orlando fringe is unjuried

Participants are selected through a live lottery

We remain a truly unjuried Fringe Festival via a lottery system. 

In order to apply for Orlando Fringe 2021, your application for the Fringe Lottery must be submitted prior to 5:00 PM EST on December 31, 2020

  • The ENTIRE application must be filled out in full to be considered for the Lottery. Orlando Fringe artists picked for the Festival are determined by a fair and random Lottery. Under no circumstances may any group sell their Orlando Fringe slot.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee to apply.
  • You may only apply as a producer or producing company for one show
  • When submitting your show, you must have a show title; TBA or TBD will not be accepted. You will have the opportunity to make tweaks to your title if selected in the lottery. If you do not type in a title, your show will not be considered for the lottery until adjusted.

lottery dates and fine print

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of Fringe

Lottery Dates

Final deadline for application submission

Lottery Drawing at the Orlando Fringe Office 
(and broadcast online via Facebook, YouTube, and this website)

Monday, December 31, 2020 (5:00 PM EST)

January 10, 2021 at 6 PM EST

When will you find our if you’re chosen?

The lottery is scheduled for January 10, 2021, at 6:00 PM EST. It is open to the public at the Orlando Fringe Office and results will stream in real-time on our social media channels and on this website.

Fringe staff will make every effort to accommodate as many groups as possible into the Festival. If you are matched with a venue, you will receive an offer from Orlando Fringe within a week of the lottery. The remaining fees (venue & length costs) are due within 72 hours after the offer is made.

The Fine Print

Be aware of the deadlines; they are absolute; all deadlines are receipt deadlines.

You are applying to be a part of the 2021 Fringe and are choosing your VENUE TIER. Tiers are based on the seating capacity of the venues. ALL applicants will be entered into a TIER lottery, with adherence to the following geographically tiered quotas:

  • 50% of the slots are reserved for local companies (companies within a 2-hour drive of Orlando, Florida.)
  • 25% for national (companies applying from outside Central Florida but within the US)
  • 25% for international (outside the United States).

 

Amplified Voices Lottery

Orlando Fringe is dedicated to the following principles: inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

To better amplify the voices of marginalized communities, we offer Artists an opportunity to enter our Amplified Voices Lottery.

This lottery occurs before the general lottery and guarantees 30% of spots to producing Artists that qualify.

To qualify, the project must be PRODUCED and/or CREATED by individuals who are members of a marginalized community*.

Please note: solely having cast members of diverse backgrounds does not qualify you to enter the Amplified Voices Lottery. If you are entered into the Amplified Voices Lottery and not selected, you will still be entered in the general lottery for your desired Tier.

*Marginalized communities are groups of persons at risk of being subjected to discrimination due to personal characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion/beliefs, health status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Deadline

The final deadline for all applications is 5:00 PM EST on December 31, 2020, to be considered for the lottery. You must press the SUBMIT button BEFORE 5:00 PM EST. If your application is still being worked on at 5:00 PM EST it is not on time and will not be placed in the lottery. This is absolute. Any application received after that will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist. Confirmations of application receipt are sent via e-mail notification from the Orlando Fringe office. If confirmation is not received within 48 hours of delivery, please contact  [email protected] (technology is not always reliable).
If you have questions about the application process, contact [email protected].    

YOU MAY ONLY APPLY AS A PRODUCER OR PRODUCING COMPANY FOR ONE SHOW. i.e., you may only submit ONE show; you cannot produce a show under your name and another under your company name. Each application must have a different Company Name and the main point of contact to be considered. Artists are permitted to participate in multiple projects, but schedule accommodations are not guaranteed.

Understanding Payment

Your non-refundable application fee is due upon submission of your application. You will be ineligible for the lottery without this payment. It is not refundable under any circumstances. At the end of this application, you will pay your application fee. If you request for your application be taken manually at the Fringe office, there is a $10 processing fee on top of the regular application fee. ur offices are currently closed, but please email [email protected] and we can arrange for a staff member to be in the office for drop-off. Application fees must be paid prior to the 5:00 pm EST deadline on December 31, 2020.

Remaining Fees

Total due will include the cost of your tier/#seats, number of performances, and performance length (if more than 60 minutes). If you do not pay the remaining balance within 72 hours of venue placement, you will automatically forfeit your space in the 2021 Festival.

*Please note- Due to Covid 19, the seating capacity may change to accommodate social distancing procedures and guidelines.

Please see the chart below to understand the total cost that you will be charged if selected in the lottery.  Our venue partners have offered a 10% discount, which we have applied to the production fees, as reflected below. 

REMAINING FEES BY NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES – 60 MINUTES OR LESS

TIER I

4

5

6

7

GOLD

$825   $742.50

$1,025   $922.50

$1,225   $1,102.50

$1,425   $1,282.50

ORANGE

$1,225   $1,102.50

$1,425   $1,282.50

$1,625   $1,426.50

$1,825   $1,642.50

SILVER

$1,225   $1,102.50

$1,425   $1,282.50

$1,625   $1,426.50

$1,825   $1,642.50

TIER II

4

5

6

7

BROWN

$625   $562.50

$725   $625.50

$825   $742.50

$925   $832.50

GREEN

$625   $562.50

$725   $625.50

$825   $742.50

$925   $832.50

PINK

$625   $562.50

$725   $625.50

$825   $742.50

$925   $832.50

YELLOW

$725   $652.50

$825   $742.50

$925   $932.50

$1,025   $922.50

TIER III

4

5

6

7

BLUE

$525   $472.50

$575   $517.50

$625   $562.50

$675   $607.50

PURPLE

$475   $427..50

$525   $472.50

$575   $517.50

$625   $562.50

RED

$475   $427..50

$525   $472.50

$575   $517.50

$625   $562.50

TEAL

$475   $427..50

$525   $472.50

$575   $517.50

$625   $562.50

 

You will be responsible for getting the payment to us on time. Fringe accepts the following payment methods:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Personal Check
  • Money Order
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Cash

You are responsible for any fees associated with your payment; Orlando Fringe will NOT reimburse you for any fees your credit card or bank charges you. Additionally, international artists are responsible for any additional fees incurred because of exchange rates. Checks/credit cards will be submitted upon receipt; a $30 fee is assessed for all returned checks. Please contact [email protected] for transaction receipts.

Refunds

If you are chosen in the lottery and need to withdraw before February 1st, 2021 at 11:59PM, you will receive 100% of your production fees back. A 50% refund minus a $200 administrative penalty, will be available to all groups who withdraw between February 2nd and March 1, 2021 at 11:59PM. NO REFUNDS will be issued if you need to withdraw after March 1 unless it is due to death, health, or visa/customs issues, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If Orlando Fringe needs to cancel the entire festival, groups will receive a 100% refund– Any refunds will be issued via check, regardless of payment type, and can take up to 10 business days to process. We will not be offering deferment if the 2021 Festival is canceled.

Lottery Drawing

Applicants in the lottery are first drawn in association with their geographical area for each Tier. Where you are selected in the lottery, along with your venue preference, runtime, technical requirements, and venue restrictions will all be factored into your venue placement. You are not guaranteed to be placed in the venue you requested. Be aware that if you are drawn late in the tier lottery, this could push you to the waitlist. Fringe reserves the right to change or add venues at any time.

Bring Your Own Venue

If not selected to participate in the Orlando Fringe via the lottery, there are other opportunities to participate. Information about our BYOV partners will become available at a later date.

Waitlist

We maintain a waitlist to fill empty slots. The waitlist order is determined by order drawn in the original lottery; number/ranking on the waitlist is assigned in the order placed on the waitlist. You may withdraw from the waitlist at any time – you will not be refunded your application fee. Groups may NOT increase their show length/running times.