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The Fringe Festival is July 5 – 16th, 2017

Lottery Categories

What Category Should I Apply To?

You may only apply once to the lottery and will be required to choose a category in your application. All applicants must apply to the category that reflects their citizenship and not where they live, i.e.; the International Category is for INTERNATIONAL artists, and not for Canadians living, working or studying abroad.

Festival slots are allocated into the following quota (odds are dependent on total applicants).

  • Ontario (75%)
  • National (15%)
  • International (10%)

Ontario 45-60 Minutes
– Primary Contact’s citizenship is Canadian
– Primary Contact is a permanent resident of Ontario OR primary contact is from Ontario but currently lives elsewhere
– show run-time cannot exceed 60 minutes

Ontario 75-90 Minutes
– Primary Contact’s citizenship is Canadian
– Primary Contact is a permanent resident of Ontario OR Primary Contact is from Ontario but currently lives elsewhere
– show run-time cannot exceed 90 minutes

National 45-60 Minutes
– Primary Contact’s citizenship is Canadian
– Primary Contact is a permanent resident of Canada (outside Ontario) OR primary contact is from Canada (outside Ontario) but currently lives elsewhere
– show run-time cannot exceed 60 minutes

National 75-90 Minutes
– Primary Contact’s citizenship is Canadian
– Primary Contact is a permanent resident of Canada (outside Ontario) OR Primary Contact is from Canada (outside Ontario) but currently lives elsewhere
– show run-time cannot exceed 90 minutes

International 45-60 Minutes
– Primary Contact’s citizenship is non-Canadian; this category does NOT include Canadians with dual citizenship
– show run-time cannot exceed 60 minutes

International 75-90 Minutes
– Primary Contact’s citizenship is non-Canadian; this category does NOT include Canadians with dual citizenship
– show run-time cannot exceed 90 minutes

CDAP (Culturally Diverse Artist Project) 
– Primary contact is an artist who self-identifies as culturally diverse and reside in Ontario and who have not produced in the Toronto Fringe Festival before. (Please note that they can have applied to the Lottery before or taken part in a Fringe show). For more information about the program please click here
– Applicants must select which lottery category applies to them which can include; Ontario 60 Minute, Ontario 90 Minute, FringeKids or Dance.
– If you wish to be in the main lottery as well, you must enter separately. If you win a CDAP place and have entered the main lottery, we will remove your entry from the main lottery. Your entry fee into the main lottery is non-refundable.
– show run-time cannot exceed 90 minutes

Accessible Lottery Category
-Primary contact is an artist who self-identifies as Deaf artist, hard of hearing artist, sick artist, mad artist and/or any artist with a disability*. (Definitions here.*)
-For more information about the program, please click here or view the following ASL-interpreted video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn7mzg7RFc8
– If you wish to be in the main lottery as well, you must enter separately. If you win an Accessible Lottery place and have entered the main lottery, we will remove your entry from the main lottery. Your entry fee into the main lottery is non-refundable.
– show run-time cannot exceed 90 minutes

How to Apply:

The application process is through an online form but if alternative ways are required we will accommodate your needs, such as a video application, an email, or via the phone.

Dance (45 – 60 Minutes)
– there is no geographical limitation for company members in this category
– show run-time cannot exceed 60 minutes
– shows in this category must feature dance as the primary method of storytelling

FringeKids!
– there is no geographical limitation for company members in this category
– show run-time must be between 30 and 60 minutes
– shows must feature work for children and their families
– a brief show synopsis is required with your application to assure appropriate content