The Hollywood Fringe Festival (HFF) has expanded the Fringe Scholarships program.
The Fringe Scholarships program was created in 2006 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. It has expanded to include 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, intellectually or physically disabled, or LGBTQ+ diversity of the Fringe community.
This year Hollywood Fringe will award 15 awards. The 2020 winners will also roll over their award to this year, making space for a very full and supportive scholarship cohort.
There are a few additional requirements to accommodate COVID-19 challenges:
1. Applicants (and their production crew/actors) must reside in Los Angeles county.
2. Produce a minimum of one livestream event filmed at a Hollywood Fringe venue
The committee will review applications and make selections considering the following criteria:
- Does the applicant meet the scholarship guidelines?
- How will the scholarship award benefit this producer/production?
- Does this producer/production bring unique artistic experience and/or underrepresented thematic or visual content to the Hollywood Fringe Festival?
On Wednesday, April 14 from 7-9PM, there will be a Fringe Scholarships informational panel where past scholarship winners, committee members and Fringe staff will go over the scholarship application process, what the winners are required to do, and answer all any questions. If you cannot attend, a recording of this session will be available on Facebook through the application process. Or, if you want to learn more before then, look at the 2019 informational panel video below.
Scholarship Application deadline has been EXTENDED!
The NEW deadline is May 3, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
According to Hollywood Fringe:
“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”