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Call for Submissions: CALLS FOR ARTISTS – FRINGE

Toronto Fringe
November 13, 2022
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Applications are open NOW through to December 8, 2022. If you are interested in applying, we recommend everyone, especially first-time Fringers, start with downloading our full Application Guide. This has all the information you need in one place. Be sure to also download the 2023 Participation Policies before submitting your application.

There are two main ways to apply for the 2023 Toronto Fringe Festival (July 5 - 16, 2023):


  • The majority of the festival is in Main Venue slots, which are selected by a randomly drawn lottery. There are several different categories and venue sizes to select from during the lottery application process.
  • The main lottery is for artists who are planning on producing their shows in a conventional theatre space. The Festival provides the performance venues for this category, and schedules each company up to 7 performances (in small venues and for KidsFest, up to 8 performances)
  • The Festival provides the performance venues for this category, and schedules each company up to 7 performances (in small venues and for KidsFest and Teen slots, up to 8 performances)
  • Applications to the Main Venue lottery close on December 8, 2022, 11:59PM ET

For the full details and to apply to the Main Venue Lottery, click here.


  • Apply with a proposal for a non-conventional performance venue in the Unconventional Venue Category, which is programmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There are limited slots in this category, and two streams available to choose from: Physical Venues and Non-Physical Venues.
  • Participants apply with a venue, the Festival does not intervene in any rental agreement. The venue cannot be a conventional theatre.
  • Applications must demonstrate that the work cannot be produced in a conventional, traditional theatre, but are uniquely tied to the space and/or presentation format.
  • Submitted applications will be placed in the queue only if they are complete.
  • Applications to the Unconventional Venue Category open on December 5, 2022
  • Proposals can be submitted for pre-approval from now until November 25, 2022

For the full details for the Unconventional Venue Category, click here.


If you're a seasoned Fringer and are ready to jump right into applying, here are the instructions:

Applications must be submitted through Eventotron, the festival management portal. There is a $10 CAD fee to apply to the lottery. If you require an alternative method or support in submitting your application, contact Associate Producer Suzanne Wilkie at or by phone at 416-966-1062 ext 228.

  • In a web browser, go to
  • If you have not previously applied to a Toronto Fringe festival, you will need to SIGN-UP for a new account. The email you use to create an account is what we will use to contact you with any information about your application.
  • Search for 2023 Toronto Fringe Festival in the Festivals & Seasons
  • Click APPLY.
  • Select “I’m creating a new event” and enter an event title. Click NEXT.

Your Event title is the title of your show. It can change later in the process if you are accepted into the Festival. Please note “TBD”, “TBC”, “Untitled” will not be accepted as an Event title. The application must be completely filled out before submitting.

NOTE: Your form should autosave as you fill it out. To be sure information is not lost, click out of the field you have edited and look for a blue SAVING icon turn to green and say SAVED in the top right corner. You can start filling out your application and submit it at a later time. When you click APPLY, select “My event is already in Eventotron” instead of a new one, and select your existing application from the drop down menu.

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