FESTIVAL DATES: June 16-23, 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2018
NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS: You may submit only ONE application to perform at PortFringe 2018. This policy is to ensure that each PortFringe Artist can fully participate in the festival, and that PortFringe can accommodate and feature as many unique Artists as possible.
NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES: PortFringe 2018 will guarantee each accepted applicant up to a minimum of four (4) performances. You do not need to accept all four performances. You may also request additional performances if desired (though they are not guaranteed).
RUN TIME FOR PORTFRINGE SHOWS: No more than 60 minutes.
SELECTION PROCESS: All completed applications will be pulled and numbered in order through a random selection lottery on or before February 4, 2018. Depending on the number of applications, PortFringe reserves the right to weigh the 2018 Lottery for a equitable representation of local (Portland area) vs. non-local (Maine locations outside the Greater Portland area, plus national and international touring) artists/acts. PortFringe offers will be awarded in the order that applications are drawn. PortFringe expects to include between 40-50 shows selected for participation in the 2018 festival.
NOTIFICATION PROCESS: All applicants will be informed of their lottery rank, and receive offers for participation on or before February 7, 2018. WAITLIST PROCESS: After the first round of offers are made, any remaining applicants will be placed on a waitlist, in the event that one of the scheduled acts has to withdraw from the festival. Additional offers will be made in waitlist/lottery order.
APPLICATION FEE: The (non-refundable) application fee for PortFringe 2018 is $25.00, which must be received by January 31, 2018. If payment of the application fee (with all completed acceptance paperwork) is not received by that date, your application will be disqualified from the lottery. PRODUCTION FEE: All shows accepting an official (post-lottery) offer to present work at PortFringe 2018 must submit an additional (non-refundable) Production Fee. 2018 Production Fees will be tiered based on the the number of (requested!) performances offered to an Artist, as follows: 2018 Production Fees $150 – for up to four performances $175 – 5 performances $200 – 6 performances Production Fees must be paid in full within 5 days of your official PortFringe 2018 (sent by February 7), or your production will be moved to the 2018 waitlist. If you are ready apply, continue on! Take your time. Proofread your responses. Make sure you are accurately representing your proposed PF18 project. Please do not include additional, unsolicited materials