CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Advance Theatre: New Works By Women is accepting submissions of new plays written by Canadian women. Applications are open until February 15, 2017. Click Here for more details!
Our mission is to 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-man 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.
The Mainstage Application for 2017 IS NOW CLOSED!
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, and 55 spots are available. Applications were accepted November 2-30, 2016. 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 were announced at the lottery party on December 9.
Dramatic Works Applications opened at 10am on January 11, 2017
NEW THIS YEAR: We have a new focus for our Dramatic Works series! This year, we will be working with published scripts by playwrights of Asian descent. Stay tuned for more details on mentorship and criteria!
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.
Apply to a BYOV now! Read about the available venues here!
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.
Site-Specific Applications opened at 10am on January 11, 2017
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@example.com if you have questions about the criteria.
The fee is $500 including a non-refundable $50 administration fee.
Site Specific Mentorship for young artists with The Only Animal applications will be open January 13 – February 15.
A five-month mentorship program for youth / emerging artists ages 17-24 creating new short performances. Learn from The Only Animal artists: leaders in site-specific and elementally-inspired theatre creation.