UPDATE: Unless you know exactly what and where you plan to do your live or prerecorded show we do not have time to help you this close to the festival opening. Even then, we may not have time to get a whole web page sorted for you. You may still apply, and we may be able to put you on at a later date in May, but at this point no promises. We are hoping to do 2 dates mid-May (probably weekdays to try that out), and 2 dates at the end of the month (probably last weekend). We will have limited slots then, as this turned out to a lot more work than we thought. So at least sign up to get your name on our list.
Hello! W'ere looking to find shows that are interested in "performing" in our Virtual Fringe that starts May 1st. Is that you?
THE DATES: Right now the plan is to really push May 1st and May 2nd, but to keep it updated for the month of May. May 1st will correspond with Unblurred still, and they are now doing a virtual unblurred starting for April's First Friday.
YOUR SHOW: If you have any live performances online or if you have a pre-recorded show of any kind (old or new) that you think is worthy of having an audience (ie. nice sound and video) register here to make it part of our new virtual festival.
A Few More Things To Know
1. We're still working through all the aspects of this as it is all new territory (probably for all of us!), but we hope to work in any format (Zoom, Facebook Live, Vimeo, YouTube, MP4 on our website, etc.). I know there are soooo many other formats out there (we keep finding them in our research!), but our hope is that we accommodate any of them.
2. Our main hope is to help our artists via an outlet for their work as well as helping them financially, our second hope is to help our troubled community through art, and our third hope is to remind folks that as a festival that we're around, even if not physically this year. Maybe we might even earn a wee bit financially to keep us afloat to come back better than ever in 2021! Our artist are first however; especially because we understand it is a time of need for almost all of you, and want to help in any way we can! We are working on how to monetize each show, and while we know that may be difficult since we plan on using multiple performance platforms we will figure it all out, making it super simple for the audience.
3. We are talking with other festivals around the world who are also doing virtual festivals, and we want to help you "tour" the US and world virtually! We already have talked with several of them and will help you join their formats too! We'll do Zoom meetings soon - as if you aren't zooming enough already! ;)
4. Communicate with us if you can help us do this better in any way. We are new at this!