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Monday, May 30, 2022

2022 Scranton Fringe Festival


Deadline:  June 7, 2022 6PM EDT


Scranton Fringe is an award-winning arts organization producing innovative work since 2015. Fringe is dedicated to creating a bold, engaging platform for thought-provoking art while striving to promote Northeast Pennsylvania as a viable creative environment. Inspired by the world's largest annual event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the organization has grown into an incubator of unique creative work centered around the performing arts.

The past few years we have featured the COVID safe "Fringe Under Glass" project, but Scranton Fringe is thrilled to announce the return of the main festival, set to take place on stages both indoors and outdoors across downtown Scranton (PA) from Thursday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 8th, 2022.

Scranton Fringe is now accepting applications for proposed works of theater / performing arts and other types of creative projects from independent artists and cultural groups from across Northeast PA and beyond for the 2022 Festival.


For 2022 we are extending our reach and creative call and encouraging any type of creative event/project to submit for consideration - outdoor walking dance tours, large indoor theatrical productions, public art installations, workshops. and much more. We wish to mark the return of our festival with a dynamic display of creativity, culture, and community!

We are looking for: creative projects that engage a wide range of community, new takes on old works; newly created theater pieces; quirky, unusual, vibrant, and creative theater; online/virtual works of the performing arts, cabaret; dance; puppetry; magic; musicals; immersive theater; circus; solo shows, children’s programming, Site-Specific performances, public art installations, creative workshops, and any other type of public creative programming.

The specific nature of each partnership for those who are invited to join the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will vary in regards to venue, technical support, scheduling, finances and more. Each artist/group offered a space within the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will (virtually) meet with Festival leadership and have an active role in crafting the details of their respective contracts.

As stated above each partnership will have its own financial arrangements on a case by case basis. Typically, Scranton Fringe charges each project a set production fee (determined by # of performances / events, tech needs, etc.) and then returns bulk of ticket sales to said production/project. For 2022 we are taking a more flexible approach and will be working with each accepted production/project on a case by case basis prior to locking down contract details.

Scranton Fringe is proud to once again not charge any fees for applications/proposals.

Please note per our safety policy at this time all artists, producers and volunteers who wish to present any work indoors during the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will be asked to show proof of vaccination before contracts are finalized. Festival audience safety guidelines will be finalized over the summer of 2022.


The 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 8th across downtown Scranton, PA (USA).

The below application will close on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 (6 pm eastern). All submissions must be completed online via the below form. Please contact Scranton Fringe via email (info@scrantonfringe.org) if you have any questions!

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