What is the Open Doors Mentorship?

Ottawa Fringe is opening up its doors as an ally by offering artistic mentorship opportunities for producers who self-identify with any of the organization’s Priority Groups:

  • Artists of Colour
  • Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities
  • Immigrant and Refugee Artists
  • Indigenous Artists – First Nations, Metis, Inuit

Diversity is a fact. We want to ensure that the voices and stories we share on our stages reflect Ottawa’s vibrant and diverse communities.

What the Mentorship Offers:

  • A dedicated 60-min performance slot in the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival;
  • Waived festival fees;
  • 20 hours with a committed professional mentor of your choosing, from January-June, 2019;
  • Free access to all Fringe workshops (Fringe 101, Marketing, Tech, and Media Relations), as well as Fringe Boot Camp (Dramaturgy, Directing, Design), and our  under development workshops series
  • Administrative support and blanket festival marketing

Lottery

The Fringe Festival is not curated. Staying true to the spirit of the Fringe, applicants to the Open Doors Mentorship will be put into a draw and two names will be pulled at random during the Fringe’s annual Lottery Party on Monday, December 3rd, at Arts Court.

Conditions to Apply

  • You self-identify with at least one of Fringe’s Priority Groups
  • You live in the Ottawa region
  • You are available to perform during the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival (June 13-23)
  • You have never produced a show in the Ottawa Fringe Festival in the past (you may have participated in some other facet; i.e. actor, stage manager)

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 29 at 11:59 pm. Late applications cannot be considered.

There is no cost to apply to the Open Doors Mentorship

Note: In addition to the Open Doors lottery, you may also apply to the general Festival lottery but will be expected to pay the $25.00 application fee

Questions?

Email: [email protected]

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