The theme for the festival this year is Creative Disruption. Playful Protest. Joyful Abandon.

2012 will mark a very special 18th birthday celebration for the festival.  Far from taking on the responsibilities of adulthood with sobriety and meek submission, our 18th birthday will see us dreaming big, living large and losing the keys to this glorious city of Dublin. We want to play, we want to fight, we want to cry, we want to lose it all and find it again. We want to make dark and thrilling discoveries and think about a brighter future.  We want to define ourselves as something other than what has come before us. We want to experience the exquisite pain of growing up in a joyous celebration, with the city as our mise-en-scène.  While we look back at 18 years of ground-breaking theatre, dance, music, comedy, spectacle, visual, live and public art we will also look forward; as always, to the shock of the new and the thrill of the next, reinforcing our place as the enfant terrible of the Irish performing arts scene.  To do this we need you.

We invite proposals from artists working in all artforms who  are ambitious, innovative and rigorous,  invigorating the contemporary experience of people living and visiting Dublin, particularly those that engage with the themes outlined above.  ABSOLUT Fringe is a curated festival and proposals from artists wishing to be programmed should be made via our online application system.

Be brave. Be bold. Be with us.


Download and read the ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 Bible before applying.

Click HERE to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE – You must fill in and submit the form in one go. We advise you to read the entire form first, print it out if necessary, and compose your responses in advance of filling the form in. Once you have submitted your application you will see a Thank You message. This is the ONLY receipt you will get until you submit your supporting docs.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th March 2012 at 6pm. You will also need to email supporting documents to by Friday 23rd March 2012. Applications with no supporting documents are considered incomplete.

We will host a Pre-Application workshop on Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 6pm to answer all of your questions about the festival, how to apply, what we’re looking for and anything else we or you can think of.


ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 Bible

ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 Updated List of Sample Venues

Sample Production Budget 2012

Sample Self Present Contract 2012