For Artists

The Sydney Fringe Festival is your festival. Our festival program is curated by our artists for our audiences. Sydney Fringe is all about showcasing Sydney stories by Sydney voices in their originating landscape, and sharing work from our global Fringe partners with Sydney audiences.


What that means is entirely up to you – our artists. What do you want your Sydney to look like? Come play with us, and be part of creating your city, your way.


Registrations for The Sydney Fringe 2022 are still open for our First Nations and Access programs.
What a long two years it has been! In 2019, we celebrated 10 years of Sydney Fringe with over 1600 performances by over 2900 artists. Since, we have had two long years in hibernation.

To find out more about what being an artist at Sydney Fringe means, download our artists handbook below.

If you have further questions please call 0402 371 004 or email

To log on and edit your registration visit

Register Here     Artist Handbook


Artist Registrations

Registrations for The Sydney Fringe 2022 are still open!

We are prioritising applicants for our Fringe Kids, First Nations and Access specific programs. If you have an alternative

Register Here Artist Handbook


Supported by NIDA, The Sydney Fringe’s four part masterclass program in independent production is available to registered artists each year.

More information will be sent directly to registered artists.

Made in Sydney EOIs

Expressions of Interest for the 2022 Made In Sydney are now closed.

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What does being a Fringe Artist mean?The Sydney Fringe is Your Festival – the community of artists develops, creates and produces the shows and events.

We are an Open Access arts festival, which means that anyone can put on a show as part of the festival in September. We encourage applicants of every genre: dance, music, theatre, comedy, circus, cabaret. The more nuanced the better.


There is no selection process, you simply need to register your event at



Why Register with Sydney Fringe?Sydney Fringe has the highest profile of any independent arts event in New South Wales.

In 2019 we reached 39 million pairs of eyes via our PR and marketing campaigns, and almost 70,000 people attended the festival. That’s the largest single audience base of any independent arts festival, venue, or event in NSW and we are open access so anyone can apply, if your emerging, experienced or experimental!

We support artists and venues through  process through and provide access to appropriate and affordable performance space.

When? When does registration occur and when is the festival?

Artist Registration is open now until 30th April.

Venue Registrations are open until we fill them up!

The Sydney Fringe Festival occurs annually from 1-30 September.

Where can I apply?Head to our website for more information about registering and what it all means.

You can apply by filling out the prompted form on Eventotron using the link above.

The Fringe itself is peppered throughout Sydney, bursting through venues, theatres, laneways and bloc parties.

Fringe will match you up with a suitable venue and make sure it’s the right one.

Who Can Apply?Open Access means anyone can host an event or apply to be a Fringe Artist.

The Sydney Fringe is here to assist you with finding a venue, general marketing of the festival and managing all ticketing.

We are also here to provide you with the advice, support, and exposure necessary to make your show a success. The Sydney Fringe Artist Services Team includes experienced producers as well as a dedicated Access & Inclusion Coordinator and First Nations Producer and Coordinator.

HOWEVER, you need to create, produce, manage, and also market the work yourself!

How to become an Artist?As the countdown to the festival begins, we will provide you with key information about how to budget, market and create your show.

Sydney Fringe will host a series of five Masterclasses from May through to August, which will see you on your way to producing and presenting a cracker show or event in 2022. These Masterclasses will be delivered in person and online and provide you with additional materials and are the perfect way to network with other artists and producers.

Embrace everything the Fringe has to offer – from masterclasses to networking events, the chance to see shows for free, awards and future touring possibilities.

Artist Support

The Sydney Fringe supports artists in a plethora of other ways beyond our annual festival.

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Artist FAQ’s

Be a part of the highest-profile independent arts event in New South Wales. Find the answers to all of your most pressing questions.

Artist FAQs

The Sydney Fringe Awards

Our awards program provides stand out shows with a range of touring and development opportunities.

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