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For 40 years since established, the Fringe Club has become a vibrant contemporary arts space where artists create and show their work, and those who enjoy the arts come to meet and see shows. Facilities for exhibitions and performances here are offered to both emerging and professional artists in Hong Kong and from overseas.
 

The Fringe Club has been providing an open platform for the arts in Hong Kong since 1982. Performers and artists can show their work without having to go through selection process.

Over the years, by pursuing this policy of open access, the Fringe Club has come to be identified with freedom of expression. This freedom is invariably associated with the pleasure of creating, showing and enjoying the arts, which we think should be done without isolating them from everyday life. Food and drinks are also served here to facilitate this communication.

In 2001, the Fringe Club won the HKSAR Government’s first-ever Hong Kong Heritage Award, and its premises was declared Grade-1 heritage in 2009. In 2018, Fringe Club received the HKICON Conservation Award. By creatively transforming this old 1890s colonial building and giving it an entirely new existence and identity, this landmark building has become identified with the energetic and rapid development in arts and culture in Hong Kong. 

Up till now, the Fringe Club has presented 28 festivals and produced 24 original theatre, dance and site specific pieces. It has also arranged 68 tours in 15 cities, hosted over 100 residencies, and held over 1,600 exhibitions, 3,300 community outreach events, over 3,000 live-music shows, 9,000 stage performances and numerous overseas presentations, including Shanghai Expo 2010, the 54th Venice Biennale 2011, Taipei Hong Kong Week 2012 & 2014, Spotlight Hong Kong in Penang 2014 and Spotlight Hong Kong in Singapore 2007 & 2015.

成立40年以來,藝穗會逐步成為了一個充滿活力的當代藝術空間,為香港或海外藝術家提供展覽及表演場地,同時也為藝術愛好者提供一處共聚和欣賞節目的地方。

自1982年起藝穗會便為香港提供這個公開藝壇;作品無須經過特別甄選,因為我們相信無論是藝術或其他工作,每人都有自主權來決定內容。

多年來,藝穗會一直採取開放政策,是一處言論自由的福地,藝術家能夠暢所欲言,自由創作,觀眾亦能全程投入藝術世界,這種藝術文化交流與生活不可分割。美酒佳餚亦是藝穗會的悉心點綴,好讓文化氣息在輕鬆高雅的環境之下孕育和沉澱。

2001年,藝穗會獲香港特區政府頒發文物古跡保護獎,其主體於2009年宣佈為一級歷史建築。2018年,獲HKICON頒發保育獎項。經過改造與活化,這座具有新古典風格的建築如今儼然成為香港迸發無限生機的藝術文化地標。

直至現在,藝穗會共製作了28個藝術節,籌辦了24場劇場,舞蹈及實景原創演出。在15個城市進行了68次外地文化交流,主持了100次藝術從業人員駐場計劃,舉辦了逾1,600個展覽、9,000場舞台演出、3,000場音樂會、3,300次社區外展活動和一系列的海外交流,包括於2010年上海世博會演出及策展、2011年第54屆威尼斯雙年展香港館策展、2012及2014台北香港週、照亮香港在檳城2014及照亮香港在新加坡2007及2015。