The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival is supported by the generosity of countless individual donors, foundations and local businesses. Every year we share the love with hundreds of artists, while extending the community experience of Fringe with about a thousand audience members.

While we’re proud to say that 75 percent of our budget comes from earned revenue—indicating resounding demand for our work—we value equally the contributed income we receive because it indicates clear support for our mission: to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences.

Ways to support the Fringe

By mail

Let us know who you are so we can thank you properly and mail your donation to:

Asheville Fringe
c/o ACDT
20 Commerce Street
Asheville NC 28801

Matching gifts

Many employers match the charitable donations of their employees with a corporate contribution, allowing you to double the impact of your gift. Ask your employer if they match gifts and let us know if we can help you file the appropriate forms.

Want to know more?

Is there something else you’d like to know before you join the exalted ranks of Fringe donors? Contact Jocelyn Reese or Jim Julien, Artistic Directors, at We make it our goal to maintain complete transparency as an organization—that commitment includes our finances as well as our general operations.

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival operates as a project under the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and donations to the Fringe are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.