Open Call Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2022

For 11 days the Amsterdam Fringe Festival will be presenting theatre and dance by talented new, undiscovered and untamed makers at more than 30 venues across Amsterdam. We present a varied program featuring artists from a wide range of backgrounds, origins and futures

Masters of the niche, hybrids, out-of-boxers, wildcards and the artistically homeless – either by choice or by chance – are invited to our open call for artists to present their work during Amsterdam Fringe Festival’s next edition from 1 till 11 September 2022. Registration closes on January 31th, 2022. 


Open application
By means of an open application process, Fringe wants to make the great diversity and mobility in the margins of the established theater from the Netherlands, Flanders and other countries visible, stimulate talent and experiment and create a platform within which the audience can get to know diverse (music) theater pieces, live art and performances that are located outside the established theater circuit. 

A Fringe Festival is a festival in itself, which takes place alongside an official theater festival. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is located on the fringes of the annual Dutch Theater Festival and was created in 2005 in response to the official theater selection. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is based on the famous and successful Fringe Festivals such as those that exist in Edinburgh, Adelaide, New York and Delhi. 

There are now more than 250 Fringe Festivals all over the world. De Fringe wants to offer artists a stimulating environment with space for meeting, cross-fertilization and stimulation of artistic innovation. Artists are admitted on the basis of an open call. The public is invited to embark on an adventure with the makers. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival distinguishes itself from other theater festivals by its open registration and by placing contemporary theater in an informal and accessible context. In this way, the Fringe not only opens many doors of Amsterdam stages for makers and groups, but also for curious and new audiences.