Experience Opportunity

Get involved in Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Callout for artists, makers and performers! Expressions of Interest and applications for WAF Grant funding are open now to be part of next summer’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe festival, from 7-23 June.

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.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe is a proudly inclusive, open-access festival. We pride ourselves on being a testing ground for bold, experimental work, and we’re looking for professional and emerging artists who want to present their work to new audiences.

Plus, Wandsworth's going for London Borough of Culture 2025 so we really want to showcase the fantastic creative home we live, work and play in with our most exciting, diverse programme yet.

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

Express your interest online by 5pm on Thu 14 Dec 2023, or find out more about taking part via our website.

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. You don’t need to have a clear idea of what you’d like to do, and we won’t hold it against you if your project does not come to fruition for any reason!

Need support? WAF offers up to £2,000 per project via our WAF Grants scheme to help fund project ideas that meet our strategic aims, plus the Wandsworth Grant Fund supports arts and culture projects taking place 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.


Expressions of interest and Grants open: Now!

WAF Grants close: Fri 27 October 2023, 5pm

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

We welcome WAF performers/makers of all ages, but Grants applicants must be over 18