Calling artists, producers, and venue operators!
Applications for grant funding are now open for you to present yourself during the Adelaide Fringe’s 60th year in 2020.
The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund assists Australian artists to make their unique presence known during the festival.
This is the first year that South Australian producers and venue operators can get their take as well.
Heather Croall, Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO, acknowledges that without the grant, South Australian talent would hurt the immense talent that pours out of the festival each year.
“We’re encouraging people with bold ideas to apply for grants and projects that align with our values of diversity and accessibility (which) will be looked upon favourably.”
The artist grants are split into two categories – Make It Happen, up to $4000, and Innovate, up to $10,000.
The Make It Happen grant provides financial assistance across categories – travel, marketing, and production – to cover the artists’ costs over the Fringe season.
The Innovate grants are made to support daring and new projects that will premiere at next year’s festival and will retain longetivity.
South Australian producers can apply for funding up to $10,000 to cover operating costs, office rent, marketing, and wage. SA-based Fringe venue operators can apply for funding $10,000 to improve accessibility or sustainability, upgrade infrastructure or technology or to cover marketing costs.
Since being established in 2014, the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund has delivered about $300,000 in grants.
Last year’s recipients included Adelaide-based independent theatre company Under the Microscope presenting 30,000 notes, which later received three 2019 BankSA Fringe Awards.
Applications for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund are open until 11.59pm (ACST) Wednesday, 17 June.
The 2020 Adelaide Fringe will run from 14 February to 15 March.