Elevating the local through the global: Stockholm Fringe Festival (Stoff) is a six day multidisciplinary arts festival, acting as a ‘stage’ for local and international artists to present their innovative work ranging from performance to installation art and anything in between. The festival stands for artistic freedom and focuses on out-of-the-box and “alternative” works that may not fit into mainstream performance or exhibition spaces. Stoff is a chance for arts practitioners to test new ideas, network and collaborate with other artists, develop work, and get inspired by many different creative expressions.
Not only is Stoff about encouraging emerging artists who are developing their craft but also welcomes established groups and individuals whose work promotes innovative work practices. Through international guest appearances like The Infernal Comedy with John Malkovich, Mykki Blanco, Forced Entertainment and The Wooster Group. The festival wishes to bridge the gap between the established and the emerging.
Now in it's 9th year STOFF has co-founded and is managing the Nordic Fringe Network with sister festivals in Bergen (Norway), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Lahti (Finland).