ABOVE: The Atlanta Dance Collective goes high at the 2016 ATL Fringe.


The ever-eclectic Atlanta Fringe Festival, which turns 7 in June, is now accepting submissions from performing artists of all disciplines.

The submission deadline is Jan. 31. Apply via the Fringe website HERE. The event runs June 5-9 in traditional and converted performing spaces in Little Five Points and East Atlanta, including 7 Stages, the Highland Ballroom, the Marianna at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub and the International Montessori Academy. 

The 24 artists that make this year’s lineup will be announced via Facebook Live on Feb. 2. The selections will be drawn from a hat, per Fringe tradition. 

Since its beginning in 2011, ATL Fringe has hosted hundreds of local and national artists — modern dancers, comedy troupes, performance artists, storytellers, puppeteers and everything in between. The festival is designed to provide an accessible, unjuried, uncensored outlet for artists who might not otherwise be able to produce their work. It’s dedicated to showcasing original, nontraditional fare that celebrates diverse and multicultural artistic expression and that pushes audiences to consider new perspectives.

It keeps fees low ($25 application, $250 production fee if selected). Performers keep 85 percent of their ticket revenue and are eligible for cash prizes for favorite shows chosen by the audience, Fringe staff and a panel of judges from the Atlanta arts community.

ATL Fringe is produced by the nonprofit Twinhead Theatre.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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