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2021 DARWIN FRINGE
This application is for artists producing their own event in non-hub venues or online, digital content.
APPLY NOW to be a part of the 2021 Darwin Fringe Program! Before beginning this application, make sure you've read through the
. We're also available to talk about your application before submission, contact us at: email@example.com
Not sure what venue you want to use? Why not check out our
Potential Venue Data Base.
WAIT, I WANT TO PERFORM IN BROWN'S MART, HAPPY YESS, CIVIC PARK, COMEDY GARDEN OR ARALIA ST ARCADE!
Head to the
Darwin Fringe Hub Application Form
Step 1. Reading through all application questions and copying them into another document.
Step 2. Fill out your answers in that document before copying them back into this form. That way you don't lose what you've written. At the bottom of the page is an option to save your progress – you can start your application and come back to it later (for up to 30 days)!
Darwin Fringe Dates 2021
Hub Application Due Date: January 31
Hub Applications notified: February 14
General Application Due Date: March 7
Fees, marketing and contracts deadline: April 11
Program Launch: May 25
Festival dates: Friday July 2nd until Sunday July 11th
View an example application we made up here to help you on your way.
Name of Show
Name of Producer/ Group
This name will show up on our website as the arts group/ artist/ company producing your event.
Give the fringe team a quick idea of what your show is, who it's for, who's involved etc. (No more than 300 words)
We don't publish these details.
Key Contact Phone
Key Contact Email
We will be communicating with you reguarly via email so please supply the address that you check the most.
Preferred gender pronouns
How Many Participants
Roughly how many people are performing/exhibiting in this event?
Are you (or any participant in your show) a member of one or more of the following communities?
We don't publish this, it's just for grant reporting.
Indigenous or Torres Straight Islanders
People with a Disability
Culturally and linguistically diverse
This is how you will be categorised on the fringe website and in the program guide. Categories with an * are eligible for category awards during the festival.
Circus, Physical Theatre & Dance*
Film and Digital*
Spoken Word and Story Telling*
Other categories that could describe your event (these will be listed on our website after your main category)
Circus, Physical Theatre & Dance
Film and Digital
Spoken Word and Story Telling
Would you like to apply to have your registration fees waived
We are offering 10 subsidised opportunities this year to be part of the festival minus the registration fees. Registration fees: 1-2 shows = $80 / 3+ shows = $120
Yes, I want to apply for a few waiver
No, I can pay my fees
How will this fee waive support your Fringe Show?
Artists who are unwaged, on a pension, offering a free show, or who demonstrate strong artistic merit can apply for a fee waived registration spot. We don’t want a little thing like Rego fees ruining your Darwin Fringe dreams!
I am unwaged
I have a disability and/or hold a concession card
My show is free to attend
My show is online and free to attend
Dates & Ticketing
What days will your Fringe event be on?
that we WILL NOT program events that clash with our Opening Night Celebrations from 5pm Friday July 2nd, OR any events held after 5pm Sunday 11th during our Fringe Awards Closing Party.
Friday 2nd July
Saturday 3rd July
Sunday 4th July
Monday 5th July
Tuesday 6th July
Wednesday 7th July
Thursday 8th July
Friday 9th July
Saturday 10th July
Sunday 11th July
Create a new row for each different time slot using the plus button on the right. Use the
column for added explanation. Eg. "This listing involves a workshop component prior to the performance"
How long does your show go for? (eg. 60 min)
You need to have begun discussions with your venue before submitting this application. Please try to confirm as much as possible before submitting this application.
Check out our
Potential Venue Data Base
Doing an event online or creating digital content? Write
This venue is confirmed for the dates and times submitted
I am currently negotiating with this venue
I have not approached this venue yet
Venue Street Address
If you're doing an online event or creating digital content let us know what host site you will stream this from. This might be zoom, youtube, vimeo, discord etc
Is this venue wheelchair accessible?
Once the venue has been confirmed we will send them a full accessibility checklist and this information will be provided on the website for patrons.
Total Ticket Capacity
How many tickets are available for each performance? Make sure you and your venue are in 100% agreement about this. Please consider COVID19 planning at stage 1, 2 or 3 restrictions (see page17 in the
2021 Artist Pack
for tips and resources)
If your show is free of charge then just write FREE (you kind soul). If the options below don't work for you please let us know.
If you're looking to make a return on your event you will need to write down at least one price. You will also be able to request promo codes through the final marketing form at a later date.
list GROUP and FAMILY prices as the individual ticket price and not the entire group (eg. $60 for a group of six or more, write $10 ea).
Not sure how much to charge?
Check out page 13 of our
for tips on how to approach budgeting your show. That way you have the best chance to come out on top.
12 & UNDER
GROUP - Booking of 6 or more
FAMILY - 4 people (adult/s accompanying children)
This is not your final submission for marketing material, successful Applicants will have until April 11 to finalize their marketing images and blurbs. The information you supply below will assist us in making a decision and will get you as ready as possible.
that you can save this application and come back to it later if you need to do some thinking.
Long Marketing Blurb (up to 200 words)
This blurb appears on our WEBSITE to help market your show.
Short Marketing Blurb (up to 40 Words)
This blurb appears in our PROGRAM GUIDE to help market your show.
Content and Practical Warnings
For audiences 18+
Smoke or Haze
Standing Room Only
Trigger Content Warnings
Does your show contain any strong content that may cause emotional disturbance to audience members if unexpected? Ticking these boxes won't cause alarm for us, the Fringe is all about taking risks but we're also about doing it safely.
Suicide or self harm
Images, audio or the name of an Indigenous Australian who has died
Homophobia/jokes about sexuality
Violence or domestic violence
Jokes about sexism or gender
Animal cruelty, beastiality or animal death
Death or dying
Blood or gore
Loud noises such as bombs/gunshots
Racism/jokes about race/stereotyping
My show contains none of these triggers
Can't see a trigger warning for you?
What warning should audiences be aware of when coming to see your show:
Would you like us to pass on your details in the case of enquiries from the media?
Key Marketing Image
Please provide an image to accompany your event listings in our printed program and on our website. This is not the last time that you can supply this content, successful applicants will have another chance to do so.
- Minimum 72 PPI at 2000px delivered as TIFF, JPG or EPS
- Your marketing image should not contain any text (even if it's the title of your show)
send us your poster or logo.
- Photographs are preferred wherever possible.
Note: Please provide us with the highest resolution you have available. Images may be cropped to fit the layout of our program (3x3cm).
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Additional Marketing Material
The Darwin Fringe does not make facebook events for shows however we will co-host them with you! That way they still show up on our page and yours.
You will need a public facebook
to make an event that can be co-hosted by us. This is different to your
account. If this is a concern for you please feel free to reach out.
WE DO NOT
just share facebook events during the festival as this becomes ineffective when you start promoting almost 200 different performances.
however very happy to share other content such as photos and videos. Get creative and let yourself stand out!
PS. You can share this content with us as it becomes available.
If you have any other links to relevant websites, reviews, quotes etc, this is the place to let us know!
Artist/ Producer/ Organisation/ Venue bio
Please tell us about yourself or your group in a short bio between 30-150 words. This will go on our website show listings.
Draft a Tweet/Instagram caption for us to share your show with our followers
Before and during the festival we post on Twitter (@DarwinFringe) and Instagram (@darwinfringefestival) about each and every show, exhibition and event in the 2020 Darwin Fringe!
Think hard about 250 characters (tweets are 280 characters, but we need 30 characters to include a link to purchase tickets) that will sell your show best.
Public Facebook Page
COVID19 and your show
All successful general applications will be required to provide their own COVID-19 Safety Plan. You will need to complete this in partnership with the venue. This can be achieved by completing an
'Events & Guidelines' Checklist
. A copy of your complete checklist is due April 25.
Read more or start an application.
Where you are at
This doesn't have to be done before submitting an application. We can help wherever possible with this process, just ask. It's a very straight forward checklist and your venue would have already have completed their own which you can use to save time on yours. So make sure you chat with your venue.
I have already completed an Events & Guidelines Checklist
I have not completed the checklist yet
Please upload your completed COVID19 certificate
Please upload a copy of your certificate from the Northern Territory Health Department. It would have been sent out after completing your checklist. We will request a full copy of your checklist upon acceptance into the program.
You will be required to supply a complete Risk Assesment to Fringe by April 25. See Page 12 of the
and feel free to use
the Risk Assesment template created by Fringe.
Where are you at
This can be hard so please reach out with questions.
I have completed our Risk Assesment already
I have started a risk assesment
I have not started a Risk Assesment
Please upload a copy of your risk assesment
Even if it's not the final copy, you can supply this later.
Before You Hit Submit!
Having issues? Got questions? Just a little worried? We're here to help and are happy to discuss your application: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Application Due Date: March 7
General Applications Announced: March 14
Successful applicants will have until May 1st to finalize their marketing material and show details.
Yep! I'm happy with this information. It's all 100% locked in.
I'm still not 100% on some things like the exact dates, times, venue etc and have spoken to the Fringe team about this before submitting
Save and Continue Later
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