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Twitter: VancouverFringe

FOR ARTISTS

Are you interested in being in the 2018 Festival? Read on below!

At the Vancouver Fringe we celebrate theatre and create opportunities for performing artists like you!

As a Fringe artist you’ll have access to Festival resources to produce and publicize your show, you’ll rub shoulders with movers and shakers in Vancouver Theatre, and receive 100% of the regular box office revenue from your show! Fringe shows are un-juried and uncensored. That means that for the Mainstage category, you do not need to submit a script – or even tell us what your show is about – when you apply. Anyone can submit a show for the Festival! One-person shows, drama, acrobats, queer burlesque – we take them all!

A company (or individual) applies for a spot in the Fringe by submitting an application form and fee. There are four separate categories to apply to, and each company is limited to one spot per year.

1. The Mainstage 

There is no date set for The Mainstage Application for 2018 to open. Please check back, or better yet, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to get the latest news, as it happens!

There are approximately 8 groups assigned to each venue. A Mainstage venue spot refers to shows that are placed in a venue supplied by the Festival, including a technician, basic lighting, and sound. The show can be from 10-75 minutes in length. Each group has 15 minutes to set up before each performance, and 15 minutes to take down afterwards. Applicants are selected by lottery.  The fee is $800 for a show from 31-75 minutes, and $600 for a show under 30 minutes, including a $50 non-refundable application fee. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Lottery Party.

2. The Dramatic Works Series

There is no date set for The Dramatics Works Application for 2018 to open. Please check back, or better yet, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to get the latest news, as it happens!

Sponsored by the Lochmaddy Foundation, this is a Mainstage venue completely dedicated to published dramatic works. A Mainstage venue spot refers to shows that are placed in a venue supplied by the Festival, including a technician, basic lighting, and sound. These shows can be from 30-100 minutes in length. Each group has 15 minutes to set up before each performance, and 15 minutes to take down afterwards. In the Dramatic Works category, artists must be using a previously produced script classified as a Drama by the publisher with 2 or more actors. Artists may not apply with their own script. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, pending script eligibility. The fee is $800 including a $50 non-refundable administration fee.

3. Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) 

Applications for BYOV open after the Mainstage lottery. 

Applicants are approved by the venue on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must have secured a pre-approved venue BEFORE they apply with the Fringe. BYOV refers to shows that supply their own venue or location, technician, lighting, and sound. Technical rehearsal and scheduling is up to the company to arrange with the venue. This year, only pre-approved, Fringe BYOVs will be accepted. Once an artist is accepted at a venue, the Fringe will accept their application. The Fringe fee is $500 including a non-refundable administration fee. Fees paid to the Fringe and to the BYOV are separate.

4. Site-Specific 

Applications for Site Specific open after the Mainstage lottery. 

Site-Specific applicants provide their own venue, technician, lighting, and sound. Site-Specific shows must be created for their space, and may not take place in a traditional theatre. Some previous examples of Site-Specific shows include:

Pirates! An interactive show about pirates taking place on and around the small grounded pirate ship on Granville Island

Duck Off, A clown show in which the actor performed from a boat in the duck pond

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis if their sites are within walking distance of Granville Island or Havana Restaurant and meet the criteria of the Site-Specific Program. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about the criteria.

The fee is $500 including a non-refundable $50 administration fee.