Fringe Festival is a cut above

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6th September, 2008

{ "#" : "This year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which got under way this weekend, is the most ambitious ever and will cost around €1.2 million to run," , "i" : "writes Áine Maguire."}

The Arts Council provided €400,000, and the remainder of the funding comes from commercial and cultural sponsorship, as well as ticket sales.

While Wendy Dempsey, general manager of the festival, acknowledged that future arts funding could suffer in an economic downturn, she was upbeat...

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