Perth's first full Fringe festival wraps up this week and will celebrate with the inaugural Fringe World Awards at the Bakery on Sunday February 19.
As part of the ceremony, awards will be presented to Fringe artists, venues and producers. Awards include the City of Perth Local Comedy award, the Little Creatures Circus award and the Vinaceous Cabaret award within a pool of nine genre awards, the PerthNow People's Choice Award, awards for best independent venue and program, and the top-tier Martin Sims award.
The Western Power sponsored Martin Sims award will be given to the most promising Western Australian work from the Fringe. The award recipient will receive $10,000 to assist them in touring their work to other national and international Fringe Festivals.
The Awards will be hosted by Steve Gove – FRINGE WORLD's European Correspondent and Founder / Director of Prague Fringe.
"Fringe Festival's around the world award outstanding works," says Gove. "For artists it's like a stamp of approval which can really assist them in pedalling their wares in a global market."
The Fringe World Awards night will happen at the Bakery on Sunday February 19 from 7pm. Limited door sales may be available on the night. Voting for the PerthNow Peoples Choice award is open now at www.perthnow.com.au/fringeworld, closing midnight on the 18th February. For the full FRINGE WORLD program and more information on the Awards night head to www.fringeworld.com.au