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How To Apply

24 January 2023

We know there is a lot of information to digest, so we have listed the essentials for you below. This 'How-To' is your application cornerstone. Refer back to it regularly when crafting your submission.

1. Read & Plan 
Have you seen our curatorial callout? Read it in full here, and get a sense of the kind of ideas we're desperate to see, hear and read more of in your applications. 

We've compiled a comprehensive Application Guide to help you navigate applying to the festival. (Downloadable PDF)

Below you will find your essential documents to help you plan and give shape to your application. Download them, read thoroughly and have on hand while making your application! Especially the Application Guide.

2. Get Applying


The application for Dublin Fringe Festival is detailed! We ask a lot of questions because knowing these answers allow us to make informed programming decisions. We have a new online version, where you can draft, edit, save and amend pre-submission in your own time. See some notes on using the online application form below.

3. Support
All applications must be accompanied by supporting documentation. We won’t be able to consider your application if supporting documents are not included. Supporting documentation should be added to your application in the Supporting Documents section. The Application Guide will tell you everything we need you to submit.

4. Application Information Workshop
If you still have queries relating to your application after you have read the Application Guide (in full!), we are hosting a Pre-Application Workshop online on Tuesday, 7 February at 6pm. This is an opportunity to meet our team, who will break down the application form in detail outlining exactly what is required. There will be a Q&A to finish. If you wish to attend, RSVP by emailing

Unsure about your project's eligibility and want to have a chat before starting the application process? To set up a meeting with the Artistic team please email

The application deadline is 5pm on Thursday, 2 March.  
If you are applying to make work in your own venue you must submit your application by 5pm on Thursday, 23 February. This earlier deadline is to ensure that there is time for artists’ to secure their spaces given the current landscape of the city.

Get it all in before then. You’re done!

Notes on using the online application form:

- Do not use incognito mode, your application will not save
- To save your application as a draft, click 'SAVE' and scroll up to the pop-up notification and submit your email to send your draft application to yourself. Your draft will not be saved until your email is submitted. Do not close this window without submitting your email to save your draft.