Performer Application

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

Land Acknowledgment

Saint John Harbour is in the traditional territories of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy First Nations. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy and Mi’kmaq peoples signed with the British Crown in 1760. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik, and Passamaquoddy title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Anti-discrimination / anti-harassment policy

As part of our partnership with the Saint John Theatre Company Inc., the Fundy Fringe Festival adheres to an anti-discrimination / anti-harassment policy. All artists are expected to adhere to this policy at all times.

Important Dates and Information:

Fundy Fringe Festival takes place August 17 - 22, 2020 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Communication with Fundy Fringe Festival will take place through this website or by e-mailing info@fundyfringefestival.com.

  • Application Form/Fee Due: March 6th, 2020 at 5PM AST
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 9th, 2020
  • Confirmation of Acceptance/Prod Fee due: April 3rd, 2020

Performer Selection Performer selection will be by Lotteries (Regional, National and International). One slot regionally and 1 slot nationally will be reserved for equity-seeking artists. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form on this website, or e-mail us at info@fundyfringefestival.com.

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Production Fee: $250
  • Withdrawal by June 5, 2020: 50% return
  • Withdrawal after June 5, 2020: 0% return

100 Performance Slots are available at 5 venues over 5 days. Shows will run in 30, 60 or 90 minute slots with 30 minutes for set-up and tear-down (15 minutes ea.).

Ticket prices will be $10 (unless otherwise requested by the artist) and payment will be made to 1 person only, stipulated prior to the Festival (preferably the Primary Contact). 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. Fundy 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.
Primary Contact
Secondary Contact
The Performance

By submitting this application I agree to the following. Companies may not sell or transfer their space or timeslot to another company or both companies will be removed from the Festival. Once your application is received, the Company name and Primary Contact cannot be changed. The Festival reserves the right to limit production and/or technical elements should time or safety be a concern, as well as ban technical elements not previously discussed with the Technical Director. Performances that are delayed by an act of God, unforeseen or unavoidable disaster, public or governmental disruption or any other cause beyond the control of the Festival resulting in loss of revenue or performance time, shall not be the liability of the Festival in any way. Cancellation due to misuse or misrepresentation of performance rights will result in forfeiture of all payment and fees. If accepted into the Festival, this application shall stand as a signed agreement between your Company and the Festival. I understand that I have until June 5, 2020 to officially withdraw from the festival in order to have 50% of my Production Fee refunded to me, and that after 11:59pm AST on June 5, 2020, these fees become nonrefundable. I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain all necessary approvals, rights and permissions to perform our production and that cancellation due to misuse or misrepresentation of performance rights will result in forfeiture of all fees. I understand that it is the responsibility of the Company to make sure that all of the technical needs are managed. If the needs of my production do not match our venue options or assignments, it is my responsibility to communicate these concerns immediately upon receipt of venue assignment.