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Fringe All-Access 2023

Apply for this year’s Fringe All-Access Series!

In the summer of 2021, Hamilton Fringe Festival launched a new initiative called ‘Fringe All-Access.’ We think this curated performance series is crucial to spotlight new and exciting artists, while creating a more equitable, inclusive and accessible arts scene for our community.

‘Fringe All-Access’ represents the evolution of our history of providing creatively engaging, accessible programming at the Fringe. This series actively encourages submissions of both theatre and theatre-adjacent work (ex: dance, storytelling, song cycles, etc). Since it is a long way away, we are okay with conceptual art and works-in-progress that will be finished in time for the festival! Your piece should be suitable for an outdoor stage and feature relatively limited technical requirements. All performances will be presented on the Fringe Club stage at John Rebecca Park.

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Applications for this year’s Fringe All-Access Series are now CLOSED. Check back soon for information about applying to the 2023 series.

We are opening this Call For Proposals from artists for a paid opportunity of CAD $1250.00 to provide live, in-person performance content for Hamiltonians.

We are looking to support brilliant creatives and community-impacting ideas! The series has been designed to offer greater universal accessibility, with all performances being provided to attendees free of charge, and aims to welcome communities that are often underrepresented as live-arts spectators and performers.

The Fringe All-Access series will be curated by the Hamilton Fringe Community Curators Circle. The CCC is committed to supporting and creating space for making connections, and it welcomes and encourages the community to reclaim spaces and share their stories. Their purpose is to connect with artists across the nation and have lifelong connections through art. As their mandate states, “The CCC is long lasting and infinite–even if you work with them once in your life, you will always be connected.”

*If you need any help completing the application, or if you have questions about whether or not your piece fits the criteria, additional support is available by phone at 289-698-2234, email at, or in-person by appointment at 41 King William St., Suite 206, Hamilton between 10:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Performance Dates are as follows:

  • Technical rehearsal sometime between July 17-20, 2022
  • Performances sometime between July 20-31, 2022
    (specific dates will be decided in consultation with the selected applicants)


Responses may be entered using text OR audio. Please complete and submit this form by February 11th, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Successful applicants will notified by February 24th, 2022.

Please follow the link below if you or your collective are interested in submitting a piece for the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s Fringe All-Access 2022!

Apply to Fringe All-Access

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