October 2019


Twitter: VancouverFringe

Artist Resources

Hey there, Artist!



April 1: Deadline to submit Site-Specific applications.
April 4: Deadline to withdraw. No refunds after April 4 at 4:00pm PST. Email artist@vancouverfringe.com.
April 15: Artist Info Form goes live.
(Tip! If you have any needs or requests about tech needs, scheduling needs, venue preferences, they should go into these forms for consideration. No promises but we do our best!)

May 1: Publicity and Marketing Workshop
May 1: Deadline to submit Artist Info Forms, including print-ready show description, and tech details.
May 20: Deadline to upload Show Image.
May 31: Deadline to purchase a Program Guide Ad

June 1: Deadline to apply for Havana Previews
June 9: Deadline for Site-Specific Artists to submit show schedule
June 13: Mainstage Artists receive their venue assignment and schedule
June 13: Dramatic Works Artists receive show schedule

July 4: Fringe-For-All Signup Begins
July 11:
World Fringe Day
July 14: UBC Rehearsal Space Request due
July 25: Program Guide Launch Party
July 29: Website Show Info Proofing begins
July 31: DEADLINE to submit Artist Billet Request Form

August 5: DEADLINE to proof your Website Show Listing
August 5: Best time to submit your Press Kit!
August 6: Non-Resident Tax Waivers due for International Artists
August 7: Ticket Sales go Live!
August 7:
Artist Comp Ticket Booking Begins
August 11: 
DEADLINE to submit Artist Rush Pass Request Form
August 11: Accessible Parking Program Info Due
August 14: Show Report Emails begin
August 18: Deadline to reserve Georgia Straight Ad
August 18: DEADLINE to submit for Fringe Awards
August 28:
DEADLINE to submit latecomer info

Sept 3: Box Office opens on Granville Island
Sept 3: Artist Check In Day 1 – 3:30pm – 6:30pm (subject to change)
Sept 3: Artist Welcome Dinner – 5pm-7pm at Dockside Restaurant
Sept 4: Artist Check in Day 2 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm (subject to change)
Sept 4: Fringe-For-All
Sept 16: Artist Pay Out – 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Sept 17: Volunteer Appreciation Party
Sept 18-22: Pick of the Fringe



Artist Billet Request Form – Now closed



Website Show Info Proofing InstructionsDeadline August 5

Press Kits and Press Releases

Instructions on how to Upload Press Kit:

– Find the Google Drive Folder here.
– Click on the large New + button in the top left hand corner
– Click the first option: Folder
– Type in your Show Title to label the Folder
– Click Create
– Double click on your Folder to open it
– Drag and drop your Press Kit into the Folder!

Fringe Logo Files

PrintPrint Deal

Silver Fox Postering Deal

6 Things That Should Appear on your Marketing Materials


Notes from the Hot Copy Publicity Workshop

Photographers & Videographers for Hire

Social Media Info

Event Listings List

Sandwich Board Guidelines

Postering & Flyering Guidelines

Publicists for Hire

Graphic Designers for Hire

Artist Producer Resource- a great online resource full of checklists, timelines, templates etc!



Artist Comp Ticket Policies & Procedures

Artist Comp Ticket Booking Instructions



Artist Rush Pass Rules

Artist Rush Pass Request Form – Now closed



Show Reports and Price Types



Artist Policies

Box Office Policies & Procedures

Artist Ticket Revenue Info

Artist Sponsorship Policy

Artist Media Policy & Media Comps

Check In and Pay Out

Artist Pay Out Info 

Front of House Policies and Procedures 

Equity Info

Tax Info (Domestic Artists)

Tax Info (International Artists)

Cultural Appropriation and How to Avoid It
While this video is focused on Indigenous cultures, it transfers to all cultures that are not your own. While the Fringe does not censor content, we want you to be aware of this issue and we recommend that you engage and include the people from any culture included in your show.



The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

Artist Info Form Tips

Show Photo Tips

Rehearsal Spaces for Rent 2019

Fringe Awards 2019– some need applications!

The Hub Stage – sign up to promote your show at the Fringe Hub!








Dates and deadlines from 2017

April 4: Deadline to withdraw. No refunds after April 4 at 5:00pm PST.
April 19: Artist Info Form goes live. Check your email for login instructions!
May 1: Deadline to submit Artist Info Forms.
May 19: Deadline to upload Show Image.
May 31: Deadline to apply for Havana Previews.

June 9: Artists receive their venue and schedule details. (subject to change)
June 14: Fringe For All Sign Up Begins on a First Come First Served Basis
June 14: UBC Rehearsal Space Applications Begin on a First Come First Served Basis
June 27: Deadline to apply for UBC Rehearsal Space (spaces filled on a first come first served basis)

July 4: World Fringe Day Video Submission Deadlines
July 11:World Fringe Day!
Early-Mid July: Billet Applications sent out in an Artist Info Letter
Mid – End of July: Best time to submit your Press Kits to the Fringe – more info coming soon!

August 1: Deadline to Proofread Website Info
August 1: Deadline to get your Posters to Poster Squad
August 1: Deadline to reserve your Georgia Straight Fringe Edition Ad
August 1: Deadline to apply for The Flame: Fringe Edition
August 3: Tickets go on sale
August 3: Artist Comp Ticket Booking Begins
August 4: Deadline to submit the Artist Billet Request Form
August 4: Show Reports Begin
August 4: Deadline to submit the Artist Rush Pass Request Form
Beginning of August: Best time to submit your Video Trailers for the Georgia Straight Website
August 15: Deadline to sign up to perform at the Vollie Appreciation Party
August 18: Deadline to apply for the Artist Risk Award, and the Joanna Maratta Award

September 5: 4:30-7:30pm – Artist Check In
September 6: 2:00-4:00pm – Artist Check In
Sept 4: Fringe For All
September 6: The Flame: Fringe Edition
September 18: 2:00-5:00pm – Artist Pay Out