Minnesota Fringe is able to offer a limited number of fee deferments to minimize the up-front costs for selected producers. If you are drawn in the lottery and granted a deferment, we'll take your production fee out of your box office payment at the end of the festival. We do not defer the application fee. You'll have to pay when you apply. To apply for a fee deferment, submit a regular Fringe Festival application online, then complete the form below. Deadline for application is 5:00PM CST, Thursday, February 14, 2019. We strongly suggest filling out the application on a desktop or laptop rather than on a mobile device.
Using a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), the Minnesota Fringe Artist Committee will score applications based on the following elements:
Does the applicant or their collaborators have prior experience in production or performing arts? (Note: prior producing or performing experience is not prerequisite for award)
Does this production champion underrepresented voices or themes when compared to our current local, national and international performing arts community? Could this production help cultivate new and first-time theater-going audiences?
Does the budget show understanding of the correlation between the realistic costs and limitations for production of the show within the Fringe structure?
Does the applicant create a case for fee deferment? Are there high financial barriers involved? Does the producer display a strong preliminary plan for production?
The 2019 Artist Committee includes: Divya Maiya (Bollywood Dance Scene), John Gebretatose (HUGE Theater and Blackout Improv), Karim Muasher (NYC's Animal Engine devising duo), Natalie Rae Wass (frequent Fringe performer and creator), & Marinda Rodriguez (former dancer and Fringe board member).