This page will help you understand every part of Step One: Create Your Project and Apply
Before you start Step One of the application, look at this page. We have a list of all the questions you'll be asked throughout the process. That way you can make sure you have all your answers ready.
Also, make sure you are ready to commit to the festival, because the $35 application fees are non-refundable. We do this in part, because when they were originally free, we had a lot of people not really ready to commit. Then we wasted time that we could have directed towards helping performers that were really committed to doing the festival.
Did you read everything on the 2019 Performers page? Everything you need to know is on that one page.
APPLICATION FEE: There is a $35 non-refundable fee for each performance or exhibition before you can start the application process. (If you do a BYOV venue (Bring Your Own Venue), there is no cost to register a venue. You may also make that venue available to other performers, or just for your own show.) Credit Cards and Paypal are accepted.
2019 How to Apply:
STEP ONE: CREATE YOUR PROJECT AND APPLY: Applications will be open from now until the festival. However, you will have more venue options earlier in the process, and more time to talk with venues the sooner you apply. You will also save money if you make our early registration deadline on January 10, and you will want to be in the printed fringe guide the deadline which is February 1st. So as soon as you can figure out even the first draft of your show idea, get online and apply! This is a public project - anything you post can be seen by the Fringe world. Hopefully, it will attract some attention from members of the community who might be able to help by lending resources and assistance.
Show Name and Application Fee:
This first link will send you to the place you will tell us your show name, and pay your application fee. Use the Apply Here! link. But first read below, so you know what is going on. :)
Want to read the Terms and conditions in advance: Here is a link to the Terms and Conditions (mostly website stuff).
Submit will send you to PayPal to pay:
You can pay with credit cards, debit cards, directly from your bank account (via Paypal). If you need yet another way to pay, contact us. Your application will be in limbo until the application software is notified by paypal that the payment went through. You do NOT need a paypal account to pay at this page. If you don't have paypal use the grey button that says "Pay with Debit or Credit Card."
Once the system knows you paid...
You will receive a Thank You page AND an Email. Both will have a link for you to follow to start entering your project information. The Thank You page looks like:
Underneath the checkmark will be some directions and a link to the next part. If you miss that page, no worries, because you will always be sent an EMAIL with the link. Just check your emails. It will be from Pittsburgh Fringe and look like this:
Link to Applying for your Project:
Once you pay you will be given a link to start the application process.
When you follow the link it will look like this.
First you will create your own account and password for the site.
You can now Log In Whenever!
If you need to stop to get another coffee, no problem! you can come back and Log In and finish it up whenever!
Log In will look like this:
Add Project Basics:
After you create your password (which will allow you to start and stop this process whenever it is convenient for you), you will be able to start telling us some basic information about your Show or Project. It will look like this:
After your "Project Basics" are added, you will be directed to "Project Details." This is much longer, and in more detail. See below for the whole application. Not everything is required right away, but you need enough information to apply for a venue in Step Two! You can always go back to this step, and finish or update the information.
NOTE: See across the top of the webpage is the 4 specific parts of the process "Project Basics," "Project Details," "Tag Project," and "Choose Space," You only need to get to "Tag Project" at first. Then you can take some time to look through venues and spaces to decide what works best for you. That is Step Two, and you have more time on that step!
Tag Your Project
The next one is much easier! Add tags on this page that will eventually help audiences find your show! This is a great place to put descriptive words, or add another genre that describes your show. And don’t worry, you can always come back and add more tags.
Need some ideas for tags?
TAG IDEAS: Immersive, Political, Dance, Theatre, Comedy, Funny, Theater, Mystery, World Premiere, US Premiere, Physical Theatre, Love, Musical, Ensemble, Live Music, Original, Sci-Fi, Adaptation, Dark Comedy, Diversity, Solo Show, Absurdist, Cabaret, Family, Magic, Interactive, Adventure, Parody, Drama, or however else you would like to tag your show! Actually you can only use 15 characters, so not all of these will work, but you get the idea.
The Page will look like this:
You have now completely finished Step One! Now on to Step Two - finding a venue!