Fringe 2024

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2024

We want to hear what artists care about in the world today. Does your idea fight the problem or help people to feel better? Your idea can also be a way to have a better different future.

We still focus on presenting work that engages socially. That means we are looking for strong artistic processes and accessible forms. They focus on responding to problems faced by communities. They involve working with others to solve issues happening today.

Your work should be one that is creative, exciting, and can engage people socially. These can be presented as live or digital performances. They can also be events that other people can join in. We welcome proposals that are presented differently. This can allow the disabled and those with low immune systems to join us. This can also encourage actions that are better for the climate, and/or to reduce air travel.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2024
17 to 28 January
Get involved

Application Details

Download the Instructions for Applications and the Application Form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 March 2023, noon Singapore time.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions and Financial Responsibilities below.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2024

We want to hear what artists are concerned with in the world today, and how your artistic response is a call to arms, a healing process, or a road map to a different, better future.

We focus on presenting work fuelled by socially engaged practice. We are looking for robust artistic processes and accessible presentations that are centred on responding to gaps in communities, collaborative, and tackling current issues of the day.

Your work should be a contemporary, cutting edge and socially engaged piece that can be presented as a live or digital performances, or a participatory event. We welcome proposals that use alternative models of presentations to include the disabled and immunocompromised, to encourage environmental sustainability, and/or to reduce air travel.

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2024
17 to 28 January
Get involved

Application Details

Download the Instructions for Applications and the Application Form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 March 2023, noon Singapore time.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions and Financial Responsibilities below.

Photo by Crispian Chan

Frequently asked questions

What kind of works does the Festival present?

The Festival focuses on contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged performing and live art works.

How can I submit my proposal to the Fringe?

  1. Look through 2023’s Festival line up to get a feel of the Festival.
  2. If you consider your work suitable for the Festival as a contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged work, please read the Instructions for Applications and complete the Application Form.
    • Email us the completed application form and all supporting documents.
    • Deadline: Friday 3 March 2023, noon Singapore time. We will not accept late or incomplete applications.

Why should I participate in the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival?

The Festival is an exciting and inclusive festival of live art. It is known for its strong programming. Through the Festival, we aim to present excellent and bold new works on social issues to the Singapore audience.

The Fringe aims to promote innovation and discussion. It does so through meaningful art, so that we think more deeply about how we are connected in this complex world.

Through the Fringe, you will be able to reach out to new audiences in Singapore and the region. Also, you can tap upon our organisational and production expertise in the presentation of your work. Additionally, you will meet fellow artists from all over the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for networking. It also encourages future collaboration amongst artists.

What is the selection process like?

The Fringe team collates and reviews all the applications that come in. We will inform all applicants of the results of the shortlisting by Friday 2 June 2023. Selected applicants will then need to provide us with more information on:

  • their funding status,
  • availability,
  • technical requirements, and so on.

Usually, the Festival is programmed for a specific year. However, we may consider your proposal for a future year if we are keen on your work, but cannot include it for the current year.

How can I contact the Festival?

Please call us at (65) 6440 8115 or email info@singaprefringe.com.

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financial responsibilities

Is there an application fee required to submit my proposal?

No, there is no application fee required.

Do I get a fee for my participation at the Festival?

Generally the Festival offers an artist honorarium of SGD 1,000.00 (One thousand Singapore dollars) in total for in-theatre productions with at least two performances. For works in other formats, the honorarium will be revised accordingly.

How many performances am I expected to stage?

The Festival generally programmes two to three performances for works by international artists. For Singapore artists with a home base of fans and audience, we programme up to five performances.

Does the Festival pay for travel costs?

No, artists will be responsible for obtaining funding for all flights and freight. We may also contact the relevant embassies and cultural institutions in Singapore to request for support for confirmed artists.

Does the Festival cover accommodation?

Yes, the Festival covers twin or triple-sharing accommodation for the period from bump in to strike.

Do artists have to sell their own tickets?

No, the Festival will handle all the ticketing administration and expenses. You just have to focus on presenting a good work!

Do artists get a cut of box office sales?

No. The Festival will pay for all venue, ticketing and production costs in presenting your show. Therefore, we will need to recoup our cost.

Do artists have to market their own works?

No. The Festival runs a robust marketing campaign for all events. However artists are required to submit publicity images and information such as synopses and biographies. Of course, artists are highly encouraged to post about their work on their own social media accounts and website too.

Do artists have to pay for the venue rental?

No, the Festival covers the venue rental, on-site manpower costs, and basic technical equipment available in the venue, from the period of bump in to strike. However, artists will be responsible for the rehearsal-related expenses.

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