As An Artist

Registrations are now closed

Artist registrations are officially closed (web-only registrations open 13 July). If you still want to participate in the 2018 Festival, pick up the phone and call our Participant Services team to discuss your idea on 9660 9600.

How can I get involved?

There are three ways you can be involved with Fringe:

  1. Be part of the Fringe Hub– You build the art, we build the space. Is your event light on infrastructure, but big on radical ideas? Apply to be part of our Fringe Hub in North Melbourne. Expressions of Interest for the Fringe Hub close 10:00AM on 23 April, more details here.
  1. Be part of an established venue – Find a home with likeminded folks. Apply to be part of one of the many Fringe programs hosted at various venues right across Melbourne. Different venues have different flavours – they’ve all got separate EOI forms and due dates, so apply directly to them here.
  1. DIY Show, BYO venue– Got the perfect home for your Fringe event? A backyard? A shop window? A nest? Just tell us where you’re Fringe-ing. Details need to be confirmed by the registration closing date on 28 May.

Early Birds get more than just the worm. Register your event before 7 May and you’ll save $50 on the cost of your registration. 


What do I need to register?

Start by reading our super helpful Producer Pack 1: How to Register for the full low-down on taking part in Fringe. Then, once you’ve got everything on this list sorted, you’re good to go:

  • An awesome event or a cracker of an idea
  • A confirmed venue – talk to us if you need help finding one.
  • Dates and times – when’s it going to happen?
  • Ticket prices – ‘free’ is also an option.
  • A blurb describing your awesome event – keep it short, sharp and sassy
  • An image that can be used for publicity and marketing – have a look at previous Fringe programs to get an idea of what works

If you need a little helping hand, contact our Participant Services team on 03 9660 9600 or

Want to participate in Fringe Furniture?

The great news is that you can, just not yet. Registrations to participate in Fringe Furniture 32, our ground breaking exhibition of cutting edge industrial design, will open in June. We will release more details about registrations in May, so sign up to our eNews and stay up to date.

What’s next?

So you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? Here’s everything you need to know about getting your Fringe on.