New Orlando Fringe program offers rising arts companies chance to produce shows downtown

Applications for The Collective program open through April 21

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Fringe’s new downtown space is launching its own program aimed at helping art companies and organizations grow.

The 18-month incubator program, The Collective, supports emerging artists in producing two full-run shows at the year-round Fringe ArtSpace. The shows workshopped in the program with other Collective members will be introduced in the spring 2024 season.

“We are able to offer programming throughout the year and really like amplify artists’ voices and give them a space to work and produce and learn and teach each other,” Genevieve Bernard, program manager at the Orlando Fringe Festival, said in a previous interview with News 6.

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Anthony Omen Cabrera poses with a Fringe ArtSpace playbill. (Kirk Moore)

Each Collective recipient will get $20,000 to produce their shows and attend sessions, in addition to over $35,000 sponsored by the Downtown Development Board.

Orlando Fringe will conduct a round of in-person interviews with finalist candidates and select three companies or organizations for the inaugural cohort.

The winners will be announced in May.

Those interested can apply for the Orlando Fringe incubator program through April 21 here.

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