The Providence Fringe Festival (FRINGEPVD) is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show. For some artists, it's a once-a-year opportunity to create a show and for others it can be an opportunity to try something new. Audiences are encouraged to take full advantage of the variety of performing & visual artists participating in the fringe. Attend performances that you wouldn't normally attend, see things you wouldn’t otherwise see. Keep an open mind, and have fun. Overall, FRINGEPVD presents a range of high-quality contemporary arts, to encourage Providence’s place as a place for innovation and artistic expression, a true Creative Capital. FringePVD is supported in part by a grant from The Providence Tourism Council and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.