Calls for Artists: Fringe

Update on Fringe 2021 Applications and COVID-19


Why Produce Your Show at Fringe?

Fringe covers part of the cost of producing a show, which can otherwise be $10,000+ if self-producing. Together, we can help lower the costs for everyone involved.

A participant pays approximately $760 for their slot in the mainstage Fringe Festival (Site-Specific fees vary). For this fee, you receive a performance venue with technical staff*, box office staff, front of house staff; also ticket sales service, venue insurance, and a share of our festival marketing. Participants are expected to cover artist fees, royalty fees, set/costume costs, show-specific marketing, and other production costs.  

*Venue and tech labour are not included for the Site-Specific Category. 

It’s Better Together

This shared producing model allows your dollar to stretch further, because we are pooling our resources and working together. As always, you take home 100% of the ticket revenue and Fringe takes a small surcharge on each ticket. 

When you produce a show at Fringe, you're joining a community – this isn’t simply a co-production agreement. Being part of the Fringe community means access to a step-by-step Producing 101 pathway, greater reach for your show due to our province-wide marketing campaigns, and hands-on support from our fabulous team.

Are you a visual learner?
Click here for a one-page Infographic that explains the Fringe's shared producing model.

Key Dates

Early October: Application information released

Mid-October: Fringe Festival Lottery & Site-Specific Category applications open

Early November: Applications for the Fringe Festival Lottery close. (Site-Specific applications are first-come, first-served)

Early December: The Fringe Festival Lottery Party

First 2 weeks of July: The Toronto Fringe Festival

There are many ways to join the Fringe movement

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Update on Fringe 2021 Applications and COVID-19