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Call for Submissions: 2023 Halifax Fringe Application

Halifax Fringe
March 6, 2023
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2023 Halifax Fringe Application
Today February 1 2023, we're launching our 2023 application for the 33rd Halifax Fringe Festival!


Please note: If you find any portions of this application are not functioning or if you are experiencing difficulty submitting, please e-mail and we will correct the problem as soon as possible.

Halifax Fringe Festival takes place in K'jipuktuk on unceded Mi'kmaw territory.

Application Form/Fee Due: March 31 2023!
Confirmation of Acceptance/Prod Fee due: June 1 2023!

We've been presenting an accessible, un-juried, uncensored, arts festival annually for the last 33 years. Halifax Fringe Festival is 11 days, over 11 venues, over 55 days, preforming over 350 individual performances and 100% of the box office is returned to the artists.

We are proud members of the World Fringe, Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, Theatre Nova Scotia, and The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op.

Application Fees are $50. Email transfer to

Security Question: What Fringe? Answer: halifaxfringe
Production Fee: ranges from $200 - $2,275.00
Withdrawal by July 1, 2023: 50% return
Withdrawal after July 1, 2023: 0% return

(Application fees will not be returned)

If you are submitting more than one show, please fill out separate forms for each show.

If you're selected, your registration fee will be determined by how many performances you want in what size venue.

Key Dates:
February 1 - applications open
March 31 - applications close
March 31 - lottery draw to select participants

May 1- Schedule and invoices sent to participants with artist package of need to know information and artist agreements
June 1 - Registration fees and artist agreements due
July 1 2023- Last Day to Withdrawal and receive 50% registration back
August 31-September 10 - festival dates

Your production fee ranges depending on how many performances you want in what size venue.

You choose you rune time (up to 70 min), your venue size (up to 175 seats), and how many performances (up to 13). You also choose your ticket price (ranging from PWYW to $15.)

Correspondence will be through e-mail with the Primary Contact only, unless the Secondary Contact or another method of communication is required for any reason. Halifax Fringe Festival (the “Festival”) is part of a growing community of Fringe Festivals throughout North America, dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists and creating affordable spaces through which diverse communities can experience boundary-pushing theatre and other performances, in accordance with the four criteria set out by the Canadian Association Of Fringe Festivals (CAFF):

Fringe Festivals are un-juried.
Fringe Festivals are uncensored.
Fringe Festivals are accessible to audiences and artists.
Fringe Festivals return 100% of the ticket price to participating artists.

BYOV: We accept "bring-your-own-venue" (BYOV) shows. In that case you supply your venue, your technical equipment, your technicians. We supply volunteers to run box office. If you supply your own venue, your Registration Fee is a flat $250.

Halifax Fringe Festival will provide a venue/stage with sound, lighting, seating, venue technician and technical set-up time. We provide box office management services to sell tickets and deal with audiences. You must use our ticket seller. We will place your show into the Fringe schedule, on and in the official Halifax Fringe Festival printed program, with blurb/write-up and a (small) hi-res graphic of your choice. We will return to you all box office receipts within 5 business days of the closing of the Halifax Fringe. We will attempt to provide billeting, but make no guarantees we will be able to accommodate all billeting requests.

You are responsible for your own publicity, posters, advertising.
You are responsible for your own personnel/volunteers in set-up, take down, stage management, etc.
You are responsible for providing prompt and accurate information to the Festival when we request it.

Contact with any questions

Only registered members can apply for jobs.
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