In October 2018, The 21st New York International Fringe Festival will present approximately 200 national and international theater and performance companies in venues located across New York City. There are two different segments of The New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC and FringeBYOV.
FringeNYC takes place in Manhattan and uses a juried application process to ensure a festival of innovative, diverse, and vibrant emerging performance from around the world; leveraging our adjudication process as a useful tool to help build cultural equity and provide opportunities for under-represented voices. There are three different applications for FringeNYC:
FringeNYC GENERAL APPLICATION – AVAILABLE: January 2nd FINAL DEADLINE: March 15th
This is the application you should use in order to apply to have your show included as a part of FringeNYC. PLEASE NOTE: In order to complete the application, you should be prepared to provide your printed support materials (script (if any), cover letter, etc.) as uploaded pdf files, and to provide any audio or video support materials as a link (url) where they can be viewed / listened to online . CLICK HERE for GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION.
FringeNYC INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION – AVAILABLE: January 2nd FINAL DEADLINE: March 15th
This is the application you should use if you are an INTERNATIONAL applicant – if you will be coming to New York from outside of the United States and will therefore require a visa. The INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION is a two step process. First you will submit an APPLICATION, and then if your show is accepted, you will have to file a VISA APPLICATION and have an approved visa prior to travel. PLEASE NOTE: International applicants may ONLY participate in FringeNYC (the adjudicated festival) due to visa requirements. CLICK HERE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION.
FringeNYC FringeJR APPLICATION – AVAILABLE: January 2nd FINAL DEADLINE: March 15th
This is the application that you should use if you wish to perform a show that is geared toward children under twelve. More information about our FringeJR program accompanies the application. CLICK HERE FOR FringeJR APPLICATION INFORMATION.
FringeBYOV takes place in the outer boroughs and the host venues determine how artists / shows are selected. There are three ways to BYOV (“Bring Your Own Venue”), each of which has its own process and timeline.
FringeBYOV: Borough Hub Partner – AVAILABLE: NOW ANNOUNCEMENT: July 15th
One institution / CIG in each outer borough will be selected – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
FringeBYOV: Indie Venues – AVAILABLE: NOW EARLY DEADLINE: July 27th
Any Indie Venue in any outer borough can bring their own artists – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
FringeBYOV: FringeNYC Alumni – REGISTER BEGINNING: June 1st DEADLINE: July 27th
FringeNYC Alumni can “Bring Your Own Venue” in any outer borough – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.