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World Fringe Day: Artists call on UNESCO to protect festival

Monday, July 10th, 2017

On July 11, Fringe Festivals around the world are celebrating “World Fringe Day”, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fringe in Edinburgh in 1947. The festival was born when artists were told they couldn’t perform at the Edinburgh International Festival, so they protested by doing their shows on the “fringe” of the event. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Infringement Festival to challenge “Fringe” trademark with first-ever World Infringement Congress

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Infringement Festival to challenge “Fringe” trademark with over 50 artists and first-ever World Infringement Congress MONTREAL, November 10, 2016 Based on the original Edinburgh Fringe of 1947, the Montreal Infringement Festival will welcome over 50 local and international artists for its 13th edition, including burlesque, film, dance, music, and theatrical spoken word performances […]

Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals invited to debate its trademark on the word “Fringe”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

In true democratic tradition, the Montreal Infringement festival has issued an invitation to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) to engage in a debate about the trademark on the word “Fringe”, Canadian Parliamentary-style: _______________________________________________________________________ Dear CAFF representative, The Montreal Infringement Festival would like to invite the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals to a Parliamentary-style debate about […]

Controversy strikes Third World Fringe Congress: Excluded Artists Protest with Letter to Fringe CEO

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

  The 3rd World Fringe Congress, a gathering of Fringe festival administrators from around the globe, is running from November 16 – 18 in Montreal after being held twice in Edinburgh, Scotland (in 2012 and 2014). Normally a low-key affair whereby Fringe managers discuss different issues surrounding the festivals, controversy has struck the Congress after various artists in […]

Open Letter to Edinburgh Fringe CEO regarding exclusion at World Fringe Congress

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dear Ms. Shona McCarthy, Firstly, my congratulations on your recent appointment as the CEO of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. I wish you all the best in your role and hope we can work together to resolve some longstanding issues at the Fringe. My name is Donovan King and I am a professional actor, cultural […]

An invitation to World Fringe Congress delegates to the Montreal infringement festival & World Infringement Congress!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dear friends and colleagues who are members of the World Fringe Congress, Firstly, I am writing to inform you that unfortunately all infringement delegates from both Montreal and Buffalo have been rejected for the 3rd World Fringe Congress, despite being represented in Edinburgh in 2012 and 2014. An open letter of complaint has been issued to CEO Shona […]

Montreal Infringement Festival seeks collaborators and artists for November! Le festival Infringement cherche des collaborateurs et artistes pour novembre!

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

[Français ci-dessous] The Montreal Infringement is seeking collaborators and artists for a rare November festival! Running from November 15 – 20, 2016, this is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact by demanding protections for artists and spectators from some of the most influential arts administrators on the planet. In Canada, a CBC analysis recently revealed […]

World Infringement Congress to welcome delegates to Montreal on November 19, 2016!

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

  The first-ever World Infringement Congress is being held in Montreal on Saturday, November 19, 2016 as part of the 13th annual Montreal Infringement Festival! Set on the heels of the controversial and exclusive third World Fringe Congress, the Infringement Congress was created to tackle important issues in the arts that tend to get glossed over at […]

CJAD Radio. “Dan Delmar Interviews Donovan King”. August 5, 2016.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Listen to CJAD Radio’s Dan Delmar interview Donovan King about Haunted Montreal. August 5, 2016.  

Montreal Infringement Festival moves to November to coincide with World Fringe Congress

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Exactly 16 years ago on this day (June 19), the St. Ambroise Fringe booted the innovative show “Car Stories” from the festival, allegedly on orders of a corporate sponsor. When artists didn’t receive their ticket sales after paying hefty fees to participate in the now-trademarked “Fringe” Festival, they were outraged. This sparked off the creation […]