Fringe Virtual Festival Information
So, you're ready to participate in the first ever Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival...
Yay! That's awesome -- let's make that happen. We believe Fringe is for everyone, which is why we continue to take steps to remove barriers to participation. Even if that means producing a show during a global pandemic. We’re here to make Fringe work for you!
Traditionally, Fringe selects, staffs, and manages an in-person Festival. Virtually Produced shows invite producers to select any platform to stage their work and lead the festivities. Have a favorite recording of a show you would like to share? Got an idea to live-stream a non-traditional performance? Been pivoting your work from the stage to the 'net? GREAT! You can be a pioneer in Minnesota's very first Virtual Fringe Festival!
Please take a moment to read through ALL the information in the Virtual Festival Information below BEFORE you register, including the requirements and payment structure. Additional details can be found in the 2020 Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival Handbook.
The 2020 Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival runs Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 9.
There are two ways to participate in the Virtual Festival: By submitting to be selected for a one-time live performance July 30-August 9 during the Nightly Fringe -OR- feature your show on our Digital Hub where any audience member with a Fringe Button may view your content.Up to 22 shows will be selected by popular online vote to be featured during our Nightly Fringe live performances, each lasting approximately 30 minutes and hosted by the artist at 7pm or 8pm. Artists in Nightly Fringe may not ticket their performances, but can solicit for donations during the event.
An unlimited number of shows will be posted in our Digital Hub which can only be accessed if a patron purchases a Fringe Button ($5). Artists in the Digital Hub can ticket their performances and keep 100% of the proceeds. Shows can be of any length, but duration should be clearly posted if it is more or less than the typical 60 minute Fringe performance.
|Shows selected by...||Public Vote||Registration by Artist|
|Cost of Application/Registration||FREE||$20 per listing|
|Application Deadline||June 15||Rolling|
|Number of Artists||Up to 22||Unlimited|
|Live / Recorded Performance||Live||Recorded or Live - Up to Artist|
|Number of Performances||1 per Artist||Streaming (unlimited) / Dates & Times up to Artist|
|Performance Length||30 minutes max||Any|
|Video hosting and
streaming provided by...
|Access to Performance Link||Public / Universal
$5 Button Purchase
|Performance Ticket Price||FREE (Artists may solicit for donations)||Artist Choice|
|Publicity||Press Release, Daily Fringe Newsletter,
Minnesota Fringe Social Media
|Press Release, Daily Fringe Newsletter,
Minnesota Fringe Social Media
|Eligibility||MN Artists & Artists who have performed
in Minnesota Fringe Festival in the past 3 years
|Application / Registration||Register Your Show|
Is the Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival right for your production?
Please remember the Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival is a different producing environment than "normal" production. Guidelines and rules are in place to keep the big picture running smoothly - which is also what makes it fun!
If you've got questions, contact us at email@example.com. Thank you for participating in the Fringe Festival!