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Detroit Fringe Forward Festival accepting submissions through July 6

News June 28, 2016 Encore Staff

Continuing the momentum that produced over 20 shows as part of last year’s Detroit Fringe, the 2016 Fringe Forward Festival will run from Thursday September 15 through Sunday September 18, 2016 at CMAP Detroit 2221 Carpenter Ave, Detroit, MI 48212. The festival will continue to explore new works and celebrate connections made through the performing arts.

Submissions are being accepted now through July 6, 2016 and should be submitted online at https://goo.gl/sTcwTM. Fringe Forward is specifically looking for works that foster experimentation, take risks, celebrate our community and inspire others. From these submissions 5-10 works will be curated and another 5-10 chosen for the festival line-up at random through a public lottery. Curated and Lottery selections will be awarded a production budget of $300 each in addition to 40% of door profits. For a small production fee, a ”Registered Performance” option will add access to the festival for artists who are not selected through jury or lottery, but still wish to participate. Registered Performances will keep 100% of their door profits. More information about the festival and submissions can be found at detroitfringe.wordpress.com. The lottery winners will be announced at a public celebration and artist meet and greet at CMAP on Friday July 15 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

In addition, all works chosen for the festival will be offered a professional development session with a local professional mentor currently working in the field. At the end of the festival a “Jury’s Choice” award and “Audience Choice” award will be given to two performances, who will each receive a fully staged production spot in CMAP’s 2016-17 programming line-up.

Please contact Detroit Fringe Forward at DetroitFringeFestival@gmail.com with any questions. “And all artists should consider yourselves invited to Detroit Fringe Forward’s Info Sessions,” said Carrie Morris, Director of CMAP Detroit. “ Come by to get a handle on your submission, to find collaborators, to run an idea by another set of ears, or to just have some snacks and hang out!” A Fringe Forward info session will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 4:00–6:00 p.m., at CMAP, 2221 Carpenter, Detroit.

For updates, follow Detroit Fringe Forward Festival on Facebook (Facebook.com/DetroitFringe) and Twitter (@DetroitFringe).

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