The Basement is pleased to invite submissions from independent companies and practitioners to be part of The Basement Fringe Festival Programme 2015.
To be considered, please read the information below and then fill in the submission form that can be found by visiting the link provided.
Please bring your shows to The Basement next year, we’d love to have you. The Basement has been the hub of the Fringe for the past 5 years and we are greedy for the best work. Give it!
The Basement is pleased to invite submissions from independent companies and practitioners to be part of The Basement Fringe Festival Programme 2015. The Basement is planning a curated programme as part of the Auckland Fringe 2015 - so get your applications ready if you want to be part of the programme.
We are looking for a wide variety of work to be presented at The Basement during the Fringe including spoken word / poetry / film / theatre /dance/ burlesque / music / performance installations / visual arts / genres not invented yet.
The Deadline for Basement proposals is Monday 1st September at 6pm. We will then come back to you by the 20th September to let you know if you have been accepted and to offer you a time slot.
The Venue: The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists. We collaborate with an artistic mixtape of theatre makers, dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everyone in between. We are a safe place to be experimental, brave and innovative. We provide an affordable independent venue for hire for local talent and fresh work.
Submission Criteria: - We are calling for fringy works from 45mins to 1hr in length - We will be programming Wednesday 11 February - Sunday 1 March, 2015 THE COST: For the 2015 Fringe Festival The Basement will be operating under a Risk Share Model. The Basement will receive a percentage of the gross box office receipts in lieu of venue rental. While the exact percentage will be determined by programming it will not exceed 40%. This percentage will cover the following expenses
Main Theatre & Upstairs At the Basement: - Rostra & seating - Lighting and Sound equipment - Technical support for your pack in and out of the venue - Hire which covers rent, power & water - Bar staff available for the duration of your show - Box office staff for the duration of your show - Your season publicized through entertainment listings and The Basement website - Your event featured in The Basement's Mail out to database - An Operator for your season - A Stage Manager for your season - Presence in The Basement Fringe Brochure
Things to Think About: The technical requirements of your show – you will most likely only have a matter of a few hours to pack in your show and tech in the venue – there will be NO rehearsal time in the venue so your show needs to be performance ready by the time you get into The Basement. We will be running several shows each night and you may only have 20 minutes or less to pack your set in and out for each performance. Storage – with many companies using the space at once we will be very limited for storage space for your set/props etc. You will need to register for the fringe through . They open for submissions on 27th August
Key Auckland Fringe Dates: - Basement submissions open: Friday 1st August 2014 - Basement submissions due: Monday 1st September 2014 at 6pm - Fringe registrations close: End of September 2014 (approximately) - Auckland Fringe: 11 February – 1 March 2015
Enquiries and submissions to: email@example.com
Please remember we have limited slots available (20-25) to offer practitioners and unfortunately will not be able to programme all the submissions we receive. Thank you for your continued support and interest in The Basement.