This page will help you understand every part of Step One: Create Your Project and Apply
Before you start working on 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.
In putting up a venue on the Pittsburgh Fringe website, you are only committing to looking at applicants that apply to your venue. You are not obligated to book any of the shows. However, we get some amazing shows, and we think you'll love some of them! Also, we are willing to help you every step of the way. Especially because it is the first year, please ask us questions, meet with us, and let us help you.
Want to know what the performers are seeing and expecting? Check out the 2019 Performers page? Everything they need to know is on that page.
APPLICATION FEE: There are no costs or fees from our perspective. Any costs would be your own internal costs that you select to spend to run the building and support the artists.
2019 How to Apply:
STEP ONE: CREATE YOUR VENUE AND SPACES Applications will be open from now until the festival. However, the sooner you are open to reviewing the applications, the more likely you'll get the best shows for your space. Artists will be anxious to find out if they are accepted, and their venue dates and times on the following dates:
JANUARY 10: EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE Most shows will want to know their venue, dates and times by this date. They COULD register logistically without that information, but most of them will prefer to have everything settled before registering for the festival.
JANUARY 20: LAST DAY FOR REFUND Performers will be very anxious around this date, to make sure they can get a refund for their registration if they have yet to find a venue. Plan on trying to get as many shows settled by this date if possible.
FEBRUARY 1: REGISTRATION DEADLINE This will be the last date that shows can be in the physical fringe program. Because the refund day has past, they will probably prefer to have their venue sorted in time to register for this deadline. They can register after February 1st, but there is no guarantee they will be in the paper version of the program. However, they will still be on the website and any other marketing we do past this date. So you may still get a few stragglers after this date.
When you follow the link it will look like this assuming you haven't created an account yet.
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 5 specific parts of the process "Project Basics," "Project Details," "Tag Project," "Choose Space," and "Register Project." 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 on 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, Pittsburgh 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!
The Page will look like this:
You have now completely finished Step One! Now on to Step Two - finding a venue!