#### Short Paper - A note on the Frank–Wolfe algorithm for a class of nonconvex and nonsmooth optimization problems

Frank and Wolfe’s celebrated conditional gradient method is a well-known tool for solving smooth optimization problems for which minimizing a linear function over the feasible set is computationally cheap. However, when the objective function is nonsmooth, the method may fail to compute a stationary point. In this work, we show that the Frank–Wolfe algorithm can be employed to compute Clarke-stationary points for nonconvex and nonsmooth optimization problems consisting of minimizing upper-${C}^{1,\alpha}$ functions over convex and compact sets. Furthermore, under more restrictive assumptions, we propose a new algorithm variant with stronger stationarity guarantees, namely directional stationarity and even local optimality.