2022 Toronto Fringe Lottery

The Toronto Fringe is a non-juried festival, and holds a lottery to program the festival by selecting shows at random in a draw. In line with all other Fringes in the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, The Toronto Fringe does not evaluate the artistic merit of applicants, or the viability of the work – all applicants have the same chance of earning a show slot as the rest of their category. The Toronto Fringe typically offers multiple Main Lottery categories to apply to, based on the permanent residence of the applicant and duration of show, age demographic of audience, or targeted performance genre.

Download the 2022 Toronto Fringe Applicant Handbook


IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE 2022 LOTTERY

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Fringe Festival, the 2022 festival will be filled by a majority of deferred companies who were offered first-right-of-refusal slots in the next in-person festival. There are limited and waitlist only slots available for certain lottery categories.

For 2022 there will be no slots available for new applicants in International (permanently reside outside of Canada) or National (permanently reside outside of Ontario) categories.

For 2022 the following categories have available slots to apply for:

Applicants CANNOT apply to the following categories/lotteries:


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HOW TO APPLY

All category applications must be submitted via the festival portal, Eventotron

  1. Go to www.eventotron.com 
  2. Click “Login/sign-up” in the top right corner to log into your existing account, or create a new one.
  3. Once you are registered and logged in to Eventotron, you will see a listing of festivals. You can narrow the list by selecting Canada from the dropdown list, or scroll down to find 2022 TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL.
  4. Click on "Apply" in the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival section to open the application.

If your company requires any accessibility accommodations in order to submit your application to the 2022 Lottery, please contact Suzanne Wilkie, at admin@fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 228, and we will do our best to assist you.

Cost to apply: There is no minimum fee required to apply to the 2022 Lottery. Applicants may choose to donate a pay-what-you-want amount to the Toronto Fringe.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.


TWO-PHASE LOTTERY

Toronto Fringe commits to reserving at least 50% of available slots in each lottery category for Indigenous, Black, or other racialized People of Colour (IBPOC) applicants. To achieve that goal, we’ve implemented the two-phase lottery draw as a measure to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion at the Festival. We are implementing a phased lottery structure as a step to directly address some of the imbalances and gaps that exist in the demographics reflected on Fringe stages.

Each category's draw will have two phases: 

The Main Admin Contact is considered the individual applying who must identify as IBPOC for the application to be included in the first drawing phase. We strongly encourage that applicants who select this also commit to at least half or more of their creative and performance team identifying as IBPOC as well.

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COVID-19 POLICIES


APPLICANT POLICIES


WHAT CATEGORY SHOULD I CHOOSE?

For 2022 there will be no slots available for new applicants in International (permanently reside outside of Canada) or National (permanently reside outside of Ontario) categories.