Independent Artists

Registration for the 2021 Fringe Festival is Closed. Please Find the Festival Lineup on our Festival Page

Registration for the 2022 Fringe festival will open in the Spring

Welcome to our Artist Resources page! Below, you will find information about registering for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, opportunities for independent artists, any open calls for artists, and more.

For questions about the Fringe Festival and artist support, you can contact Independent Artist Programs Manager April Rose at

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Familiarize Yourself with the Independent Artist Manual

 2021 Fringe Festival Artist Deadlines

 The 2021 Fringe Festival will run September 9 – October 2.

Registration for the 2021 Fringe Festival will open May 3, 2021

May 3 – July 1 – Artist Registration Open on

Jul 1 – Step 1: Artist/Company Profile & Basic Print Information Deadline

We will use the information you provide to create a profile for the lead artist/company in the FringeArts app and create your Fringe Festival guide listing. 

  • Basic Lead Artist/Company Info
  • Basic Show Info
  • Content Considerations, Audience Expectation and Accessibility (if available)

NOTE: This deadline does NOT include dates, times, and/or venues. The 2021 Fringe Festival print materials will not include these details to give artists ample time to make safe plans. Instead, the guide will list a description of your show, and prompt audiences to find full details on your show’s web page. 

July 15 – Step 2: Website & Ticketing Information Due

We will use this information to build your shows website and create your tickets

  • Dates, Times, Ticket Prices, Venue Info
  • Full Show Description, Cast & Crew Credits
  • Press Release (if available) 
  • Content Considerations and Accessibility Information

July 29 – Step 3: Social Media Content & Paperwork Due

  • Promotional photos/copy for FringeArts to promote your show on social media
  • Links to any available promotional materials 
  • W-9 (for ticketed performances to receive ticket income) & Direct Deposit Information
  • Proof of Event Insurance
  • REV-1832

August 9 –  Web Pages go live and tickets go on sale!

Sept 9 – Oct 2 – Fringe Festival 2021

October 9 – Step 4: Reconciliation, Box Office Reports & Survey Due

2021 Registration Options

Independent artists are among some of those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and FringeArts is doing what we can to support artists in this difficult time. 

We have again made the decision to waive registration fees for the 2021 Fringe Festival, save for a $20 processing fee that goes directly to our registration platform, Eventotron.

Registration options for the 2021 Fringe Festival will be announced this spring. Artists should keep in mind that COVID-19 restrictions at Festival time will ultimately impact the way performances can be staged.

Artists should consider that Digital and Socially Distanced Outdoor presentations are the most likely to be within safety guidelines.

To discuss your 2021 Fringe Festival plans, reach out to the Independent Artist Programs Manager, April Rose at, or schedule a consultation online.

Events & Updates

Throughout the year, we’ll be updating this page with upcoming artist events and opportunities.

Fringe Festival Preview Scratch Nights at FringeArts

FringeArtsFringeArts’ long-running works-in-progress series, Scratch Night is an opportunity for artists across disciplines to share brief excerpts of works in various stages of development in an informal environment. Attendance is free, but RSVPs are encouraged. August Scratch Nights are dedicated to highlighting Independent Artists participating in the upcoming Fringe Festival. 

Monday, August 16 @ 7pm

Monday, August 23 @ 7pm

2021 Resources & Documents

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