WHAT IS A FRINGE FESTIVAL?

Since the inaugural fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, Fringe Festivals have proliferated in cities across the world. Initially designed to showcase experimental theatrical works, Fringe Festivals have expanded to include performances of every shape and size, in venues from large, traditional theaters, to apartments; from museums to bowling alleys; from rooftops to parks. Fringe Festivals worldwide have expanded well beyond theater and now include, all kinds of events—music, comedy, dance, art installations, lectures, workshops, and more. Performances are typically in shared venues with simple technical resources, thus emphasizing the content of the work being presented. We hope that during this Fringe Festival, members of the Colby Community will find ways to participate by seeing performances and lectures, playing Fringe Frisbee or Cornhole, making pop-up artworks, and imagining what else could be included in a Colby Fringe. Happy Fringe!

It’s edgy. Experimental. Collaborative. Innovative. And experiential.

 

 


ENTER THE 2nd ANNUAL VISUAL IDENTITY DESIGN COMPETITION FOR THE COLBY FRINGE FESTIVAL

 

 

In the spirit of creativity and the improvisational nature of a Fringe Festival, we’re announcing a campus-wide open call to students in the Colby community interested in creating a visual identity to capture the spirit of Colby’s Fringe Festival. The winner’s artwork will be used to represent this year’s Festival in print and on the web, with the potential to be used for Fringe Festivals in the years to come.

The sky’s the limit for your design! The term “visual identity” may be interpreted as a logo, event branding, or however you see fit. Your design can be INSPIRED by the Colby logo or seal and Colby’s colors. It can be a 3D sculpture. It can be a traditional 2D image. It can be anything you envision as representative of Colby, experimental art, innovation, and/or what “Fringe” means to you.

There are a few guidelines for successful designs: designs may not use the Colby logo wordmark or the Colby seal and designs may not infringe on someone else’s copyright. If the design incorporates a royalty free work that requires credit, this is permissible, but be sure to give credit. Entries are limited to current Colby students.

 

THE WINNER:

The winning design will be selected by a committee appointed by the Department of Theater and Dance. The winner will receive swag featuring YOUR Fringe logo plus unlimited bragging rights.

 

TO SUBMIT:  

Submissions may be an upload or link to a high resolution PDF, JPG, photo, video of your entry, or invitation to visit your work. (Don’t be intimidated by the technical specifications; as long as we look at the proposal, we can help make it meet the qualifications.) If you are having issues with the form or have questions, please contact Marjorie at marjorie.gallant@colby.edu.

 

DEADLINE:

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:59 P.M.

Contest winners acknowledge that Colby may publish their logo and name(s) and may use the winning logo in future Colby marketing and promotional materials. Contest winners agree to provide Colby a license to use the logo for purposes in support of Colby and its Department of Theater and Dance. Additionally, as part of its license, Colby may alter, modify or revise the logo as it deems necessary. Colby reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

 


DO YOU, YOUR ORGANIZATION, OR YOUR CLUB HAVE AN EVENT OR PERFORMANCE YOU WOULD LIKE INCLUDED IN COLBY FRINGE?

Cool! We’re excited that you’d like to join us! Fill out the form below to tell us a little bit about your event and we will be in touch with details about being part of the Festival.
Have questions? Email Lynda Chilton at lchilton@colby.edu or stop by Runnals 104A.