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2019 MKE Fringe Festival Announces Dates, Submissions Open!

Fourth year event's theater, dance, visual arts and music submissions open to the public until March 5th.

By - Feb 25th, 2019 06:59 am
2019 MKE Fringe Festival

2019 MKE Fringe Festival

MILWAUKEE, WIS – The fourth annual Milwaukee Fringe Festival, presented by the Shepherd Express, will be taking place between Friday, August 23, 2019 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. The arts event will accept submissions from artists interested in participating through March 5, 2019 via the event’s official website.

The three-day event will provide venues for theater, dance and music performances, as well as art displays to give an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered while strengthening the fabric of Milwaukee’s arts community. This year’s event will take place at the Underground Collaborative on Friday, August 23 and Sunday, August 25 and The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, August 24.

The submission form is live on the festival’s website and will remain open until March 5, 2019. There is a standard submission fee of $25 in effect.

Dancers, actors and musicians are encouraged to submit performance proposals following a list of criteria, along with examples of past work. Visual artists are asked to submit proposals for projects or to display artwork, with photographic or video examples of past work. Submissions will be judged by members of arts organizations of each separate discipline, and accepted artists will be assigned to performance slots at one the festival’s three venues.

The event will feature free outdoor performances as well as ticketed indoor performances. The MKE Fringe Fest will focus on accessibility to the citizens of Milwaukee by offering free or inexpensive live performances in the center of the city. More information is available via mkefringe.com/submissions.

About The Milwaukee Fringe Festival

The Milwaukee Fringe Festival is presented under the direction of John Schneider (Marquette University, Shepherd Express), Matt Kemple (Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Underground Collaborative), Eric Engelbart, and Karen Raymond and Katie Rhyme (Dance Revolution Milwaukee). The festival is produced under Nice Plays, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization. This year’s event will be sponsored by local media hub the Shepherd Express.

The Milwaukee Fringe Festival- August 23, 24 and 25, 2019
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and The Underground Collaborative

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