Fringe: Open Entry Performance Registration Open![Deadline 5/13]

March 19, 2019

gekidan shiyouyo “Puff” Photo: Tomoko Wakita
gekidan shiyouyo “Puff” Photo: Tomoko Wakita

Registration Now Open! Any genre welcome, no screening or preconditions!

Kyoto Experiment Fringe: Open Entry Performance presents a line up of work at the same time as the main festival in Kyoto (period: 2019.10.1-27). There is no screening process or preconditions for presenting and work is accepted regardless of genre. Information about all submitted works will be disseminated via our website and publications!

In previous years a wide-ranging line up of theater, dance, performance, juggling, mime, music, screenings and exhibitions has brought together artists from all over Japan and even overseas, creating diverse encounters in Kyoto each autumn.

We look forward to meeting new audiences and joining together with artists and companies seeking to expand their network.

Last year's Fringe: Open Entry Performance 2018 Line Up


Participation Conditions

・ The work must be presented between October 1st (Mon) and 27th (Sun), 2019.

・ The work must be presented at a venue in Kyoto Prefecture (upon registration, use of the venue [or a provisional reservation] must be completed, or in the case of using a space that is not a typical performance space, permission must be obtained from the owner or manager of that space).

・ There is no registration fee and there is no screening of the work submitted.

・ The genre of the submitted work is not questioned (past examples: theater, dance, performance, live music, exhibition, screenings, juggling etc.)

・ Works that are not open to the general public (student only, membership only, age restrictions, etc) cannot take part.

* The artist or company must respond in good faith to any problems or inquiries that result from the announcement of the presentation of their work. Kyoto Experiment does not take any responsibility. In addition, please note Kyoto Experiment does not offer any financial support or cooperation in terms of managing the work that is to be presented.
* The organiser of the work be presented must ensure to submit any necessary applications / notifications to the appropriate government office. Please note that there may be cases where works are excluded from "Fringe: Open Entry Performance" if there is a cancellation recommendation from a government office or something is not permitted by laws and regulations.


Participation Benefits

· Kyoto Experiment 2019 public relations cooperation
The below information will be posted on the festival website and publications produced by the festival. (The quantity of information published may vary according to the type of media)
... Basic information about the performance (Japanese / English)
... Work introduction text
... Artist / Company Profile
... 1 Photo

・ Kyoto Experiment 2019 Official Program Discount Tickets

・ The following information can be printed on artist / company flyers, website, PR materials, day programs etc.
... KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2019 logo
... [Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2019 Fringe "Open Entry Performance"]


How to Register

Registration Form Here


Deadline for Registration

13th May 2019 (Mon)
* After registration, we will send a short contract to be signed with the festival office, at which point participation will be confirmed.


Venue Introductions

If you are looking for a place to present your work, please contact the festival office for introductions.

◎Cafe Figaro
Connecting the local to the theater. This is an intimate space in which audiences can enjoy a cup of delicious coffee while watching performances.
Neokōpo Rakuhoku 1F, Tanaka Kamiokubocho 13-2, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Directly connected to Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Station. A well-established club in Kyoto supported by artists of various genres.
Ebisu Bldg. B1F, 82 Simodutsumi-cho, Kawabata, Marutamachisagaru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Music, dance and performances take place every night. Food here is also excellent!
New Kyoto Bldg. 3F, Sanjosagaru, Kiyamachi, Chukyo-ku, Kyoto

◎Kyoto City Higashiyama Youth Activity Center, Creative Activity Room
Supports the creation and dissemination of the work and activities of many young people in Kyoto.
Higashiyamaku Sōgō Chōsha Kitadate 2F, Shimizu 5-130-6, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

※ There are a number of conditions for using these venues. If you are considering using one of these venues please consult the Kyoto Experiment office first.

[To Venue Owners and Managers]
Please contact the secretariat if you have a space and wish to cooperate with "Fringe: Open Entry Performance" by introducing it here on our website.



Kyoto Experiment Office
6F, 7 Hase Bldg. 229-2 Shoshoi-cho, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-0862 JAPAN
TEL 075-213-5839 (Weekdays 11:00-17:00)

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