2021 Submission Information


Submissions for the in-person (August 28th, 2021) and virtual (August 2021) Festival will be accepted from a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) theater, dance, music, and visual arts. The submission form will be live on the festival’s website www.mkefringe.com and will remain open May 1st through May 23rd, 2021. There is a submission fee of $20/submission.

Artists of any discipline are encouraged to submit proposals of what they envision for their MKE Fringe show, including whether they would prefer to be a live or virtual show, along with examples of their past work. Submissions will be reviewed by the Milwaukee Fringe Festival Team. Accepted live performances will be assigned a performance slot in the Milwaukee Fringe Festival; All virtual submissions will be accepted.

Important Submission Information:

  • All live performances will be held outdoors at the Peck Pavilion and surrounding outdoor areas at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Live performance submissions are subject to review. Application does not guarantee acceptance.
  • All virtual performances will be accepted. Artists are responsible for providing MKE Fringe with high quality video of their performances.
  • Run Times: Peck Pavilion Stage Performances- 30 to 45 Minutes. Roving Performances and Visual Artists- ‘Pop-up’ and interactive performances are welcome in many capacities! Please specify in your submission.
  • No elaborate technical elements or sets are allowed. Acts performing on the Peck Pavilion Stage will have professional technicians to provide simple lights up/down and sound cues.

Questions on the submission process? Email info@mkefringe.com!