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Prague Fringe Reimagined takes place from 24th - 28th November 2020
See application information below.
The 20th Prague Fringe will take place from 28th May - 5th June 2021
We will open applications before the end of 2020.
Prague Fringe Reimagined - Application Information
What is Prague Fringe Reimagined?
Prague Fringe Reimagined: sharing the best of new Czech theatre with the world
In 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic it was not possible to present the 19th edition of the festival in the usual way*. We created a smaller digital festival ‘Prague Fringe Online’ and rescheduled the live festival event to the Autumn. We have adapted our format to create ‘Prague Fringe Reimagined’. A festival of Czech theatre, streamed live to international Fringe audiences around the world. Instead of bringing the world to Prague, we will instead be sharing the Czech Republic with the rest of the world.
From Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th November we will present between 5 - 10 of the best new productions the Czech Republic has to offer in a venue in the centre of Prague. The performances will be filmed and streamed live in high quality and will be viewable via our website, and projected in venues around the world.
* Prague Fringe is the Czech Republic’s international festival of English language theatre. Ordinarily it takes place for nine days every May in various venues in Malá Strana and has a programme of around 50 international productions and 250 performances.
Key dates in the application process
Monday 21st September - Open call launch, applications open
Monday 5th October - Applications close
By Friday 16th October - Offers and contracts issued
Friday 23rd October - Contracts signed and returned
Tuesday 24th November - Saturday 28th November - Prague Fringe Reimagined
By Friday 18th December - Payment of artist fees
Who can apply?
Professional theatre makers who have Czech nationality.
(In cases where the nationality of the theatre company members is mixed, the majority of members must be of Czech nationality, and the show origin must be the Czech Republic.)
What are we looking for?
Work created in the Czech Republic by Czech theatre makers
Theatre in Czech or English (with subtitles or ability to add them) or non-verbal/without language.
New work, e.g. created in the past 2 years and/or performed less than 10 times (or ‘old’ existing work with new elements - e.g. post show discussion/webinar/interactive elements etc.)
Work which is flexible in terms of venue and technical resources - e.g. could be performed in any space and with minimal technical equipment.
Work which explores socio-political themes and challenging subject matter (eg LGBTQ, equality, immigration etc)
Work that might appeal to our international audience
How it works - applications, finances etc
Submitting an application:
All applications must be submitted electronically via our online event management site Eventotron.com
Users must first create an account, then scroll down the Festivals page for the ‘Prague Fringe Reimagined’ festival section and click the APPLY button, then select the option ‘I’m creating a new event’.
*Handy hint: Eventotron stores your event information so it can be used again for applying for other international festivals in the future.
The selection process:
All applications will be considered by our independent programming committee made up of Czech and international theatre professionals. Not all members of the committee are Czech-speakers so the application process is conducted in English.
Offers and contracts:
By Friday 16th October offers and contracts will be issued to all successful applicants. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.
Each show will be offered between 1- 5 performances, on specific dates. Performance times will be finalised closer to the event.
Each successful show will be offered a fee per performance. Performance fees are supported by a grant from the Ministry of Culture so payments must either be made via invoice (from an s.r.o., z.s., or other non-profit organisation, or OSVČ entrepreneurs), or via a ‘smlouva o dílo’/ ‘licenční smlouva’
Theatre companies will have until Friday 23rd October to accept the offer and return a signed contract in order to secure the performance slot. Offers are final and non-negotiable, the contract must be signed by the deadline or the offer will be cancelled.
Performance fees will be paid via bank transfer after the festival (on receipt of an invoice or signed smlouva) by 18th December.
If tickets are sold for any shows, the income will be retained by Prague Fringe festival to cover operational costs.
Online application form
How To Apply
1) Carefully read the application information above
2) Go to www.eventotron.com and Register with your email address
3) Once logged in, go to Festivals and click on 'Prague Fringe Reimagined'
4) Click the APPLY button, then select the option ‘I’m creating a new event’
5) Follow the instructions in the application form.