2016: New Mission Statement
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New Fringe Mission Statement
Back in 2014, the Fringe staff and board came to the conclusion that the organization’s Mission Statement needed a revamp. While our Vision, “Theatre for Everyone” remains the same, the Fringe needed a Mission Statement that summed up the work we do, and aspire to do (including our newest project, Theatre Wire)—something that would inspire us on a daily basis and not just be copied and pasted into grant applications.
The Fringe’s External Affairs Committee spent hours reflecting on the Fringe’s past and looking to the future. They took the time to chat with many folks from the Fringe community, including artists, funders, and volunteers. Then after many long sessions with thesauri blazing, they carefully crafted this statement:
“Cultivating artists and audiences to create an open and vibrant independent theatre community.”
Then they took it back to our board and stakeholders. And they like it! They see it as “fun,” “fresh,” and “aspirational.” Now we want to hear from you! Take this short survey and let us know what you think:
Tell us about how you are involved in the Vancouver Fringe Festival / Theatre Wire (select all that apply):
I have seen at least two shows during the Fringe Festival in the last two years.
I have purchased a Frequent Fringer Card within the last three years.
I have seen at least one Theatre Wire or Fringe Presents show outside Festival time within the last two years.
I have volunteered within the last five years.
I have been an artist within the last ten years.
I am a current donor, or have donated within the last five years.
I have billeted an artist within the last two years.
I am currently a Theatre Wire subscriber.
Other (Please Specify)
Do you feel like the Fringe’s new mission statement reflects what the Fringe does through the Festival, the Fringe Presents, and Theatre Wire?
Why or why not?
Please tell us about how you feel after attending the Fringe Festival, the Fringe Presents, and / or Theatre Wire shows?
When attending the Fringe, Fringe Presents, or Theatre Wire shows, do you feel like you are part of a community? Please tell us about your experience.
Do you see “cultivating artists and audiences” as the Fringe / Theatre Wire’s primary function? Why or why not?
Do you think the words “vibrant” and “open” describe what we do? Why or why not?
Does the Fringe / Fringe Presents / Theatre Wire add vibrancy to your life? Feel free to elaborate.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
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