Apply for an Artist or Venue Grant

The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund raises funds to support Artists and Venues presenting in the Adelaide Fringe program. We encourage bold ideas to take shape and support all forms of expression which enrich our festival offerings.

Before you begin make sure you read our Guide for Applicants. It includes handy resources like budget templates, a preview of the questions asked in the application form, the full assessment criteria and frequently asked questions.

There are three types of grants you can apply for:

  • Artist Grants (both Make It Happen and Innovation streams)
  • South Australian Producer Grants
  • Venue Grant

Please see below for more details.

Key Dates

Applications open, and will be accepted from 12:00pm ACST Friday 17 May 2019.

Applications are submitted online and must be completed by 11:59pm ACST Monday17 June 2019. (Please note: administration support will end at 5:00pm ACST) 

All applicants will be notified of assessment outcomes by 31st July 2019.

Applications will not be accepted by email or post.
No late applications will be accepted under any circumstances.

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Artist Grants

Artists will only need to do one application to apply to both or either of the funding streams available to them.

Both grants are available to:

  • An artist/collective currently living in Australia OR
  • An Australian artist/collective currently living overseas
Make it Happen

These grants provide practical financial assistance needed to 'Make it Happen'. Marketing, Travel, or Production streams are in place to support those costs in the presentation of your project.

Our ‘Make it Happen’ grants are available to new or existing projects applying for: 

  • Travel ($1,000 - $4,000) — The direct expenses related to travel for the presentation of your show/project/event at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020.
  • Marketing ($2,000 - $4,000) — To support the marketing and promotional cut through for your new or established show/performance or event. Assistance will fund branding, advertising and promotional activity specifically for Adelaide Fringe 2020.
  • Presentation (up to $2,000) — Supports the presentation of your project/event in the Adelaide Fringe 2020 program including artist fees and production costs
Innovate ($5,000 - $10,000)

The Innovate and Create Grant is a flexible grant which supports new projects that will premier in Adelaide during the Fringe season. Applications are encouraged in all art-forms and proposals which are ambitious in delivering daring and diverse contemporary art for new audiences will be looked upon favourably.

Our ‘Innovate’ grant is available to new works that:

  • Have never been performed publicly in Adelaide
  • Are in the early stages of project development (may have premiered with a limited workshop run elsewhere)
  • Includes new innovation, concepts, theatrical devices, technology or new ways in connecting with audiences
Assessment

Applications are assessed via our selection panel and Artist Fund Committee, and will take into consideration the demonstration of the following assessment criteria:

  1. Potential and impact of project including legacy (40%)
  2. Impact of funding on project (20%)
  3. Experience of artist team (20%)
  4. Audience and community engagement (20%)

South Australian Producer Grants (up to $10,000)

New to 2020, the South Australian Producer Grant is to assist producers with multiple events in Adelaide Fringe in the following areas:

  • Wages
  • PR/Marketing
  • Office space
  • Operation costs across their brand
Assessment

Applications are assessed via our selection panel and Artist Fund Committee, and will take into consideration the demonstration of the following assessment criteria:

  1. Potential and impact of project including legacy (40%)
  2. Impact of funding on project (20%)
  3. Experience of producer (20%)
  4. Audience and community engagement (20%)

Venue Grants (up to $10,000)

New to 2020, the Venue Grant is to assist South Australian based venue operators in providing suitable performance spaces for Adelaide Fringe artists and audiences.

The Venue Grant is available for:

  • Accessibilty e.g. to provide more Auslan interpreted events, build accessible ramps, hire climate control measures etc.
  • Marketing e.g. advertising, publicity etc.
  • Infrastructure e.g. hireage of lights, sound baffling, engineer assessments
  • Innovation e.g. creation of specialist venues to present works such as a dedicated dance space or queer cultural hub etc.
  • Sustainability e.g. installation of electronic billboards or app development to replace fliers and posters etc.
Assessment

Applications are assessed via our selection panel and Artist Fund Committee, and will take into consideration the demonstration of the following assessment criteria:

  1. Impact of funding for venue on artists, audiences and the surrounding communtity (40%)
  2. Experience of the venue team (40%)
  3. How unique or needed is the venue for Adelaide Fringe (20%)

Support

If you have any questions on the application process, please contact the Adelaide Fringe Artist and Venues team by email to artists@adelaidefringe.com.au or call +61 8 08 8100 2022.