Get Involved

Photos of people taking part in Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Why Take Part?

WAF is a fabulous opportunity to test new ideas, showcase your talent, attract new audiences, and open up arts spaces. You’ll also benefit from lots of support from us and other creatives. 

We support you with:  

Phots of various WAF events taking place

How To Take Part

WAF is an open access arts festival taking place 25 June - 11 July 2021 throughout the borough of Wandsworth. Anyone can get involved.  Here's how... 

1) Express your interest in taking part

Filling out an Expression of Interest form is a non-committal way of telling us your plans and letting us know if you need any help or advice. Please note - Expressions of Interest for WAF 2021 are now closed.

2) Find and secure a venue, or decide on a digital platform.

3) Register your event

Sign up to the WAF mailing list at the bottom of this page to hear about key dates and information. 

Photos of WAF events taking place in outside areas such as parks

FIND A VENUE

We are open to live projects in venues and outdoors in parks, community estates and the high street (subject to the current Government restrictions), as well as digital or hybrid projects for 2021.  Securing the right venue or digital platform is one of the most important decisions you will make.  

Have a look at our Venue Directory to get an idea of the venues available in Wandsworth for the festival. You will need to confirm a date and time directly with the venue. 

Using Outdoor Spaces

If you would like to use a park or green space you will need permission from Enable Event Management or Wandsworth Housing Department, depending on which site you are hoping to use. You may also need a Temporary Event Notice from Wandsworth Council.  

Please do not contact Enable Leisure and Culture directly, but email Lelia.Greci@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk in the first instance so we can guide you through this process. Make sure to tell us what park or green space you want to use as well as the size and nature of your event. Please note that charges normally apply.  

More Important Information

Registration

Before you can register you will need to create an account.

You will need to pay a registration fee of  £45  (or take advantage of our  £30 early bird offer).  Payment is made using Paypal. 

Registrations Open: Monday 8 February 2021

Early bird Deadline: Tuesday 16 February 2021

Highlights flyer deadline: Sunday 14 March 2021

Registrations close: Friday 23 April 2021

You must complete your listing text and upload your images to complete registration. 

Registration and payment deadline is midnight on Friday 23 April 2021. 

Your listing

To complete your listing, you must upload the following information through your My Fringe account:

  • Event title
  • Performer/artist name
  • Venue (please make sure your venue is confirmed before completing your listing)
  • Dates and times of your event
  • Short description of your event
  • At least one high resolution image 
  • Up to four website quality images

You must complete your listing before registration closes at midnight on Friday 23 April 2021.

Please Note: Due to environmental considerations and the uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions, we are not producing a full print brochure in 2021.  Instead, we are reducing our print to a highlights flyer, featuring selected events that will give a flavour of the festival, and encourage people to view the full programme online.  

More Important Information

FUNDING

Each year, the WAF Grant scheme awards up to £2000 to artists, to support the realisation of your artistic ideas.  

The WAF Grants applications closed at 10.00am on Friday 8 January 2021. They will reopen for WAF 2022 later in 2021. 

Visit our WAF Grants page for more information

If you are interested in applying for a WAF Grant in 2022 and would like to know more, contact Lelia Greci: 

Lelia.Greci@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk