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2019 Fringe Festival Registration

The annual Fringe Festival floods Philadelphia with performances, exhibits, experiences, and events connecting artists and audiences. This is your chance to join the community, make your mark, and be a part of the action! Performers, artists, and creators of all kinds are invited to register. The 2019 Fringe Festival will take place Sept 5–22 around Philadelphia and online.

Access to an audience of over 32,000
Advertising and marketing support
Press opportunities
Exclusive access to artists events, workshops, and resources
Show Signage
Full time box office staff
Festival discounts and FringeArts membership benefits

Whether you have been creating for years or you are just starting to experiment, your work deserves a platform to connect with audiences and artists from all over.  Last year had 364,229 page views during the Festival and sold over 32,000 individual tickets, and the FringeArts App had over 1,600 active users leading up to and during the 2018 Fringe Festival.

Any questions? Reach out to Fringe Festival Coordinator April Rose at or 215-710-8708.


2019 Registration Pricing

$280 – Early Bird Rate for anyone registered before April 1, 2019
$350 – Flat Rate after April 1, 2019
$300 – Student Rate (Includes Class of 2019 May graduates)
$275 – Multi-Show Rate ($275 per show) for producers who present more than one show during the 2019 Fringe Festival
$200 – Flat Rate for Non-Ticketed Visual Arts Exhibits/Installation/Experience with open gallery hours
$50 – Digital Fringe works (hosted exclusively online and live during the Festival)

Digital Fringe Guidelines

Digital Fringe is the FringeArts platform for online works, from games to websites to live streams and video series, and everything in between. Read the guidelines below for details on Digital Fringe pieces.

  • Artwork must take place online or in an app
  • Must be free and accessible to anyone with the link
  • Cannot be a personal portfolio (link must go right to the artwork)
  • URL’s must be working and we encourage the use of shorter URL’s
  • Date and time are optional (default will be that it runs the entire Festival)
  • Shows are able to open or close at any point – URL must be given a specific date during the Festival that it is “live”
  • Register Here

2019 Fringe Festival Artist Deadlines

March 1, 2019 – June 3, 2019 – Fringe Festival Registration is live

April 1, 2019 – Early Registration Deadline to Pay $280

June 3, 2019 – Step 1: Registration & Festival Guide Information Due | This includes: show name, discipline, venue information, show dates and times, running time, sort description, and guide image.

June 14, 2019 – Extra Guide Ad Deadline | For artists who wish to purchase an extra advertisement in the Fringe Festival Guide. This includes payment, info, and artwork.

July 12, 2019 – Step 2: Marketing & PR Materials Deadline | This includes: company bio, web address, keywords, multimedia links, press release, and any high resolution photos.

July 26, 2019 – Step 3: Certificate of Insurance and W-9s | All participants in the Festival must obtain general liability insurance covering themselves and FringeArts. Box Office reconciliation checks will be mailed by Mid October- to the name and address reported on W9. 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

Sept 27, 2019 – Step 4: Final Box Office Reports and Survey Due | All at the door ticket sales must be recorded and reported back to FringeArts


Opportunities for Financial Support

Over the next few months, we’ll be updating this  page with upcoming grants, microgrants, and sponsorship opportunities artists can apply for! See below for a grant from the Leeway Foundation.

Leeway Foundation (Deadline March 1st, 2019): The Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans artist who:

  • Has an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
  • Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
  • Has a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way).
  • Lives in Greater Philadelphia: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County
  • Learn more on their website.

The Iron Factory is offering their space at discounted rates for Fringe Festival shows rehearsing between May–August. During this time, participating artists can reserve their space for $120 for 13 rehearsal hours per month. Check out their website and get in touch here.

Workshops and Events

Vision Driven Artist Workshops
Vision Driven Consulting (VDC) supports the visionary work of artists, community groups, and not-for-profit organizations through consulting, facilitation, and training. Vision Driven Artist Workshops are free and/or low-cost capacity-building workshops for self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators in all disciplines. Attendees learn new skills, gain new resources, and meet and connect with other local artists. Read more and RSVP on the VDC website. Upcoming workshops include:

  • Intermediate Grant Writing & Funder Panel (March 11, 2019) @ The Rotunda
  • Personal Finances for Artists (April 8, 2019) @ The Rotunda
  • Getting Paid: Individual Donor Development (April 24, 2019) @ CultureWorks
  • Outreach & Audience Building (May 13, 2019) @ The Rotunda
  • Social Media Marketing (June 10, 2019) @ The Rotunda
  • And more!

PlayPenn Self-Producing Course

If you’re a theatre artist with a project you’re itching to put on its feet, come join Maura Krause and Emily Acker to learn the fundamentals of self-production. Read more and sign up on the PlayPenn website

Artist Resources

2019 Artist’s Manual (MUST READ)

2019 Independent Artist Policies and Agreement(2.12.19) (MUST READ)

Artist Insurance Form

Box Office – At The Door Sales 

Sample Budget



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