Frequently Asked Questions for Artists
We know applying for the Lottery or Site-Specifics can be complicated. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary of common terms that may help.
Glossary of Common Fringe Terms
Main Admin Contact (also called Participant) = The individual who applies to the festival and ultimately accepts a slot. They are considered the producer and will be the person that the festival communicates with directly.
Application Fee = The fee a participant pays to apply for the festival. Usually around $29.
Participation Fee = If drawn in the lottery or accepted into the Site-Specific Category, the fee the participant pays to produce work in the festival. Fee ranges between $550-$760.
Main Lottery = The lottery in which all standard categories are drawn, such as Ontario 60/90, National 60/90, International 60/90, Teen, Senior, Dance, KidsFest.
Culturally Diverse Artist Project (CDAP) Lottery = An additional lottery for people who identify as culturally and/or ethnoracially diverse, including: Indigenous, Metis, Inuit, Black, and People of Colour applicants.
Accessibility Lottery = An additional lottery for people who identify as Deaf, hard of hearing, Blind, low vision, sick, mad and/or persons with a disability.
Site-Specific Category = A bring-your-own venue category for individuals who want to produce a show in an accessible, non-conventional theatre space. It is not a lottery category, it is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a more in depth application that is assessed by festival staff for viability of the venue and proposed production.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, new for 2020, the secondary contact is not limited to only being your secondary contact. Please note, this is someone who should be reachable and able to give information about the application/event should the Festival be unable to reach the Main Admin Contact with critical information for any reason.
You can only apply to only ONE category in the Main Lottery, however if you are eligible for either the CDAP Lottery or Accessible Lottery, you can apply to those and the Main Lottery, if you choose. There is a $29 application fee to apply to the Main Lottery.
If the credit card payment fields and submit button do not appear after you’ve selected “pay by credit card” and either Visa or Mastercard, it means there is a required question on the application that has not been answered. Be sure to answer all questions that appear in RED. This includes checking off that you have read and agree to the terms of the applicant agreement.
If the submit button does not appear after you’ve selected “pay by cheque”, it means there is a required question on the application that has not been answered. Be sure to answer all questions that appear in RED. This includes checking off that you have read and agree to the terms of the applicant agreement.
Yes, your application will be saved. To ensure the autosave function is working, always be sure to click out of the answer field (anywhere else on the page that is not a button) and you should see the border of the answer box turn grey again. To come back to an application that you have started, go back to where you clicked Apply to Toronto Fringe and select “My event is already in Eventotron” to select your show title from the drop down.
We always recommend keeping a back up copy of your site specific application answers in a Word doc or similar format, in case you need to refer to them at any later point.
From the sign in page, click on “forgotten or missing password” to receive a new password link to your email. If you continue to have trouble, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can change your show title if you are drawn in the lottery and offered a slot! You can not at any point change the main admin contact, the secondary contact, or the company name.
You must have a company name to apply to the festival, and this name cannot change at any time thereafter. If you do not have a company already, you can create a name for your collective now.