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Registration is now open for Nugget Fringe 2018!

Registration ends on Halloween - October 31st or earlier, once all slots are filled.  Don't miss out - Register now!

The 2017 full January Nugget Fringe Theater Festival hosted 33 shows for 118 performances on seven stages in downtown Grass Valley.  The average artist payout was right around $1,000.  One group sold only one ticket.  One group received over $5,000.

Our first Nugget Fringe Theater Festival was in 2015 with 11 shows and 88 performances.

Our first Summer Mini Nugget Fringe Theater Festival occurred on just one stage over one weekend in July of 2017.  There were 10 shows performing one time each.  2 groups received minimal proceeds.  3 received over $500.

 

The non-refundable registration fee for the 2018 Nugget Fringe Festival is $35.00.  This gets you in.  Once you have taken this exciting step you will be contacted by festival organizers to work on specific time slots and costs. Please note that you need to submit the registration fee below the registration page separately. 

Congratulations!!!  We are excited to start this journey with you!

When you submit your information, we’ll start working on your submission.  That’s why we have a registration fee.  This fee helps us provide a platform for your work. Once we know you’re committed, we can commit our time to you.

There is no curation of artists.  There is no selection process.  If you want in and we can find a slot or slots that work for you, great.  Welcome!  We're glad you're here.

Before you register, we need to make sure you understand a few things.  If you have questions not covered here, please send an email to scott@nuggetfringe.com

There are three options by which artists may participate in The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival.

Option A – The Canadian Fringe model - Register your show with us for $35, pay a promotional fee of $195, then negotiate for performance dates and times and locations with us for additional fees.  These fees vary according to date, time, location, audience capacity and technical requirements. Your show will be listed in our printed program and will be included in our marketing efforts.  We will run the box office for your event as well.  You will then be issued a check for the total proceeds less any credit card and box office charges.  To be clear, you will still need to help your show stand out by doing extensive marketing on your own, in addition to our group efforts.  You also agree that your entire ensemble will attend the opening night party and the closing night party and that you will perform a snippet from your piece or will talk about your piece from the stage at the opening night party. You will also have printed at your expense and by our deadline, 500 postcards to promote your show. Artists agree to make themselves eligible for the Best of Fringe competition.  Winners agree to an additional performance. The ticket cost will be $25 and the artist will split the proceeds with the Fringe 50/50.

Option B – The Quest Theaterworks model – Quest Theaterworks, producers of The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival, recognizes that some artists may not have the necessary resources to take advantage of Option A or Option C.  Quest Theaterworks will select a limited number of shows to produce from among artists requesting Option B.  Under Option B, the artists must register the show with The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival for $35, pay a promotional fee of $195, then arrange for performance dates and times and locations with Quest Theaterworks.  Your show will be listed in our printed program and will be included in our marketing efforts.  We will run the box office for your event as well.  Quest Theaterworks will keep all of the income generated from your show.  If you promote your show according to Quest Theaterworks’ guidelines to the best of your ability AND your show generates in excess of $500 in gross revenue, your $195 promotional fee may be refunded.  To be clear, you will still need to help your show stand out by doing extensive marketing on your own, in addition to our group efforts.  You also agree that your entire ensemble will attend the opening night party and the closing night party and that you will perform a snippet from your piece or will talk about your piece from the stage at the opening night party. You will also have printed at your expense and by our deadline, 500 postcards to promote your show. Artists agree to make themselves eligible for the Best of Fringe competition.  Winners agree to an additional performance. The ticket cost will be $25 and the artist will split the proceeds with the Fringe 50/50. Again, Option B is for artists who cannot swing Option A or C.  Option B is designed to provide a platform for artists' work.  As Quest Theaterworks takes virtually all of the financial risk, they receive the financial reward.  All shows wishing to be considered for Option B must first register with the fringe and pay the $35 fee.

Option C – The Edinburgh Fringe model - Register your show with us for $35, pay a promotional fee of $195, find your own venue, run your own box office, etcetera.  Basically, you will be included in our printed program and that’s about it.

For your information, performance slots will likely range in price from $70 to $300 and the theaters will likely all be in downtown Grass Valley in theaters with capacity ranging from 30 to 100.

Again, please email Scott Ewing if you have further questions prior to your registration at scott@nuggetfringe.com

By clicking submit and paying the registration fee, you agree that you have read and accept the above.  You must pay the fee to Paypal AND submit the registration form separately.  After submitting payment, please be sure to come back to this page, fill out the form below and hit the submit button.

 
*Please pay the $35.00 registration fee by clicking the "Buy Now" button below.  It will open in a separate window.

*Once you have paid, come back to this page and fill out the registration form at the very bottom of the page.

*If you do not come back to this page after paying with PayPal we will not have any information about your show.  PLEASE make sure you take this final step!

*Rejoice!  You are now registered for the 2018 Nugget Fringe Theater Festival!


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