Melbourne Fringe Festival applications set to open for 2017

Melbourne Fringe Festival is set for its return in 2017, with artist applications opening in April. 

Artists from all disciplines are invited to participate in this year's festival, which is renowned for its sprawling open-access program. 
"The world needs artists to express themselves now more than ever," says Simon Abrahams, Creative Director and CEO of Melbourne Fringe. "I know they have big things to say. Whether it's deeply political acts or moments of wild escapism, I know the artists of Melbourne Fringe will create an extraordinary collection of acts.  I can't wait to see what they bring." 
This year, there's three ways to take part. Be part of the Fringe Hub by applying to present a work, be part of an established venue and join a Fringe program, or go the DIY show and BYO venue route.  
Pictured: Fringe Furniture 

Applications open Monday April 10 and close Monday May 29. Melbourne Fringe Festival runs from September 14 - October 1.