2017 Submissions Now Open!

2017 MKE Fringe Fest Accepting Submissions

Call for artist submissions and announcing performance dates

Milwaukee Fringe Festival, the region’s city-wide performing and visual arts festival, announces performing dates for the 2017 event at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th, 2017. The festival will accept submissions for performing and visual artists of all kinds interested in participating in the event starting Thursday, February 16, 2017. You can check out the Submissions Page for all the info.

Milwaukee Fringe Festival will provide live performances and art displays to give an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered while strengthening the fabric of Milwaukee’s arts community. The second annual event in Downtown Milwaukee will utilize the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogal Hall, Todd Wehr Theater, Peck Pavilion and surrounding areas.

Submissions for the Festival will be accepted from a variety of disciplines including theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. The submission form is live on our website and will remain open from February 16 -March 31, 2017. There is an Early Bird submission fee of $20 through March 1st, 2017, with the standard submission fee of $25 in effect March 2 – 31st.

Dancers, actors, and musicians are encouraged to submit performance proposals following a list of criteria, along with examples of past work. Visual artists are asked to submit proposals for projects or to display artwork, with photographic or video examples of past work. Submissions will be judged by members of arts organizations of each separate discipline, and accepted artists will be assigned to performance slots at one the festival’s venues.