2016 Application Check List

2016 Application Check List 

Here is your guide to applying to the 2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival!  (Schedule subject to change.)

2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival September 15-17, 2016 Application Prep List

The Fort Collins Fringe Festival is for courageous artists who want to collaborate and share their voice with their community; a place where form is changed and challenged; where new words find their wings; where the unlikely story comes to life. It is the heart-beat of the living theatre community, where artists have a safe space to play and create with their community cheering them on to take risks and be bold. Audiences and artists alike are drawn to the concept – where work is original, minimalistic, experimental, short, and site-specific. Fringe pieces can be performed anywhere from a theatre, a car, a pub, or a stump in the park.

The complete 2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival application is due by Friday, June 10, 2021.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance and performance schedule by Friday, July 1, 2021.

An Application Prep list is included in the following pages. Please use this information to plan and present your project.

Your application helps our selection committee make scheduling decisions, and enables us to best support you and your work. We understand you may be just starting your creative process, so complete the form as best you can based on what you think your work will look like in September. Once accepted, and closer to the festival, you will be asked to complete a Project Details Form that will cover more technical and marketing questions.

Once you are selected, we will give you as much support as possible, but you are primarily responsible for developing and producing your piece, including script, performers, rehearsals, costumes, props, etc. But remember that Fringe Festivals were created to be “grassroots”— theatre that springs from impulse and creativity—so keep it simple. The Fringe provides you with the venue, marketing, ticketing, scheduling, and community.

For more information, email: [email protected]

Or check out: fringefestivalfortcollins.com

@FoCoFringeFest  or on Facebook at, https://www.facebook.com/FortCollinsFringeFestival

We look forward to seeing you at the Fringe! Thank you.

Application Prep List

The application and administration process for the 2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival is separated into two parts; the initial 2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival Application and a Project Detail Form. The initial application includes Primary Contact Information (Part I), Project Information (Part II), Fort Collins Fringe Festival Information (Part III), and the Agreement Statements and Submission (Part IV). Below, each section and its questions will be detailed for your preparation needs.

“FCFF Marketing Materials” Explanation

This term refers to social media, playbills, posters, email updates, etc.

Initial Application

Part I - Primary Contact Information
The primary contact will be responsible for communicating festival information to the other members of the project. FCFF staff will use this person for any and all communications regarding the project’s participation in the festival.

We will ask of you:
-First Name
-Last Name
-Phone Number
-Email Address

Part II - Project Information
The project information section is the biggest portion of the application. This section gives FCFF staff a clear picture of your proposed project. This section will ask you both philosophical questions (Description of Project, Summary of Project, etc.) as well as logistical questions (Length of Performance, Technical Needs, etc.) about your project.

We will ask of you:
Performer Information
-Performance Group Name
-As you would like it to be listed in FCFF marketing materials.

Project Information
-Title of Project
-As you would like it to be listed in FCFF marketing materials.
-Author or Creator of Project
-Summary of Project
-This question asks you to explain your project to FCFF staff in terms of content, message, etc. What is the piece about? How will you present the material.
-Estimated Length of Performance
-In order to keep the festival atmosphere, FCFF staff has decided to cap performance run times at 45 minutes. This helps us with scheduling and maintaining a good festival “flow.”
-Age Range of Potential Audience
-Because we want to market to the widest possible audience and help each project serve the appropriate audiences, we want to know what audience is appropriate for your piece. Please take into consideration content warnings.

Technical Information
-Type of Space Desired

Part III - Fort Collins Fringe Festival Information
This section addresses your alignment with FCFF’s Core Values. It also covers additional miscellaneous requests and information for the FCFF staff.

We will ask of you:
-FCFF Core Values
-This section asks you to write how you, your group, and your project fit the Core Values of the Fort Collins Fringe Festival. You can read more about our Core Values at


The Core Values are:
Community - FCFF believes in artists who are collaborative, supportive, reflective, and honest.
Creativity - FCFF believes in artists who are original, experimental, and fresh.
Resourcefulness - FCFF believes in artists who are industrious, enterprising, efficient, and capable.

FCFF Marketing
-Because we are trying to build a fringe community, we need your help to spread the word.
-Would you (or someone in your project) be willing to document your rehearsal process for the FCFF blog?
-Can FCFF staff contact you (or members of your project) for publicity purposes?


Part IV - Agreement Statements and Submission
This section will cover your acknowledgement of required dates of availability, your recognition of payment, and submission.

-Below are the dates and information you will need to agree to as a participant of the 2015 Fort Collins Fringe Festival.

-2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival Orientation Meetings
Thursday July 13th, 2016, 6-8pm -OR- Friday July 14, 2016, 7-9pm

-2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival Tech Rehearsal Date
Wednesday, September 14, 6-10pm

-2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival

Performances will be scheduled by the end of July 2016, until then, we expect you to keep all three dates of the 2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival available - September 15, 16 & 17th, 2016.


-The 2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival application fee is $30. You can pay this amount through Credit/ Debit, Paypal or Check.

-Visit this address to pay online.  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B78GC63GELUVN

-If you are going to pay by check please mail to the address below.

Fort Collins Fringe Festival
PO Box 1422
LaPorte, CO 80535

*-FCFF staff recommends you take care of this step before you complete the online application.

In order to cover the expanding venues, costs, marketing, etc. needed to make the Fort Collins Fringe Festival the exciting event it is growing into, we have decided to add in a “Project Fee” this year. This is a $70 project fee you will be asked to pay along with your Project Details Form.


2016 Fort Collins Fringe Festival  September 15-17, 2016  Application Prep List


Any artist wishing to utilize the Dome as a Fringe performance venue must complete this application addendum. We are looking for pieces that will utilize the Dome’s technological capabilities and performers that are willing and able to partner with Dome technicians as a complete creative team. Additional collaboration planning and execution will be required for any performance using the Dome. Please carefully examine how your piece can best complement the space with these considerations:

-Dome Seating Size

82 seats, limited area available for wheelchair access

-Dome Physical Space Specs

Stage area: approximately 9ft x 28ft, stairway aisles leading to stage area on either side of audience

Dome Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/GijB6

-Dome Technical Specs

Lighting: One fixed multi-color spotlight, two fixed multi-color LED wash lights

Electric: One outlet available in stage area, additional power-strips and extension cables provided by you

Video: 360º video projection system, normal rectangular projection system

Sound: Surround sound system with ability to plug in devices and/or microphones provided by you

-Dome Technical Team

-Dome Timeline

-Dome project explanation

-Equipment Rental Needs

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