APPLICATIONS CLOSE: January 11, 2019 at 5pm EST
The Capital Fringe Festival is primarily a self-producing performing arts festival where established and emerging artists can present their work. The Fringe Festival takes place in July in SW DC for over 30,000 patrons each year. The Fringe Festival is DC’s largest and most anticipated performing arts festival. It is just the place for you to showcase your most daring, raw and authentic live performance work.
The 2019 Fringe Festival will once again take place in the Southwest. At the 2018 Fringe Festival we had an increase to our capacity filled by 10%. We are pleased to once again partner with several great organizations in the SW. Lead venue partners Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater will once again host several venues. Other confirmed locations include St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church and Christ United Methodist Church, among several other new venues. The Fringe Festival will be creating a bar/hangout space for all the Fringe Festival artists and audiences to gather and socialize.
Participation in the Fringe Festival is an opportunity for you to develop your work in a competitive, but encouraging, environment with an in-built audience. Fringe Festival staff guide you through the six-month producing process, allowing you to develop your own skills. It is a chance for you to get feedback from audiences and other artists, and earn a majority share of ticket revenue (in 2018, participants earned an average of $1,235 in ticket revenue).
Full information on participating, including links to the online application, can be found on the Fringe Run Venue tab.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE: January 2, 2019 5pm EST
In its inaugural season of the Fringe Curated Series, the Fringe Festival commissioned three new plays derived from folklore or myth from non-western cultures. In exploring these narratives, we brought different perspectives to life. Always looking to grow, develop and take risks, in our second year we are choosing a different focus to commission from.
For the 2019 Fringe Festival, we are seeking to commission and produce work that explores key issues currently facing humanity: Forgiveness, trust and how time can either unearth or leave covered progress.
Proposals can be contemporary, classical, whimsical or abstract. Up to four selected works ranging from theatre to dance will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5 - 7 performances during the Capital Fringe Festival, July 2019 in Washington, DC at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater.
Full information on proposal details and limitations can be found on the Fringe Curated Series tab.
Capital Fringe will host two info sessions for you to ask questions in person, meet other interested artists and go over the application/RFP in detail. They will be held on:
Sunday November 18th: 3 – 5pm SWBID OFFICE 420 4th Street SW
An RSVP is required for the How to Fringe info sessions.
To RSVP, or If you have questions or challenges in submitting either application, please contact Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone between 10am - 6pm M-F at 202.737.7230