Applications will open September 20th, 2021

ROGUE 2022 PERFORMER APPLICATION INFO:

APPLICATION LINK   (Apps go live on September 20, 2021). 

If you are applying to the Rogue Festival for 2022, here is the outline of what you need to know to get the process done.

The PROCESS:

  • There will be separate lotteries for Indoor Mainstage division, Gallery division, and Outdoor Cabaret division. Applicants may apply only once for one division, so please choose your venue division carefully. See below for more information on Venue Divisions.
  • Indoor Mainstage and Cabaret division lotteries will be split 50/50 for Out of Town and In-Town (Fresno and contiguous counties) applicants. Gallery will be a general lottery.
  • A waitlist for each division will be maintained for any remaining or forfeited slots.
  • Applications will be received online from September 20, 2021 to October 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST will be entered into the lottery for their division.
  • After the application period closes, the applications will be divided by Venue Division and given an assigned number.
  • Application numbers for each division will be by lottery system. 
  • Lottery will be drawn on October 17th for performers and a waitlist. 
  • Venue fees and full show information are due November 16th or the slot will be released to the waitlist. No exceptions.

Application Fee: $35.00 due upon application.

We use the PayPal credit card processor, but you do not need to open a PayPal account to pay. You may request an electronic invoice by emailing roguefestival.heather@gmail.com. 

Application Period: Applications will open on September 20th, 2021 and close on October 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  

Application links: Application links will be available on our website and pinned to the top of our Facebook and Twitter feeds on September 20th. 

Options for local acts who do not make it through the lottery:

Rogue Artist Underground. LINK TO INFORMATION

Rogue Off-Rogue Venues. Information will be forthcoming. 

NOTABLE DATES:

Application window: September 20th, 2021 and close on October 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Lottery Drawn: October 17th

Winners and Waitlisters notified: October 18th & 19th

Venue Payments Due: November 16th. 

Performer Show info/image due: November 16th.

Festival: Friday, March 4 to Saturday, March 12, 2022

Ticket Sales Payout: Checks issued by April 15th.

Public Health Notes: Guidelines around public health will be decided more firmly closer to the dates. Some possibilities include: Masks required for audiences indoors, and vaccine or negative testing status may be considered for audiences in indoor venues. Outdoor venues will still likely encourage masking for the audiences. All venues will have enhanced levels of cleaning and sterilizing of mics and surfaces and will provide hand sanitizer for our performers and audiences. 

VENUE DIVISION INFORMATION

Please read this information carefully to best choose your Venue Division for the lottery. 

Indoor Mainstage (2 venues): Intimate, blackbox style spaces in performing arts businesses (a recital studio and dance school). Ideal for small plays with few props/furnishings and small casts, storytelling, one-two person shows with some tech, small group dance shows, physical performance, etc.)

  • 5 Shows
  • Seats 70 people
  • Can charge up to $12 per seat.
  • Basic light and sound tech:
    • Lighting: a general wash and one special
    • Sound: Basic CD or audio input for sound cues.
  • One staff technician
  • Venue fee: $500
  • Show time limit: 60 minutes max. (15 minute set up and tear down)

 

Gallery: A small art gallery space. Ideal for small shows in development, one person shows needing little space, storytelling, readings, solo acoustic musicians.

  • 4 Shows
  • Seats 35.
  • Can charge up to $8 per seat.
  • No technical lighting or sound. Only general room lighting, a mic and PA available in each.
  • No technician to run equipment. Venue Manager to oversee space and ticketing.
  • Venue fee: $200
  • Show time limit: 60 minutes max. (15 minute set up and tear down)

 

Cafe Plus: Cabaret-style outdoor patio space behind a popular bar/restaurant. Ideal for stand-up comedy, solo storytelling, or music. There will be ambient noise and a lot of foot traffic. 

  • 4 Shows
  • Seats 70.
  • Can charge up to $8 per seat.
  • No technical lighting or sound. Only general area lighting, a mic and PA available in each.
  • No technician to run equipment.
  • Venue fee: $250
  • Show time limit: 60 minutes max. (15 minute set up and tear down)

 

Each venue has an assigned venue manager to help organize front of house volunteers and basic on site needs. Any additional technical equipment, set pieces, theatrical gear needed is the responsibility of the act’s producer and not the responsibility of Rogue Festival.  Each show must be able to be set up, taken down, and reset within 15 minutes maximum.

Assigning artists a venue and time slots: After the lottery, shows will be assigned a venue and time slots based on their show description and any additional information or needs listed on the application. Please be thorough regarding your preferences and needs. We cannot guarantee a perfect match, but we will endeavor to take your needs as they are listed on the application into account. 

As always, Rogue Festival artists receive 100% of their ticket sales online and at the door (after any ticketing fees).   

OFF-ROGUE VENUE AND ARTIST UNDERGROUND OPPORTUNITIES. Click Here. 

 

Questions? Problems? Gripes or Moans? Contact Co-Producer Heather at roguefestival.heather@gmail.com.

 

Thanks!

Your Rogue Producers,

Heather Parish (Administration)

Amber Strid (Operations)