Amsterdam Fringe Festival stimulates artistic experimentation in the true sense of the word. This means that a project can sometimes turn out differently than expected. The Fringe Festival, in collaboration with Het Huis Utrecht and ICK Dans Amsterdam, has set up the Next Best Fringe Award, especially for makers of the festival who want to continue working on their performance and deepen their artistic research. Creators can nominate themselves for this award at the end of the festival and have a chance of winning a residency at Het Huis Utrecht or ICK to continue their artistic research. In the next edition of Fringe, the winners will be able to show the results. In 2020, Aissa Kraayenbrink and in the summer of 2021 Robin Nimanong will work in ICK's studio.