Fringe Main Stage
Performing artists from all over the country (or the world!) apply to be included in a lottery from which acts are randomly selected to be part of Fringe Seacoast. There are only a certain number of performance slots available (mainly determined by duration of the performance) so once the slots are full, and the acts have confirmed their involvement, we can confirm the program. Acts selected for Main Stage have a set number of performances of their work in one of three venues in Dover, NH. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the artists without exception.
Fringe Late Night
A festival on the Seacoast would not be complete without live music, which is where Fringe Late Night comes in. Late Night incorporates both Fringe Opening and Closing night parties, and other late night music happening at Fringe venues and other locations across Dover. Musicians and bands submit applications through the Fringe website and are then selected for venues based on audience demographic and style. In 2017, late night venues included The Strand Ballroom, The Dover Brickhouse and Cara Chameleon Club. In 2018 we plan to expand the Late Night program to also include venues that may not be hosting main stage shows. Late Night artists negotiate payment with each individual venue.
Fringe Pop Up Gallery
Unique to Fringe Seacoast, visual artists submit work to be included in our pop up gallery which can be seen at a different venue each day of the Fringe Festival. In 2017 venues included The Strand Ballroom, Garrison City Beerworks, Flight Coffee Co, Cara Irish Pub and the One Washington Center as part of the Dover Art Walk. Artists also have the option of being present for meet and greet or for demonstrations during the pop up gallery hours at any venue. In 2018, the pop up gallery will be more interactive with artists participating in on the spot art contests and demonstrations that are fun and lively. If artists sell their work during the festival they keep 100% of the sale.
Are you an artist of any genre? Why not apply to be featured at Fringe Seacoast! Applications open January 1st 2018