Apply for the Fringe
Deptford X Festival will return in September 2022!
Deptford X Fringe celebrates and promotes the area’s art scene. It is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a wider public and participate in an established event. The Fringe is primarily aimed at artists who are active in our local borough of Lewisham. Contributions are welcome from visual artists of any and every kind: amateurs or professionals, trained or untrained, emerging or established.
Placing art in unexpected places and everyday situations is central to the work of Deptford X. In the past festival artists have presented their work in shop windows, libraries, roundabouts, public walls and squares, railway arches, pubs, cafes, churches, community centres, railway stations, rooftops, bin lorries, billboards, restaurants, cinemas, cellars… the list is almost endless. This year however, we encourage you to be creative and focus your efforts on outdoor spaces/places or venues where your work can be experienced from outside.
We particularly welcome participation by artists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and by artists with disabilities. These groups have historically been under-represented in the Fringe.
Deptford X also welcomes the “amateur” artist, students, community groups too, the festival is open to anyone who wishes to use us as a creative outlet!
Registration for next year’s festival will open around March 2022 – there will bursaries available for community groups and local artists to support your participation in the festival.
Once registration opens, we will be hosting Fringe Socials, these are opportunities to meet with the festival organsisers, to ask questions and recieve information/help on how to apply or plan your fringe project.