The Hong Kong Fringe Club (香港藝穗會) is a not-for-profit organisation in Hong Kong. It is located in the "Old Dairy Farm Depot" at 2 Lower Albert Road in Central, next to the Foreign Correspondents' Club. The back of the building is located along Wyndham Street, while its edge faces Glenealy.
The building has undergone many major renovations to make it a vibrant place for contemporary arts since the Fringe Club moved in, in 1983. In 2001, the building won a Hong Kong Government Heritage Award for its use of the building. It has been categorised as a Grade II historic building.
It features and promotes theatre, dance, music and exhibitions.
It has an open access policy and - for many young local artists - provides venues, publicity support, and occasional opportunities to go on tours overseas.
In 2006, the club was used as the base for six art festivals. It also occasionally produces its own theatrical performances, art exhibitions and site-specific works.
Over the past two decades, more than 500 arts groups from Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America have used the premises for cultural exchange activities.
In 2006, the club presented the City Festival putting the spotlight on Singapore to promote cultural exchange advocated in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the governments of Singapore and Hong Kong.
The club provides 'rent-free' exhibition and performance facilities to Hong Kong and mostly international artists and performers. According to some sources it takes 30% of sales income from artists and performers. The operation of this organisation is supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and earned incomes from its food and beverage facilities, ticket sales, advertising, Membership fees, sponsorship and donations.
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