Hatchery Arts (also known as the Hollywood Fringe Festival or HFF) provides a platform for emerging, experimental and underrepresented artists to build community with one another. Through that platform, HFF makes live performances more accessible to artists and audiences alike. HFF operates as a training ground for artists to become producers and activates local neighborhoods to spur economic growth.
This mission is manifested in an annual, open-access festival which celebrates freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts, hosting thousands of artists from Los Angeles and around the world.
History & Vision
Hollywood Fringe Festival was conceived in an environment where the performing arts scene in Los Angeles had incredible momentum and passion but no real sense of place or community. As a result, artistic partnership and collaboration were stymied despite the rich arts scene in the region. Today, HFF continues to provide a cohesive environment for the local neighborhood and the artistic community.
The main components of HFF’s vision are:
- To foster a thriving community of artists.
- To make performances more financially accessible, both to the artists who produce them and audience members alike.
- To fund underrepresented and low-income Angeleno artists’ performances.
- To provide a platform for new and/or experimental work to premiere, get feedback, garner reviews, and receive accolades.
- To teach artists to become producers, thereby developing sustainable careers beyond the Fringe.
- To increase diversity, inclusion, access, and community in the arts.
- To play an active role in supporting and connecting our local venues and businesses.
These values are the bedrock of HFF, and will continue to guide and shape the organization as it grows.
CO-FOUNDERS OF THE FESTIVAL
Bryan Burgess, Alexa Hill, Ben Hill, Nicholas Hill, Stacy Jones Hill, Kanchan Mattoo, David McKeever, Ken Peterson, Abbie Wagoner