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Joining Amsterdam Fringe Festival as an artist 

Do you want to shine on stage during Amsterdam Fringe Festival? Nothing is impossible! 

We work with an open call system. The open call for 2024 closed on the first of February. You can sign up for 2025 from medio December.

 

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Being part of Amsterdam Fringe Festival as an artist includes more than only playing your show!

We will take our artists into the world of the performance arts and give workshops about all the parts of it: marketing, fundraising, networking etc. We’d like to share our knowledge and experience to help artists in their career.  

volunteers volunteers

Are you ready to step outside the beaten path and immerse yourself in the unique world of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival? Then you’re in the right place!

Are you drawn to the unconventional and curious about the workings of an international, boundary-pushing theater festival? Do you want to meet new people, build a network in the cultural sector, and enjoy free access to all 55 Fringe performances? Then we’re looking for you!

From September 5 to 15, 2024, Amsterdam comes alive once again with the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. We’re seeking enthusiastic, motivated volunteers who can commit to at least 4 shifts to help us create an unforgettable festival.

As a volunteer, you have the option to take on two roles: Host and Location Manager. Check out  the descriptions of each role and their responsibilities below.

Please note! This year, we have space for only 100 volunteers, so be sure to apply early!

Whats in it for you? 

  • Access to all Fringe performances 
  • An unforgettable and enjoyable ten days within an international team, in which you can rediscover Amsterdam with its theaters and other cool spots. 
  • Expanding your network with relevant contacts in festival and theater land 
  • A nice addition on your resume in terms of work for a cultural organization 
  • And don’t forget: score some #karma points by helping our emerging creators to play during Fringe and give them the opportunity to develop their art further!  

What do we ask of you 

  • A minimum commitment of 4 shifts (usually between four and six hours per shift) 
  • Participating in an information meeting at the end of August (which will also give you the opportunity to meet your fellow Fringers) 

You can register as a volunteer from June. If you still have some questions for us in regards to becoming a volunteer at Amsterdam Fringe, feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator Sarah Wever via volunteers@amsterdamfringe.nl. 

these are the different functions:

Location Host

As a Location Host at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, you play a crucial role in welcoming and guiding visitors at various festival venues throughout Amsterdam. You are the primary point of contact for guests, you check tickets, and ensure everyone is seated on time for the performance.

Location Manager

As a Location Manager, you are responsible for one of the festival venues or a hub (multiple locations in close proximity) regarding performances and the audience. You ensure the show starts on time, maintain communication with artists, and serve as the contact person for other volunteers. The Location Manager is in direct contact with one of our producers.

professionals professionals

The Arts Industry Office, Amsterdam Fringe Festival’s professionals desk, is here to guide professionals in the performing arts – from programmers to organisers.

Our team is happy to help you discover new talent and meet other (international) professionals. Your expertise is invaluable and in return contributes to the development of the next generation of creators.

We look forward to welcoming you to our performances and exclusive Arts Industry Office activities. 

 

How to apply?

Applying for accreditation with the Arts Industry Office is possible from the 3rd of July, by clicking the button on the left (below on mobile). Once accredited, professionals will receive a discount code that allows them to get one free ticket and order additional tickets at a discount (max 1 per production).

Please note that some performances and activities have limited audience capacity. We therefore advise you to apply for accreditation in time. Accreditation is only for people who can potentially book a performance, such as programmers, curators, scouts, impresarios, etc. We’d love to see you so don’t sleep on it.

 

Fringe showcase 


A chance for our artists to show a sneak preview of their performance. The showcase is part of the NTF PRO programme.

The showcase will be on Friday, September 6 from 11.30 – 13.00 at Klein Bellevue. Registration via the accreditation form

 

Professionals mixer

 
Meet the artists of the Fringe! Mingle with our young talent and help them find their way into the field.

The professionals mixer will be on Tuesday, September 10 from 15.00 – 17.00. Location TBA. Registration via the accreditation form or aio@amsterdamfringe.nl.

 

Questions

Please email aio@amsterdamfringe.nl. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.