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Halifax Fringe Festival takes place August 29 - September 8, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Communication with Halifax Fringe Festival will take place by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form/Fee Due: March 25th, 2019 at midnight ASTNotification of Acceptance: April 1st, 2019Confirmation of Acceptance/Prod Fee due: May 1st, 2019
Halifax Fringe Festival takes place in K'jipuktuk on unceded Mi'kmaw territory.
We encourage applications from underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, communities of colour, people with disabilities, and from the Two-Spirit and trans communities,
We've been presenting an accessible, un-juried, uncensored, arts festival annually for the last 29 years. Halifax Fringe Festival is 11 days, over 11 venues, over 55 days, preforming over 350 individual performances and 100% of the box office is returned to the artists.
We are proud members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, Theatre Nova Scotia, and The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op.
Early Bird Application are in person only at our application Launch Event. There is a limit of 15 first come first served guaranteed entry applications. After those are gone the rest of the festival is by lottery.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form on this website, or e-mail us at email@example.com
Application Fee: $50 ($45 early bird)Production Fee: ranges from $200 - $2,3540.00Withdrawal by June 30, 2019: 50% returnWithdrawal after June 30, 2019: 0% return
Your production fee ranges depending on how many performances you want in what size venue.
You choose you rune time (up to 70 min), your venue size (up to 180 seats), and how many performances (up to 13). You also choose your ticket price (ranging from PWYW to $15.)
Correspondence will be through e-mail with the Primary Contact only, unless the Secondary Contact or another method of communication is required for any reason. Halifax Fringe Festival (the “Festival”) is part of a growing community of Fringe Festivals throughout North America, dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists and creating affordable spaces through which diverse communities can experience boundary-pushing theatre and other performances, in accordance with the four criteria set out by the Canadian Association Of Fringe Festivals (CAFF):
Fringe Festivals are un-juried.Fringe Festivals are uncensored.Fringe Festivals are accessible to audiences and artists.Fringe Festivals return 100% of the ticket price to participating artists.
BYOV: We accept "bring-your-own-venue" (BYOV) shows. In that case you supply your venue, your technical equipment, your technicians. We supply volunteers to run box office. If you supply your own venue, your Registration Fee is a flat $200.
Halifax Fringe Festival will provide a venue/stage with sound, lighting, seating, venue technician and technical set-up time (for BYOV applications please refer to point 12 above). We provide box office management services to sell tickets and deal with audiences. You must use our ticket seller. We will place your show into the Fringe schedule, on HalifaxFringe.ca and in the official Halifax Fringe Festival printed program, with blurb/write-up and a (small) hi-res graphic of your choice. We will return to you all box office receipts within 5 business days of the closing of the Halifax Fringe. We will provide billeting when possible.
You are responsible for your own publicity, posters, advertising.You are responsible for your own personnel/volunteers in set-up, take down, stage management, etc.You are responsible for providing prompt and accurate information to the Festival when we request it.
In this instance, equity-seeking refers to an artist whose self-identifies as a voice that is traditionally underrepresented and under-resourced on theatre stages and in festival settings. For example, equity-seeking artist may identify as but not limited to an Indigenous artist, artist of colour, transgender artist, disabled artist, or neuro-divergent artist.
EQUITY LOTTERY BENEFITSThe Equity Lottery is given annually to one equity-seeking artist who applies to participate in the Halifax Fringe Festival. The Equity Lottery recipient will receive:in-kind support including one lottery venue spot, technicians, lighting, sound equipment, box office support, marketing, public relations and advertising in support of their show; andreimbursement of the Festival application fee in full.
Unsuccessful applicants will be placed in the general Festival lottery in accordance with their designation as a local or national artist, providing them an additional chance to secure a lottery spot.
Eligible applicants must be:the lead artist of the project who self-identifies as equity-seeking (equity-seeking may not be extended to the subject matter of the work or additional artists contracted to support the creation and production of the work);available to participate in the upcoming Halifax Fringe Festival, including any necessary technical rehearsal time in advance of the Festival.
EVALUATIONApplicants are self-selecting and will automatically be entered into a lottery draw for the Equity Lottery. Please note, all applications will be vetted by committee to ensure adherence to the eligibility guidelines above. Any applications that do not meet the award eligibility will be removed from the Equity lottery and placed in to the appropriate lottery category.