Open Call Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2023

Hi and welcome to the application form (below) of Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2023! We’re delighted you are here to apply for our festival. 

Joining Amsterdam Fringe Festival = 

– Playing 4 shows during the 11 days of our festival, 7 – 17 September 2023 

– Joining the How2Fringe workshop about marketing, funding, networking and more. The first How2Fringe workshop is at Monday 27 March from 11:00 – 17:00 in Amsterdam!

– Producing and promoting your show: we take care of promoting the festival as a whole, you take care of promoting your show.

– We take care of and pay the location, you take care of a technician, producing and other things you need.

– Participation in Amsterdam Fringe Festival is for the most part ‘at your own risk’. Fringe offers a guaranteed sum (starting sum) of € 150 per performance (day), with a maximum of € 600 in total when performing 4 times at the festival. When the income of the ticket sales of your show is higher than the € 150 per performance, you’ll receive a 70% percentage of the additional income of the ticket sales of your show.

– Originality and experiment in theme, artistic form and/or performance venue is highly stimulated and will get priority. 


Signing up for the open call is possible from December 12th via the application below. You need to fully fill out the application form before the deadline of January 31st 23:59. Incomplete forms will not be processed. 

It’s not possible to discuss the outcome. We hope for your understanding, because we work with a small team, and we get over 300 applications. 

Here are some hot tips for filling out the form:

Create an offline draft

You cannot save the form in between. That sucks. We are aware and truly sorry. So our hot tip is: either make sure to never close your browser window or copy/paste the questions below and make a draft version offline. We warmly recommend the latter – than you always have a copy on hand for your archives!

Be concrete (the adjective, not the noun)

Try to describe as clear as possible what you plan to do, how you want to make it happen and why. Give examples. Did you not create your performance yet? No problem! Just take us through how you imagine it to become right now and explain how you want to get there. We understand plans may change, just wow us with that mindblowing (yet realistic) pitch.

Please send links, not files

At the end of the form you can include attachments like CVs, tech riders, video and photos. Please do not send us large video files, but rather include a link to your vimeo/ youtube / website in the form. Thank you!

Problems with the registration form?

Double check whether you have completed all mandatory forms and whether you have not entered more than the maximum number of characters. Do you have any questions left? Send an email to

Know what you’re applying for

Applicationform Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2023
What is the duration of the performance? (in minutes)
What is the main language spoken in your performance?
What is the genre of the performance? *
Why would performing at Amsterdam Fringe be of importance for you?
Do you own the rights for performing this production? (of the script) *
Do you use music/compositions in the production? *
What kind of venue has your preference? *
I'd prefer to perform this production at *
What would be the ideal positioning of the audience? *
Do you have any interaction with your audience? *
What is the size is performance space that you would need? (in meters)
Does your production require more than basic lighting possibilities? *
Do you use stroboscoop effects in your show? *
Do you use a projector/projections in the performance? *
Do you use smoke or mist (machines) in the performance? *
Do you use confetti or balloons in the performance? *
Do you use fire, cigarettes or other heat sources like cooking plates, toasters or watercookers in the performance? *
Do you use water in the performance (as part of a stage design or as prop)? *
Do you use any kind of food in your show? *
Do you use any (fake) weapons in your show? *
Does the stage design include any extraordinary objects (for example props with large measurements)? *
Are there any animals in the performance (alive or dead)? *
Does the performance contain music?
It would not be possible to perform the production without: *
I'll bring a laptop and/or other device to play music/sound from *
It is mandatory to have your own technician who runs your show. Do you have one? *
Will the performance premiere at Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2023?
Most shows will be presented 4 times at Amsterdam Fringe (on 4 different dates). Is there any reason why your show should be performed more or less than 4 times, for example because of a very short duration (under 25 minutes) or low capacity (under 40 seats)? *
Are there any dates between 7-17 September 2023 on which you're NOT able to perform the production at all? *
Does the artist or company receive structural funding (i.e. over multiple years)? *
Have you ever performed at a Fringe Festival before? *
How did you find out about the application for Amsterdam Fringe 2020? *
Attachments I've included via WeTransfer (below): *