Call out for creatives: Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2023

21st September 2022
Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back from Fri 9 - Sun 25 June 2023.

Expressions of interest and applications for WAF Grants of up to £2,000 per project are open now.

Every Summer, WAF brings together hundreds of creatives in a bold and boundary pushing annual line-up of cutting-edge theatre and dance, brand new music, exhibitions, comedy, performance art, outdoor extravaganzas and everything in between, taking place across the borough of Wandsworth.

A testing ground for bold, experimental work, WAF is a proudly inclusive festival gathering artists from the width and breadth of the UK, from across globe, and from down the street.

WAF’s calling out for established and emerging artists who want to get involved in June 2023. If you want to try out new work, connect with creative networks and be part of something that thrills and inspires audiences from across London and beyond, WAF wants you.

WAF offers up to £2,000 per project annually via the WAF Grants scheme, to help you make your WAF project happen – plus the Wandsworth Grant Fund supports arts and culture projects in the borough with awards of up to £10,000.

WAF also offers 50% off registration fees for artists under 26 or for artist collectives with over half of their members aged under 26.

Express your interest | Apply for a WAF Grant | Find out more about taking part

Key dates

  • Expressions of interest open (artists, practitioners and venues): Wed 21 September 2022
  • WAF Grants open: Wed 21 September 2022
  • Wandsworth Grant Fund closes: Mon 7 November 2022
  • WAF Grants close: Mon 14 November 2022, 10am
  • Registration opens: Wed 7 December 2022
  • Expressions of interest close: Wed 14 December 2022
  • Early bird registration closes: Wed 11 January 2023, 10am
  • Final registration and copy deadline: Fri 17 February 2023, 5pm
  • WAF festival dates: Fri 9 to Sun 25 June 2023

How to take part

STEP 1:  Expression of interest. Get in touch, talk to us, let us know your ideas so we can help put you in touch with venues/locations/funding opportunities to make your WAF event happen. At this stage you are not committed to be part of WAF, we just want to chat and hear your thoughts.

STEP 2:  Find and secure a venue or choose a digital platform. If your event is live, you will need to confirm a date and time directly with the venue. If you need some help finding a venue, let us know as soon as possible. 

STEP 3:  Pay to register your event by Fri 17 February 2023, 5pm. You must register your event/activity online to be part of WAF. As part of the registration process you will be asked to provide date, time, location and pay the fee via My Fringe. You can take advantage of our Early Bird offers until Wed 11 January 2023, 10am.

STEP 3:  Make sure you upload all the details of your event(s) including a short copy description, image(s), ticket prices, and accessibility measures. The deadline is Fri 17 February 2023, 5pm.

WAF Creatives Sessions

We hold a series of WAF learning sessions for artists and contributors in the lead up to the registration deadline and festival dates. These are a great opportunity for you to meet the WAF team and get the most out of taking part: WAF Creatives Sessions