Applications for 2022 now OPEN!

That’s right, friends, the Fringe Festival that’s Kinda Weird, Like YOU! is back and ready to welcome the newest, wildest, weirdest, most experimental new works of live arts back to Cincinnati from June 3 – June 18, 2021.

But first, we need you to apply to bring your work to the Festival this year!

Apply now to the Cincy Fringe!

Here’s how the process works:

  • First, read our Artist FAQ to see if your project or idea can thrive at the Cincy Fringe
  • No really! Go back and read that FAQ first!
  • Sound like a fit? Fill our our Application Survey to tell us all about why your project belongs in the running for the 19th Annual Cincy Fringe (don’t forget to attach work samples – read carefully what we’re asking for!)
  • Follow the link at the end of the survey to the application fee payment page. If it’s before November 15, 2021, your fee is Pay What You Can. If it’s after November 15, your fee will be $25 this year.

Key dates for the 2022 Cincinnati Fringe:

September 27: Applications open!

December 20, 2021: That’s right, we extended it! This is the NEW date that applications close! Avoid regret, prepare in advance!

week of January 24th, 2022: Applicants will be notified of their status: Accepted, Alternate, or Declined.
Thank you for your patience as we build a balanced Festival!

March 7, 2021: Our deadline to decide whether this year’s Festival will be in-person, online, or a combination of the two (Thanks, COVID-19!)

March 28th, 2022: The earliest date accepted projects can go public with their status. Don’t jump the gun, friends!

April 11, 2022: Our deadline for notifying accepted projects of their venue and schedule.

Ready to join the fray? Fill our our Application Survey and let’s get ready to Fringe!

Thank you for your submissions – our jury and our staff cannot wait to see what creative ideas you’re bursting with this year. Happy Fringing!

The Cincy Fringe Team

2021 Sponsors

The 2021 Cincinnati Fringe was made possible thanks to the generous support of all our sponsors.

Venue Sponsors

Jackson Street Stage Sponsor

Henrietta Barlag

Livestream Virtual Venue Sponsors

Esper Tovar & David Gruber
Patrick Cusick

Looking Good Stage Sponsor

Jeff Hungerford

Video-on-Demand Virtual Venue Sponsors

Klara Apro
Ross Royce
Randy & Suzana Waterhous

Additional Sponsors

Visual Fringe Sponsor

Cincinnati Creative

Channel Fringe Hard Hitting Action News Sponsor

joe mock & the real pro team! of Cutler Real Estate

Foundation Support

The William O. Purdy Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Fringe-a-oke Sponsor

Abigail Grebe

See-It-All Sponsor

Brian Griffin

Fresh Ideas Sponsor of Fringe Development

Jeff Syroney

Promotional Support From

Cincinnati City Beat

Artist Priced Drinks Sponsor

Patrick Cusick

Fringe Olympics Sponsor

Cincinnati Storytelling Festival

Season Sponsors