Performers – 2018

Applications for the 2nd annual Tampa International Fringe Festival have CLOSED…  But there are still other ways to get involved!

If you think you’re Fringe material, here’s what you do:

Although applications have closed, we still have two options for performers for this year’s festival.

  1. Apply below to Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV)!  To participate as a BYOV, simply fill out the application below by the deadline of JANUARY 10th 2018, and then pay the non-refundable $25 application fee via Paypal below that.
  2. We also have space on our outdoor stage for buskers, musicians, acrobats, jugglers, and entertainers of all kinds!  If you’ve got an act that can fill between fifteen minutes and forty-five minutes, send us an email via our contact form and let us know what you’d like to do – we’ll get in touch as the festival gets closer to work out the details.




On January 12th 2017, we will select 1-2 BYOV shows for the second TIFF (May 03-12).  Any remaining names will be drawn and placed on a waitlist in order, and should one of the selected shows drop out for any reason, waitlisted names will be taken from there.

*NOTE* Only one application per company presenting. This is why we require a show title, and the name of the person representing the company – this person may only apply one time. This is to avoid folks trying to take advantage of the system with multiple applications – therefore, we will monitor applications for this sort of activity and be in touch accordingly. Play fair!

What you get from US:

100% of the box office!

A chance to experiment and try something new.

The number of performances will be discussed with you upon selection, based on the type of performance and location.

Your show in the Fringe Guide, and mentioned via social media pushes on Facebook & Twitter.

Possible billeting for out-of-towners.

To hang out in Florida! In the sun. There’s a water park, and Busch Gardens, you know…last year we had the BEST beach day after the festival, and we will do so again!

If you are continuing to another Fringe after this, it’s a great way to develop and perfect a brand new work in front of a welcoming audience.

Parties!!! It’s Florida. We like to party, what can we say?

What YOU do:

Apply and pay the non-refundable application fee. When you are selected, you have four days (5pm Jan 16th) to pay the $275 registration fee.

Get a show together. It can be just you, or a bunch of folks. You may have a show already in the can, or you may be making up a title and then writing a show when you get in. But you need a show, by tech time!

If you didn’t write/devise/create this show yourself (which we highly encourage), GET THE RIGHTS. We will be in no way liable for legal ramifications here.

Get people to come to your show! You keep 100% of the box office proceeds, so the more people you get to come, the more money you can put in your pocket, and the more people will know about Fringe, the more people will go see other shows too, and the cycle continues…

Application Form: