One thing about being an adjudicated festival is that 90% of our applications arrive on the last day. Would this change if our application period was longer? What do other NYC festivals (for which you can apply) do? We’ll find out, and post the results on this chart.
Edinburgh Fringe Society can only model best practices as an employer (and they do. . . and have done). The same is true for accessibility and safety issues (though the city and government are often involved in those issues). The producers of a BYOV/Open Access festival don’t rent (hire) the venues and therefore cannot be responsible for their condition. Again – they can only suggest best practices and lend assistance.
What are your thoughts about all of this? Please comment below! Or are you a FringeNYC alumnus who has also participated in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? If so, we’d love to see you at the June 28th Convening!
In 2013, Laura Collins-Hughes wrote a piece for the New York Times about why we were an adjudicated festival (and a bit about our adjudication process). The story also gets into how controversial this decision was at the time.
More about the process we’ve used to determine our participants in an upcoming post!
Of the NYC festivals for which theatre makers can apply, we’re posting application fees, participation fees, and box office income share (if any) below. Are we right? Found an oopsie or have a comment? Let us know!
The model that FringeNYC has used over our first twenty years is what is called “adjudicated” – where applications are accepted, and then over a period of time, through a process involving many layers and adjudicators, a group of shows is selected to participate.
Over the next weeks we’ll explore the process we’ve used and how it has changed, what it is we have been looking for (and why) and what could change about that process. Keep reading – and join us at a convening to discuss this topic – or CLICK HERE for all posts tagged Adjudicated.
Although not employed by any fringe festivals that we know of, here in NYC it’s important that we at least mention the Curated model, so that we can compare and contract our NYC festival with other NYC festivals. To us, for purposes of this blank canvas project, “curated” festivals are those that do not accept unsolicited applications at all. In other words, these are festivals that are curated in much the same way as an Artistic Director curates a regular season of shows at a subscription theatre.
This is how the majority of the larger more prestigious non-fringe festivals across the city are programmed> In New York, though, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t programming innovative work and emerging artists. Quite the opposite, they sometimes have the resources to bring some of the most experimental and large-scale work to the U.S. for all of us to enjoy. How do these curated festivals affect what NYC needs from a fringe festival in 2018 and beyond? Should FringeNYC be the “fringe” / alternative option to these festivals? Keep reading – and join us at a convening to discuss this topic!
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