CONVENING – Wednesday June 21st at 6:30pm

Topic: How can work that is devised over a longer period of time, or site-specific work (creatd for a particular location) work in a festival? In NYC? Do you make devised work? Or create site-specific performances? Please join us, we need to hear from you! CLICK HERE FOR CONVENING INFO

 

 

 

 

 

CONVENING – Wednesday June 14th at 6:30pm

Topic: What do dance / movement artists (and performance artists) need from a fringe festival in NYC? How does participating in a festival differ from performing elsewhere? What are dance artists’ particular needs? Please join us, we need to hear from you! Please note, this convening is being hosted by Eva Dean Dance at Union Street Studio CLICK HERE FOR CONVENING INFO

 

 

 

 

 

NYC Festival Application Periods

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.

Wages at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

As we look into various federal, state, and city employment regulations and how they might impact which model of fringe festival we all decide is best for FringeNYC’s future, it is worth noting that a BYOV / Open Access festival can’t possibly be held responsible for what a venue and/or independent producer pays their team members.

So this article is a bit misleading. . .

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!

FringeNYC Venues – 1997 through 2006

Let’s talk about WHERE FringeNYC should be! Here is a map of the venues used in the first decade of the festival – 1997 through 2006. Which of these venues did you visit for the first time as a part of the festival? Note those that are no longer around. . . NOTE: BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE ACTUAL MAP TO VIEW IT IN THE INTERACTIVE / FULL SCREEN VERSION.

 

FringeNYC Venues – 2007 through 2016

Let’s talk about WHERE FringeNYC should be! Here is a map of the venues used in the second decade of the festival – 2007 through 2016. Which of these venues did you visit for the first time as a part of the festival? Note those that are no longer around. . . NOTE: BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE ACTUAL MAP TO VIEW IT IN THE INTERACTIVE / FULL SCREEN VERSION.

 

 

Adjudication in the P.U. Era

There are several ways that festivals (both fringe festivals and other NYC festivals) determine the line-up of artists / shows for their festival. Over the next weeks we’ll be exploring some of these methods as a part of the blank canvas project.

 

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.

You can read the story here. 

More about the process we’ve used to determine our participants in an upcoming post!

 

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