Festival registration operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.
50% of slots will be held for BIPOC artists. Fringe North will also be prioritizing local artists. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, primary preference will be given to local and regional artists within Northern Ontario. Spots are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Applications will be open from March 21 2022 to May 2022, or until spots are filled. Once spots are filled, no further applications will be accepted.
This year’s festival will be in person and digital. We will be accepting pre-recorded content, live performances, hosted workshops/artist talks. Pre-recorded content will be screened prior to the festival and may be rejected if visual and audio quality is not up to festival standards. Submissions will NEVER be rejected based on artistic content. Submissions can be any length.
There will be no application fees this year. If accepted for a spot in the festival, participation fees will also be waived. This means artists can participate in the festival this year for free! Furthermore, thanks to grant funding, all submitted shows over 15 min of length will receive a guaranteed income of $100 CAD. This means that artists will get paid to participate regardless of ticket sales. 100% of proceeds from any ticket sales will go directly to the artists involved in that show.
Please note that digital content submitted that is over 20 minutes in length will be considered its own show. Shorter content will be paired with content submitted by other artists to create curated multi-artist shows. The proceeds from multi-artist shows will be divided equally between the number of submissions that have been paired together.