For Artists


Applications are OPEN for the 2022 Tampa Fringe!

Important Dates:
Deadline to Apply: April 25, 5:00pm est
Lottery Drawing: April 25
Festival: July 28 - Aug 7

What you get from US:

  • 100% of the base ticket price!
  • Locals receive at least 5 performances and Touring shows receive 3 performances in the 2nd week at a venue with box office volunteers, a technician, and basic technical abilities at a minimum.
  • A chance to experiment and try something new.
  • Your show in the Fringe Guide with 10K in distribution, and mentioned via social media pushes on Facebook & Twitter (providing you provide us with materials to do so.)
  • Possible billeting for out-of-towners. The past three years we managed to house EVERYONE! *Note – this is more difficult with large casts.
  • Possible distribution of your promotional materials in advance of the festival.
  • To hang out in Florida! In the sun. There’s a water park, and Busch Gardens, you know…this year we’re going to Picnic Island! And every year we have 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, especially if you need to fine tune your show for Florida audiences.
  • Parties!!! It’s Florida. We like to party, what can we say?

What YOU do:

  • Apply and pay the non-refundable application fee (unless a local who applied unsuccessfully in 2018). Once your show has been selected, pay the registration fee. Local shows with 5 performances = $275, Touring shows with 3 performances = $175. When you are selected, you have four days to pay this.
  • 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!
  • GET THE RIGHTS! (If you didn’t write/devise/create this show yourself — which we highly encourage). 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…

2022 Fringe Performers

    Pay your application fee below!

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