WHAT IS A FRINGE FESTIVAL? THE TKFRINGE is a FRINGE festival within the Kick&Push Festival
The Kick & Push festival is a conventional arts festival in that it uses a jury selection process to chose it's artists. The Kick & Push has chosen our company THEATRE KINGSTON to run the TKFRINGE, because it trusts us to do a good job, but the TKFRINGE is unabashedly a FRINGE FESTIVAL! We do not use a jury process in our subsequent selection criteria! We pride ourselves in being UNCENSORED! UNCURATED! UNBORING! We select the shows of the TK FRINGE by lottery!
All performers are welcome to apply, regardless of their professional or amateur status. No restrictions are made as to the nature, style or theme of the performance. We do have two slots dedicated to children's programming with appropriate content limitations. We provide spots for up to 18 applicants and so employ a lottery process to fill those spaces. The remaining 15 or 16 spaces, In the spirit of diversity, those companies who include members of diverse communities will be included into an initial lottery of two spots, where, if they do not get pulled, they will then be placed into the regular lottery pull at no additional charge. Up to 3 slots maybe already occupied by international touring artists who won the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals lottery, and chose TKFRINGE as one of their destinations and the winner of the TK Theo Fringe Lottery, a learning TK Fringe at Queen's University.
The lottery application is $25 plus HST.
The Lottery is now OPEN! DEADLINE: 6:00pm (EST) Friday February 23, 2024
Upon winning a spot from the lottery, and once my Festival Fee is deposited and my application accepted, your will be permitted to perform in the 2024 THEATRE KINGSTON FRINGE FESTIVAL ("the Festival"); Your will have the right to a theatre space, technical equipment, box office services, and general festival publicity without any further charges;
THEATRE KINGSTON will provide you with a theatre space and a theatre tech to run your lights and sound.
Every ticket sold will provide $15 to your company if sold full price and $12 to your company if sold as part of the package. Fellow artists and reviewers are comped into your show if seating is available. The final ticket price to the customer will be determined based on additional box office fees, and taxes but will be kept as low as possible to encourage a "FESTIVAL FEELING" where people will be encouraged to see as many shows as possible.
You will be provided with a minimum of 6 performance opportunities, though usually we provide 8, and a guarantee of at least 50 seats per performance. All companies will be treated equally within the Fringe.
Your set must be able to be put up and come down within 15 minutes by your company.
You are responsible for providing publicity materials, bios, an image, information about your show. The TK Fringe will have a poster dedicated to the Fringe, but you may put up your own show specific flyers and posters, which must carry the TK Fringe logo and the Kick and Push Logo.
Upon acceptance the TKFRINGE FESTIVAL FEE is $355 plus HST. You may play this upfront or it can be taken out of your box office revenue.
Rosemary Doyle, Theatre Kingston's Artistic Director is available to answer any questions. email@example.com