The Calgary Fringe Festival strives to support artists of all disciplines by offering opportunities that offer a hand up and not a hand out. We strive to offer Calgarians an opportunity to build community through the arts. The Calgary Fringe Festival is responsive to the needs of a diverse population environment in which it resides. It is a welcoming community where values of equality, nondiscrimination and tolerance of diversity are appreciated and actively promoted. The Calgary Fringe seeks to achieve this end by offering the community inclusive and accessible arts programming that stress a broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to the arts, by fostering an environment of artistic freedom and expression.