volunteer in exchange for entry to ticketed events.
Fringe would not be possible without the incredible talent of our local artists, performers, musicians, sound & audio techs, and Fringe strives to pay arts workers involved in Fringe activities.