Our Arts Industry Collaborations

Our Arts Industry Collaborations

The Adelaide Fringe Arts Industry Collaborations will provide ongoing support to artists through residencies, space rentals, grants, workshops and more. By combining resources, Adelaide Fringe will assist in nurturing and creating connectivity between organisations while supporting a future of sustainable careers in the arts. Our Arts Industry Collaborations are possible thanks to generous support from James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.

ActNow Theatre

ActNow Theatre is a South Australian theatre company that tailors socially conscious performance projects. We strive to create and champion the work of traditionally underrepresented artistic communities; embed artists in organisations outside the sector; present work in theatres, schools, workplaces, healthcare settings and community spaces; support career development for diverse artists; contribute to methodologies of CACD and artistic social practice; and develop stories through theatre, games, screen and emergent art forms.

We see our work as empowering communities through art, and our audiences as the catalyst for social change. Our projects have been critically acclaimed, commended in South Australian Parliament, and highly praised by audiences, participants and community organisations.

Adelaide Youth Orchestras

Celebrating 21 years, Adelaide Youth Orchestras provides world class development programs and career pathways for South Australia’s brightest young musicians. With players as young as eight presenting an exhilarating
program of concerts for diverse audiences across the state, Adelaide Youth Orchestras delivers professional orchestral training in an inclusive and creative environment and is essential to Adelaide’s role as a UNESCO City of Music. Through music we aim to foster life skills including leadership, discipline, collaboration and fun. When our young musicians experience the intensity and delight of performing orchestral music together, their lives change forever.

Australian Dance Theatre

Australian Dance Theatre has been creating exceptional contemporary dance and touring it to wide acclaim nationally and internationally since its inception.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For over 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Dance Theatre is at the forefront of Australian contemporary dance, committed to creating dance works of the highest standard that are intellectually and artistically compelling.


Carclew is South Australia’s largest multi-art form and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for children, for young people, and for emerging creatives establishing their careers. Since 1972, Carclew has been delivering an ever-evolving range of programs and experiences that transform young lives through creativity. We work with arts and non-arts partners and prioritise youth led outcomes that reimagine a courageous future.

With a national reputation for delivering programs that empower and upskill young creatives, our programs consistently achieve high quality outcomes, strong collaborations and value for money. We innovate to be relevant and to remain contemporary.

Sharehouse and the Emerging Creative Producers program is the latest in Carclew’s suite of early career programs.

George Street Studios

George Street Studio is an established studio situated within the creative and social city-fringe suburb of Thebarton and is a dynamic, creative and progressive work environment. The strength of George Street Studio members is their collective knowledge, experience, and facilities that can assist emerging artists to manifest their vision with access to specialised space, machinery and technical skills. Through longterm and sustainable practices, the studio members have an advanced understanding of technical process, materials and suppliers required to advance most artistic visions and projects.

Patch Theatre

Patch Theatre has been making professional theatre for 4–10 year old children and their families in South Australia, since 1972. Patch have produced 112 unique works and performed to over 1.85 million children around the world. This equates to over 40,000 children each year accessing inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences. In addition to theatrical works, Patch develop interactive design led, immersive installations in non-traditional theatre spaces for the whole family. After premiering new works in Adelaide, Patch tours extensively in regional South Australia and nationally having performed in over 90 towns and cities around Australia and completed over 30 tours internationally.

The Mill

The Mill is South Australia’s leading multidisciplinary arts organisation. It achieves its vision by fostering the interconnection between creatives and audiences through programming and presentation. It enables creative and artistic works of social, cultural, and economic value for the benefit of the wider community.

The Mill's rich, year-round program provides artists with the necessary physical space to work on their practice, alongside diverse public events, performances and exhibitions, and development opportunities.

Aboriginal Family Support Services

Aboriginal Family Support Services Ltd (AFSS) is a lead Aboriginal child protection agency in South Australia and plays a pivotal role in the care and protection of Aboriginal children and young people who come into contact with the child protection system. AFSS works hard to keep families together and helps to build the capacity of families to grow up strong, healthy children and young people. AFSS broad range of services and programs aim to equip Aboriginal families with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate life’s challenges. These include family based foster care, Aboriginal Kinship Care, Child Protection Reform, Cultural Officers, Community Safety and Wellbeing, family violence, youth work and gazetted functions under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.


Vitalstatistix (Vitals) is a vibrant home on the Port River, Yerta Bulti, for transformative contemporary art and progressive community life.

We are based on Kaurna Country in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Our home is the Waterside Workers Hall, a heritage-listed building on the Port River. We were founded in 1984 by Margie Fischer, Ollie Black and Roxxy Bent – a radical and ambitious act by three women determined to make a difference to the opportunities for and workplace experiences of women artists in Australia. This radical determination still lies at the heart of Vitals.

We champion Australian artists who are creating new, multidisciplinary art and progressive public dialogue. We value diversity, experimentation, public engagement and works that have something to say about the world now. And we aim to provide an innovative site for important ideas and outstanding arts experiences.

Vitals offers year-round public programs of performance, residencies, projects, events, talks, exhibitions, festivals, collaborations and professional development initiatives for artists.

Our Arts Industry Collaborations are possible thanks to generous support from James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.

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