Welcome to Sydney Fringe 2017.
2017 Artist Handbook
Everything you need to know about Sydney Fringe, ticketing, fees, timelines and producing your event.
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The Sydney Fringe is an open access event. The process to register and communicate with the festival and the venues happens mostly in a custom built online environment designed specifically by the Sydney Fringe for our artists. We did this to make things as automated and easy as possible for you. You will need to consider your answers carefully as the information will be used to populate your event page when the site goes live to our ticket buying audience.
This year we are excited to be a launching a new registrations system - EVENTOTRON. This portal makes it much easier to connect with other national and international festivals when you’re thinking about taking your show on the road. Most importantly, it’s easy to use.
Six easy steps.
STEP 1: Create an account + set up your profile
STEP 2: Enter Event Details
This is where you tell us about your event. We’ve kept the questions as simple as possible and you’ll be guided through the process with progress bars.
STEP 3: Venue Essentials
This is where you provide us with all the relevant information so that we can match you to a venue. The Sydney Fringe plays an active role ensuring that works are matched to the right venue. If you already have a venue in mind, there is an opportunity to let us know about it in this Step.
STEP 4: Pay Participation Fee
Once you’ve provided all your event and venue needs and paid your participation fee your event is officially a part of Sydney Fringe 2017.
** YOU’RE THEN BLOCKED FROM GOING ANY FURTHER **
At this point in time, we will start working hard to find the right venue for your event. You will be contacted during March or April by our Artist Services Team to discuss your event. Once your event has been matched to a venue by the end of May, we will open up the next Steps of the online portal
STEP 5: Sessions
By now, you will have discussed your contract and fees with your venue and can enter in the Session (dates and times) that you have agreed on. If your event is ticketed, this is also the place where you set the ticket categories and prices.
STEP 6: Festival Guide
You’ll be able to upload your final copy and imagery for the Festival guide and see a LIVE PREVIEW of exactly how your listing will appear in the guide!
STEP 7: Approval + Sign-off
In Step 6 you will be able to sign off on your event, approve how it will appear in the guide as well as signing the Presenter terms and conditions and ticketing terms and conditions.
Venues - Our unique matching process
WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY IN SYDNEY - WE’RE ALL ABOUT A HAND-CRAFTED FESTIVAL
While we’re an open access Festival, we take on the role of matching artists to their venue. This ensures that artists find the right space for their event and have a greater chance of cost recovery. Our team uses their knowledge of the industry and the city to work with producers and find the right space. This process has also proven very successful with interstate and international artists who aren’t familiar with the Sydney scene.
As part of your online registration you will need to document all of your venue requirements. The Sydney Fringe will use this information to match you to an appropriate venue. Our Artist Services Team will also contact each producer individually to discuss venue needs. You may already have a venue in mind for your event or already be in converstion with a venue. If that’s the case you’ll have the opportunity to let us know during the registration process.
FRINGE-MANAGED VENUES + SATELLITE VENUES
The Sydney Fringe manages several venues during the festival. Artists programmed in these venues will be charged a straight venue hire fee and will receive 100% of box office less Fringe inside charges and GST if applicable. Events programmed in other venues, which we call ‘satellite venues’, will be subject to a direct agreement between the artist and the venue in regard to venue hire.