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Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Applications Now Open

BY Adelaide Fringe | 15-Jul-2016
Independent artists planning to present work in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe can now apply for financial assistance through the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund. This year, $40,000 in grants will be awarded to selected artists to support them in the presentation of their work in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. @adelaide_fringe #ADLfringe
Adelaide Fringe performers. Credit Kevin Godfrey.
Independent artists planning to present work in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe can now apply for financial assistance through the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.

This year, $40,000 in grants will be awarded to selected artists to support them in the presentation of their work in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said the organisation was very serious about its responsibility to foster new, exciting Australian talent.

“Artists at the Fringe are taking a risk and using their own funds to present a show – the Artist Fund grants can help reduce the pressure,” Ms Croall said.

“The Artist Fund helps artists to get their show up and running and it ensures our festival program includes daring and diverse contemporary work that surprises and wows audiences.”

Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund grants are open to individuals, groups and organisations and support may be sought for any costs associated with:

  • Travel, freight, living away allowance and accommodation
  • Artist fees or salaries for creative and technical personnel
  • Venue and equipment hire
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Costumes and materials
  • Adelaide Fringe Artist Registration
  • Administration

Recipient of a 2016 Artist Fund grant, Rebecca Pannell from SAYarts said: “Receiving the Artist Fund grant gave us a sense of self-value – it validated our belief that youth theatre is an important component of the creative life of Adelaide.”

“The fund covered our venue costs, which was a real relief. And most importantly it put us front and centre with the media, which was so important to get people to actually come through the doors to see what we – 20 refugees and 20 Australians – had to say about belonging and freedom,” Ms Pannell said.

Artists can apply for up to a maximum of $10,000 per project and applications will be assessed on their level of innovation, dare and risk, audience connection, marketing and promotion.

Applications are open from July 13 until Wednesday, September 7, at 5pm.

For more information, please visit adelaidefringe.com.au/adelaide-fringe-artist-fund or contact the Adelaide Fringe Artist & Venues team at artists@adelaidefringe.com.au or on 8100 2022.

The 2017 Adelaide Fringe will run from 17 February to 19 March.