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Applications are now closed for the 2020 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.
We will be notifying applicants during the week of October 12-19.

If you haven’t filled out your Tech form, please do so at this time!
And don’t forget to read the Performer guidelines.




Some things you should know

  1. We have 3 different types of shows

    We accept performances from 5 to 60 minutes in length. Depending on its length, your piece may be grouped with others, featured on our Fringe LaZoom Tour, or scheduled as a Random Act of Fringe.



A piece that is
5-20 minutes long

May be featured in a showcase, on the Fringe LaZoom Tour, or as a Random Act of Fringe



A piece that is
25-30 minutes long

May be combined with one or more shows



A piece that is
45-60 minutes long

Seated theater show


*We can also accept a limited number of installations and workshops.

2. The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival is a juried festival.

We carefully review each and every submission. You’ll know by October 19th, 2019 if your piece is selected. Should your piece get selected, there is a $30 participation fee.

3. Please review the following dates and thoroughly fill out each section of the Artist Application and Tech Form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

For more information, Please read these Performer Guidelines


Important Dates

Application Deadline
September 22, 9:22 pm, 2019

Adjudication Sessions
October 6-7, 2019

Acceptance Notification
October 12-19, 2019

Fringe Bios and Signed Artist Contracts
November 3, 2019

Venue Placement and Performance Schedule Posted, Tickets On Sale
January 1, 2020

Technical Rehearsal(s)
January 18-22, 2020

Performance Dates
January 23 – 26, 2020

Closing Party
January 26, 2020