Take Part in WAF2024

4th September 2023

Expressions of Interest for next year’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe (7 - 23 June 2024) are now open, and we’re calling out for artists, performers and makers of magical experiences to get involved.

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.

Plus, Wandsworth's going for #LondonBoroughofCulture2025 so we really want to showcase the fantastic creativity of our borough with our most exciting programme yet.

Whatever kind of creative practitioner you are, if you want to try out new work, connect with creative networks and be part of something that thrills, moves and inspires audiences from across London and beyond, WAF wants you!

Need support? WAF offers up to £2,000 per project annually via WAF Grants, to support projects that meaningfully engage with our communities and meet our strategic aims. (Applications for WAF Grants are now OPEN until Fri 27 October, 12pm.) 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.

Find out more about taking part in WAF2024

Fill out an Expression of Interest form

Read our WAF Grants guidelines and apply

Key dates: 

  • Expressions of interest open (artists, practitioners and venues): Mon 4 September 2023
  • WAF Grants open: Mon 4 September 2023
  • WAF Grants close: Fri 27 October 2023, 12pm
  • Wandsworth Grant Fund closes: Mon 4 December 2023
  • Registration opens: Wed 6 December 2023
  • Expressions of interest close: Thu 14 December 2023
  • Early bird registration closes: Thu 11 January 2024, 5pm
  • Final registration and copy deadline: Fri 16 February 2024, 5pm
  • WAF festival dates: Fri 7 to Sun 23 June 2024

How to take part: 

STEP 1:  Fill in an Expression of Interest form. 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. www.wandsworthartsfringe.com/expressions-of-interest

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. www.wandsworthfringe.com/get-involved/venue-list

STEP 3:  Pay to register your event by Fri 16 February 2024, 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 Thu 11 January 2024, 5pm.

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 16 February 2024, 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