Festival 2016 News and Updates

Fringe Theatre Artist Update – All Categories Are Filled

Updated as of September 11/15

The 2016 call for theatre artists was very successful and we are now full. We have set aside six CAFF Touring Lottery spaces (noted as Held for CAFF) which will be filled when CAFF notifies us of the touring artists that have selected Saskatoon. Our call for theatre artists is based on a 30 company festival schedule using the following allocations: 7 Provincial, 7 National / 7 International and 9 slots as a mixed category.  We also have a KidsFringe theatre artist call which accepts up to 3 performance groups in any category.

In summary our theatre artist call as of Tuesday September 22nd, 2015 is:

Provincial: 7 Accepted / 3 on the wait list

National: 7 Accepted / 9 on the wait list

International:  6 Accepted / 1 CAFF touring lottery slot pending / 5 on the wait list

Mixed Category: 4 Accepted / 5 CAFF touring lottery slots pending

KidsFringe / Theatre For All Ages: 1 Accepted / 2 Open slots

PotashCorp Fringe Street Festival Vendor Update

Our registration process for vending at PotashCorp Fringe 2016 will be delayed until Thursday September 17th at 2pm CST ( new maps and policies are being developed ). The following are important changes to note:

  1. Food Vendors are placed into map locations ( by staff ) depending on vendor requirements.
  2. All other vendors can request locations based on the list of sold locations.
  3. Click here to view our 2016 map!

Sharing our 2015 Success!

The PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival paid audience grew by 12%!

We and the artists enjoyed record box offices ticket sales this year. Thank you theatre patrons!

Record Outdoor Attendance at the PotashCorp Fringe Street Festival

The street festival produced a record attendance that exceeded 52,000 over the 10 day event. We sold out all vending spaces for the first time in company history. When we add up the numbers over 200 unique vendors selling crafts, clothing, services, and food helped us attract our largest Street Festival audience in over a decade. Thanks Saskatoon!

A Special Thank You to Our Volunteers

Over 200 volunteers as a dedicated work force make this festival happen. They sell tickets, manage our theatre venues and support the Street Festival.

Thank You to Our Sponsors, Funders and Partners

A special thank you to PotashCorp as Title Sponsor and long term partner who has stewarded our achievements, successes and expanded community engagement across more then a decade.

Granting agencies are critical for our success and we wish to recognize the Saskatchewan Arts Board, The City of Saskatoon, The Department of Canadian Heritage, SaskCulture / Sask Lotteries, Business for the Arts, and the Saskatoon Foundation for supporting our festival.

The City of Saskatoon as a key partner in our festival infrastructure across many civic service departments. We could not do our festival with our your support. Thank you!

Loraas Recycling helped us manage the delicate balance between waste management and purposeful recycling – thanks!

The Broadway Business Improvement District and the businesses on Broadway who welcome us annually. Thank you BBID as a strategic partner in our success.

Theatre Artist Applications ( we are currently wait listing all categories)

Applications for Indoor Theatre 

Reminder we are a first come, first served festival, not a lottery.

Applications for 2016 Vendors

Vendor registration will be open after 2pm on Thursday, Sept 17th.

Parking Restrictions during the festival

The City of Saskatoon puts in place Resident Parking Permit requirements for the blocks surrounding Broadway during festival hours. If you have any questions/ concerns about this, please contact the city’s parking services. The PotashCorp Fringe does not / cannot issue these permits for your household and does not deal with ticketing of this area in any way.

Please note, the west side of Dufferin Avenue (behind Victoria school) is reserved for handicap parking only during the festival.


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