DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017 APPLICATION FORM
Welcome. There are 4 main steps to complete your application:

STEP 1: Read the information. Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with our 2017 Application Guide which is available to read here: http://bit.ly/2iE41HB

STEP 2: Read the application form carefully before filling it out. You must fill it out in one go, there is no save for later option. We advise you to compose your responses in advance of filling it out and we've copied it to a document here for you to work on if helpful: http://bit.ly/2k1WBTE

STEP 3: Complete this online form and submit. Once you have submitted your application the screen will display a message saying ‘Your response has been recorded’. This is the ONLY receipt you will get for this application. You're nearly there!

STEP 4: Share the Dropbox link to your supporting documents with programming@fringefest.com. Applications without supporting documents are considered to be incomplete. We can accept supporting documents by post if necessary, but we much prefer soft copies in the interest of being kind to the environment.

DEADLINE: COMPLETED FORMS AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS must be submitted by Friday March 10th at 5pm.

If your idea is something that cannot possibly be communicated clearly through our application system we would still love to hear from you. Just email ruth@fringefest.com to arrange a meeting.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
NAME OF ARTIST / COMPANY *
Exact spelling please and be clear if it's intended to be all caps or if there is unusual punctuation etc.
Your answer
PRESENTED BY (IF DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE)
Exact spelling please and be clear if it's intended to be all caps or if there is unusual punctuation etc.
Your answer
TITLE OF EVENT / SHOW *
Exact spelling please and be clear if it's intended to be all caps or if there is unusual punctuation etc.
Your answer
WEBSITE LINKS
This can be a website, blog, Facebook page or similar
Your answer
CITY / CITIES AND COUNTRY / COUNTRIES *
Example: Dublin, Ireland. We ask this to know what country and city (or countries and cities) you would like us to list where your work is from if you are programmed.
Your answer
FUNDING STATUS *
We ask this to understand how well resourced your event will be.
Do you have any other organizations helping you make the work?
If so, who?
Your answer
IS THIS YOUR FIRST APPLICATION TO DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL? *
Required
IF NO - PLEASE GIVE THE YEAR AND TITLE OF PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS.
Your answer
HAVE YOU READ OUR 2017 APPLICATION GUIDE? *
You can download it here: http://bit.ly/2iE41HB (Do not make an application without reading it!)
Required
CONTACT DETAILS
Please make sure this information is all correct! Double check the spelling of EVERYTHING, particularly email addresses & contact numbers. This is what we will refer to right up to the festival.
NAME OF MAIN CONTACT *
This is the person who will be the main point of contact for this project with Dublin Fringe Festival - this is the number we will call and the person who will receive all of the emails. It is the responsibility of this person to communicate all information that we send out to the whole team.
Your answer
ROLE *
Your answer
MAIN CONTACT'S PHONE NUMBER *
It is essential that you let us know if this number changes
Your answer
MAIN CONTACT'S EMAIL ADDRESS *
It is essential that you let us know if this email address changes
Your answer
MAIN CONTACT'S POSTAL ADDRESS *
This is the postal address that will be on your contract if you are programmed. Please make sure to let us know if there is any change to this.
Your answer
TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION CONTACT PERSON NAME *
This will be the principal contact for our production team. This can be changed later, but you must let us know. If you do not have a Production Manager or equivalent involved with your project yet, put the main contact details down again.
Your answer
TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION CONTACT PHONE NUMBER *
Again, it's essential that you let us know if this number changes
Your answer
TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS *
Your answer
DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU PROPOSE
This is the most important section in the application. We advise you to be clear and concise, but make sure to give us enough information so that we have a clear sense of what you are proposing.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEA. TELL US ABOUT THE SHOW YOU WANT TO MAKE. (500 words max) *
We're especially interested in (a) the subject matter (b) the form you want to work in, and (c) what happens on stage/ how the event unfolds.
Your answer
WHY NOW? (200 words max) *
What inspired you? Are you making the work in response to something in particular?
Your answer
WHERE ARE YOU NOW IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE WORK AND WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS? (300 words max) *
Your answer
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PROPOSED EVENT
DURATION (IN MINUTES) *
This information is VITALLY important to how we programme, so please be as accurate as possible. As this has an impact on our overall programme, you must let us know immediately if the duration changes in any way.
Your answer
TYPE OF EVENT *
Required
IS THIS A NEW SHOW OR EVENT? *
Required
IF NO, WHERE ELSE HAS IT BEEN ON?
Your answer
WHY SPECIFICALLY DO YOU WANT TO PRESENT THIS WORK AS PART OF DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL? (200 words max.) *
Please be concise and refer to our curatorial vision in our 2017 Application Guide.
Your answer
WHO ARE THE PRINCIPLE ARTISTS / CREATORS? *
Please give a short biography of each.
Your answer
WHO ELSE IS ON YOUR TEAM AND WHAT IS THEIR ROLE?
Please list below and include their biogs with your supporting docs. If there is no one else involved, leave this section blank.
Your answer
WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS? *
Please include specific technical equipment, stage dimensions, seating configuration, tech time required in the venue, scale of production, warm up space required, dressing room requirements, details of design (set / sound, lighting, video etc.) schedule and any other pertinent details.
Your answer
IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT WORK FOR OUR YOUNG AUDIENCES STRAND, PLEASE INDICATE THE TARGET AGE GROUP OF YOUR SHOW.
This is a new strand of work for and by under 18s, curated with Kate Ferris at Collapsing Horse.
PROGRAMMING INFORMATION
If your proposal is selected, this helps us start to make informed decisions about programming your work into the festival.
ARE YOU APPLYING FOR A DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL VENUE SLOT OR WITH YOUR OWN VENUE? *
To be part of our 2017 festival you must either apply for a Dublin Fringe Festival venue slot OR with your own venue (see application guide for more details):
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IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL VENUE, PLEASE CLICK TO CONSULT OUR VENUE PLAN AND SELECT YOUR SLOT PREFERENCES BELOW: http://bit.ly/2jVUgpr
We will consider all of these spaces for your work, so please indicate in the next section if you have a strong preference for one slot over another so that we can take that into consideration.
WHY THIS VENUE OR TYPE OF VENUE AND SLOT?
Please give us a comprehensive and clear indication of the practical reasons (size, situation, facilities etc.) as well as creative / thematic reasons why you have chosen this venue / these venues for your proposal. This gives us an idea of how to best match your work to one of the venues in your preferences.
Your answer
INTERESTED IN A FRINGE VENUE BUT NONE OF THESE SLOTS WORK FOR YOU? TELL US WHY.
Is it a once-off gig, a late night show etc?
Your answer
IF YOU ARE APPLYING WITH YOUR OWN VENUE, PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF THIS VENUE BELOW.
(a) If you have an agreement in place with a specific venue, tell us about it. If not, how will you proceed in making arrangements. (b) If you are looking at various possibilities or types of spaces, please list them. The following are some alternative or offsite venues which have been used in the past or are on our radar if helpful: http://bit.ly/2fPX998 PLEASE NOTE: Productions using offsite venues will have to present signed rental agreements to the festival by May 2017.
Your answer
WHY THIS VENUE/TYPE OF VENUE?
Tell us why this space is essential to your show.
Your answer
YOUR IDEAL RUN LENGTH *
e.g. one night only, four nights with two previews etc.
Your answer
DO YOU OR YOUR TEAM HAVE ANY AVAILABILITY ISSUES DURING THE FESTIVAL OR LEAD UP (FESTIVAL DATES: 9 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2017)? *
This is really important information for us, as making changes to our programme schedule after we've put it together is extremely tricky.
Your answer
DOES ANY OF YOUR TEAM HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS OR MOBILITY ISSUES?
If so please elaborate so that the festival can accommodate these needs.
Your answer
ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW?
e.g Is there an unusual audience capacity for this work? Do you need to do it at a specific time of day? Do you expect the event to happen more than once a day? Do you expect it to be a free event?
Your answer
MARKETING
Please note that if you choose to work in Project Arts Centre: Space Upstairs, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre 1662 or any large capacity venue, owing to the size of these spaces we will require that you have a member of your team dedicated to creating and rolling out the marketing of your production.
YOUR IDEAL AUDIENCE *
Who are you making this show for and why would these people like to see it? Please be as specific as possible.
Your answer
DESCRIBE YOUR EVENT AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR IN THE FESTIVAL BROCHURE *
Max. 75-100 words. You will be able to edit this if your event is programmed. Think about how you want this to represent your work to a potential audience and who you want it to appeal to.
Your answer
DESCRIBE THE EVENT FOR A NEWSPAPER LISTING *
Max. 15 words. You will be able to edit this if your event is programmed.
Your answer
DESCRIBE THE EVENT IN A TWEET *
140 characters.
Your answer
IN WHAT WAYS WILL YOU PROMOTE YOUR EVENT? *
e.g. e.g. flyer distribution, advertising, social media, videos, press releases etc. (Just your initial ideas required here at this stage.)
Your answer
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
You must supplement the above application form with supporting documents. Applications with no supporting documents are considered to be incomplete.

BY DROPBOX: Please send a Dropbox link to your supporting documents to programming@fringefest.com. Please name your files as follows: Show title, company name, submission date (DDMMYY) e.g. MACBETH RSC 030317.

For large video files, please consider sending us a link to Vimeo rather than uploading large files. It will save you time!

The supporting documents deadline is 5pm on March 10th 2017.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of supporting documents by March 16th at 6pm.

IF YOUR EVENT IS BRAND NEW WORK: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU SEND US THE FOLLOWING
Please tick all that apply. It helps us to check we've received all your materials.
IF YOUR EVENT IS BRAND NEW WORK: IT IS DESIRABLE THAT YOU SEND US THE FOLLOWING
Please send a maximum of five files. Please tick all that apply. It helps us to check we've received all your materials.
IF YOUR EVENT IS TOURING WORK, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU SEND US THE FOLLOWING:
Please send a maximum of five files.
THAT'S IT!
Thanks for taking the time to complete this application. We look forward to reading it! We will communicate all programming decisions by early May 2017.
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