The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of live performances by Singaporean and international artists.
The Fringe aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.
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Through their programming, they hope to collectively dream and create a more inclusive and compassionate future.
Fringe 2023 presented eight works from Singapore and international artists that look at issues such as gay marriage, oppression of minorities, climate change and biodiversity loss, and the politics of care for diverse sectors of our community.
For the first time, the Fringe did not provide a curatorial theme to determine their programming. Instead, they wanted artists to tell their stories with authenticity, and in doing so, shape the conversations that the Fringe offers to the public.
Their focus on presenting work fuelled by socially engaged practice remains. That means they were looking for robust artistic processes and accessible presentations centred on responding to gaps in communities, collaborating, and tackling current issues of the day.
Without a predetermined curatorial theme, this also meant artists were no longer be burdened with the need to contort the rationale behind their work to fit the theme. This, in turn, allowed for more honesty – both in their discourse amongst artists and with audiences – and engender shared understandings as we navigate this increasingly fraught and fragmented world we live in.
They were looking for contemporary, cutting edge and socially engaged works that could be presented as live or digital performances and participatory events. They welcomed proposals that use alternative models of presentations to include the disabled and immunocompromised, to encourage environmental sustainability, and/or to reduce air travel.