I'll be migrating all things Fringe to a new website. I'm really looking forward to claiming some of my own website real estate back and focusing on blogging, making art and spending some time with my inner creative.
Blending my own website and the site for Fringe came from necessity... hosting a website isn't free and thanks to our IndieGoGo campaign, we are raising some funds to create a dedicated web platform that cultivates collaboration, including a group blog, a shoppable online gallery and artist profiles so you can see/meet all of us who make the magic happen. Depending on the success of the campaign, I'd also like to find a few new venues to host regular art shows. Just like websites, producing an art show costs a pretty penny. On average, the cost can range from $100 to $300 to get a new show off the ground. So, this IndieGoGo thing could really help us grow in a big way.
I'll still be managing everything - seems like people always get confused by the growth of Fringe and they think I am stepping away because they may see a new face, that's not the case... you're going to see new faces and hear from new artists regularly because we are EXPANDING, not shrinking. The truth is, I am one person and I cannot do it all. So, I am enlisting the help of some of the best artists in the area to help with the day to day functionality of hosting art shows, organizing events and more. If I don't do this, we won't ever have a chance to be bigger, be better, show more art - I am being brave here... it's scary to turn over your passion to someone else but if I don't try to grow here, I'll never be able to see the full potential of Fringe become realized.
We may encounter bumps along the way, some people may not work out, venues that host our shows may come and go but I'm trying to make this thing real, hopeful to make this dream come true and confident that eventually - Tampa and St. Pete will be one GIANT public art space.