Performing Artist Application

The time has come! The Great Salt Lake Fringe 2017 application opens on March 1st, right here. Spots are limited and first-come, first-served, so apply early!

Application Guidelines

Please read carefully before submitting your application!

  1. Shows must be no longer than one hour. If you go over the one-hour limit, your lights and sound will be turned off. We warned you. Please keep this in mind when preparing your show.
  2. Fringe venues are equipped with basic theatrical lighting (a full-stage neutral wash and lights up/lights down) and sound playback. Additional technical elements may be available in the larger, more expensive, venues. Use of these elements will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Please note in your application if this is an option you are interested in exploring.
  3. Fringe performances will take place on July 28, 29, and 30 and August 3, 4, 5, and 6 from 2:00 PM to midnight. Your show may be scheduled at any time on these days. If you are particularly interested in early or late shows, let us know in your application. There may be an optional Industry Preview Night on the evening of July 27 where an invited audience of press and reviewers will help draw audiences to your shows before the festival even begins!
  4. Once the application is closed, accepted artists will be given detailed information about venues and a chance to list their top three venue choices. Venue fees range from $50 to $150 per performance*, depending on the space and technical capabilities.
    *Kids’ Fringe shows take place in the Sprague Library and do not require a fee.
  5. Accepted artists may qualify for a number of discounts (for example, productions being produced by students or donating proceeds to charity). Please let us know if you think your group is eligible for such a discount.
  6. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once our performance slots have been filled, we will close this application and open a waitlist for additional interested companies. Applications will not be considered complete until we have received your application fee of $50.

The Fringe is particularly interested in artists who self-identify as culturally diverse. If you believe your show fits in this category, please indicate this on your application. Special funding opportunities may be available.

What You’ll Need

  • Contact information for the person who will be your go-to Fringe contact. This can be a director, producer, stage manager, or just the person in your company who is the most responsible and likely to check their email regularly.
  • A show title – this can change until your contract is submitted, at which point it will be what goes in our program and on our website.
  • A website of some sort for your company. This can be a fully-fledged site or a Facebook page, but you need something.
  • A short summary of your show.
  • Your preferred number of shows (3-6).
  • A list of ALL unavoidable conflicts between Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, August 6, 2017. Only conflicts listed here will be taken into consideration when scheduling tech rehearsals, meetings, or performances.
  • Your $50 application fee.

Have you read the guidelines carefully? Great!
The 2017 application is full. But don’t fret! Sign up on our waitlist, and you’ll be first in line if a spot opens up.