2018 Hollywood Fringe Scholarship Program

Created in 2016, the Fringe Scholarships Program exists to expand and diversify the pool of artists producing work at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The inaugural program offered free registrations to five Hollywood Fringe productions, and the 2017 Fringe Scholarships program expanded thanks to a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.


We will award 10 scholarships for Festival 2018, each of which includes:

  • Free registration for one Hollywood Fringe production
  • A $550 stipend towards venue and production costs*
  • A Fringe mentor—an experienced Hollywood Fringe participant who can help guide the participant through the Fringe process, attend events with the participant and more!
* All venue booking and payment for this year’s program will be the responsibility (with the help of the stipend) of the recipient to provide more flexibility and venue options to the recipient. $550 covers the average of 3 performances at many Fringe venues.


Fringe Scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who self-identify as contributing to the ethnic, cultural, racial, age, mentally or physically disabled, sexual orientation, or gender identity diversity of the Fringe community.


A total of 10 Fringe Scholarships will be awarded after review by our scholarship committee, consisting of a jury of previous Fringe participants, scholarship winners and members of select outside organizations.

The committee will review applications and make selections considering the following:

  • Does the applicant meet the scholarship criteria?
  • How will the scholarship award benefit this producer/production?
  • Does this producer/production bring noteworthy and/or underrepresented thematic or visual content to the Hollywood Fringe Festival?
  • Who is the target audience(s) for this production, and will this expand the current Hollywood Fringe audience?

Applications will also be considered as a set, with the goal of awarding the most qualified group possible.

Applications are due November 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Fringe scholarships will be awarded in early January.

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Interested in becoming a mentor? Our mentor applications are available here.

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