• arts & culture

9 April 2018

Artist registrations to participate in Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 are now open - with early bird registrations before Monday 4 May receiving a $50 discount.

Glitter and Snatch 'Post-Apocalyptic Body Slam', Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017. Photo by Theresa Harrison.

Glitter and Snatch 'Post-Apocalyptic Body Slam', Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017. Photo by Theresa Harrison.

Artists are invited to register to be a part of the most unique, bold and inclusive multi-artform festival in Australia. Melbourne Fringe is proudly open access, which means that anyone can participate – whether you are a Fringe first-timer, a mid-career artist, or someone who has something special to say. Melbourne Fringe is an opportunity for all art forms to take a risk and push the envelope from circus to visual artist, performance to dance, Fringe even has a category for words and ideas. As always, Melbourne Fringe is a safe space for anyone and everyone to get involved, experiment, and discover.

There are three ways to take part in Melbourne Fringe:

  • Be part of the Fringe Hub by applying to present at one of the Fringe run venues in North Melbourne. Expressions of Interest for the Fringe Hub close 23 April.
  • Be part of an established venue by applying to join a specific program at one of Fringe’s partner venues across the city, each with a different focus. Each venue has its own EOI forms and due dates – visit the Melbourne Fringe website for details.
  • DIY Show, BYO venue and present work in another venue entirely and allow yourself to fulfil your creative capabilities. Local, national and international artists are invited to apply via the Melbourne Fringe website.

This year’s Festival has an optional provocation exploring the games we play, where artists can consider the role of play in our culture and how they can break the rules. Alternatively, any idea or event with any theme or content is accepted into the open access Festival.

Melbourne Fringe Festival  Artist registrations close on Monday 28 May. Early bird registrations, with a $50 discount, close Monday 4 May.

The 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival will run from 13 – 30 September.

Visit the Melbourne Fringe for details