We are thrilled to announce the return of the Fringe Scholarships 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 has since expanded to include 13 scholarships with free registration and a $550 stipend towards production costs.
Fringe Scholarships will be awarded to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who contribute to the ethnic, cultural, racial, mentally or physically disabled, or LGBTQ+ diversity of the Fringe community.
Want to learn more? We have a Fringe Scholarship informational session on Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Ruby Theatre at the Complex. During this panel, past scholarship winners, our committee members and Fringe staff will dive into the scholarship application process, what the winners are required to do, and answer all your questions, live! If you cannot attend, this session will be recorded and posted to FringeTV.
Our Scholarship winners have gone on to win awards such as: Best Solo Performance 2019: Mr. Yunioshi, Short & Sweet Award 2017: Chatter, O-Face Award for Orgasmic Achievement (Most Orgasmic Performance): Yozmit Walker – Do You: Migration of the Monarchs). They’ve gone on to extended runs at various Fringe venues, a run Off-Broadway at the SOHO Playhouse, Second City, and the steps of the California State Capitol Building.
“The program helped my artistic vision blossom. I have grown as an artist and a leader.”
- Jennifer Linares, from El Hood de MacPuerco, 2019 Scholarship Winner
“This scholarship allowed us to produce the show for a Los Angeles audience, where we were scouted for the Fringe Encore series at the Soho Playhouse in NYC. Without this scholarship, we would not be going Off-Broadway!"
- Callie Prendiville, from Blamed: An Established Fiction, 2017 Scholarship Winner
Visit the Fringe Scholarships page to view the application, full requirements and prize details. The deadline is January 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel may benefit from the program!
Questions? Send them to us at [email protected].
The Hollywood Fringe Festival Team