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2017 Registration Deadlines:

March 1st – June 1st – Registration is open 

June 1st – Step 1 is due – Sign Up & Basic Show Information | This includes: show name, discipline, venue information, show dates and times, running time, sort description, and guide image.

June 16th – Guide ad deadline | For artists who wish to purchase an extra advertisement in the Fringe Festival Guide. Artwork due for purchased Guide ads on June 23rd

July 7th – Step 2 is due – Marketing and PR  | This includes: company bio, web address, keywords, multimedia links, press release, and any high resolution photos.

July 18th – Step 3 is due – Certificate of Insurance and W-9 | All participants in the Festival must obtain general liability insurance covering themselves and FringeArts. Click here for the Artist Insurance Form. Artists must also submit an updated W-9. Box Office reconciliation checks will be mailed by Mid October- to the name and address reported on W9

September 29th – Step 4 is due – Fringe Business  | Box Office Reconciliation and survey! All at the door ticket sales must be recorded and reported back to FringeArts.

Free Workshops and Consulting

May 25th, 2017 – Writing Your Project Statement 

Learn to craft language around your artistic project to streamline your ideas and stay on target! Led by Andrew Simonet of Artists U. 

Free and open to the public. Limited to 15 artists. Email to reserve a spot.
June 7th, 2017  – Targeted Marketing 

Learn to market your show efficiently and effectively led by Andrew Simonet of ArtistsU

Free and open to the public. Limited to 15 artists. Email to reserve a spot.


Whether you have been creating in Philadelphia for years or you are just starting to experiment, this is your opportunity to talk through your creative project with artists, administrators and producers who have been in your shoes! Fringe Festival Consulting is a new program created to provide guidance and support to Philadelphia based art-makers.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Apply now!

2017 Artist’s Manual (MUST READ)

2017 Fringe Festival Policies (MUST READ)

Artist Insurance Form

Box Office – At The Door Sales – 2017

Sample Budget



Festival logos for web, print, and other materials (click for high-resolution):

To download, right click any of the documents above and “save target as” or “save link as.”

Registration Discounts

Super Early Registration – $75 off (before March 20th)

Early Registration – $50 off (before April 18th)

Visual Art Exhibition – $75 off (Gallery hours, free admission)  

Multiple Show Discount – $75 off (Designed for producers who are submitting more than one full production)

Student Discount – $50 off (Must be a registered student at a high school or university)

Fringe Virgin – $50 off (For first time Fringe Festival producers)

**Only one discount can be applied per show

Small But Mighty Arts MicroGrants 

SBMA micro-grants are designed to give artists a “spark” to jumpstart, advance or complete a creative project or professional development opportunity. Our overall goal is to limit the likelihood that artists will quit or further delay projects or professional development that can aid in their continued career growth. Past award recipients have not only utilized funds to create work, but their feedback confirmed that there was an intrinsic value to receiving a micro-grant (no matter the amount) that motivated them to persist overall. Through our exploratory partnership with Fringe Arts, we seek to support artists from various neighborhoods throughout the city, with micro-grants to utilize for costs related to producing a Fringe Festival performance.

MICRO-GRANT USE(S): insurance | equipment | artistic staff | licensing | marketing / promotion materials | production (performance) | production (print, music) | | space | supplies / materials

ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES: The SBMA micro-grant application is open to most all recognized and exploratory art forms: Acting | Animation | Creative Writing | Dance | Digital Art | Fabric and Textile | Fashion Design | Film Furniture Making | Graphic Design/Illustration | Installation | Interactive Design | Jazz | Mixed Media Multimedia | Music Performance (Vocal, Instrumental, MC) | Music Production (includes songwriting, Deejaying, engineering) | Musical Theater | Painting | Performance Art | Photography | Playwriting | Podcast | Poetry/Prose | Printmaking | Puppetry | Scenic Design | Screen Printing | Spoken Word | Storytelling | Theater | Visual Art | Writing

APPLICATION PROCESS: Online application made available in the Spring 2017. Grants are selected by a committee chosen by SBMA.


FringeArts is thrilled to partner with Small But Mighty Arts to support artists in the Fringe Festival. All award winners and grantees are identified and chosen by Small But Mighty Arts. All awards are directly distributed to selected independent artists by SBMA. FringeArts does not have a role in the selection of awardees. 



Questions about the Fringe Festival? 
Jarrod Markman, Fringe Festival Coordinator,, 215.413.9006 x16