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 Foundation.

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.

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.


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.

Restless Dance Theatre

Restless Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with artists with and without disability. Our artistic voice is loud, strong and original. Restless invigorates, influences and diversifies dance by creating innovative and highly distinctive works of dance theatre. Restless is a place where diversity is celebrated and all artists thrive creatively.

Lewis Major

Incorporated as an independent, project-based company in 2015 as a vehicle for Lewis Major’s creative work and to initiate cultural exchange and international partnerships, Lewis Major Projects (LMP) exists to deliver exceptional creative experiences for audiences.

We are based in rural South Australia and create our work here, work that can be seen across the world but is deeply rooted in our connection to local community. We do not receive ongoing funding from any organisation or government agency but consistently deliver artistic output on a level with many of the funded organisations within our state.Unabashedly audience-driven, the ethos that drives our work is local focus, global outlook. Empowered by a vision to be a leader in the creation of new Australian dance, the company has been consistently recognised with major awards and significant commissioning and touring opportunities that highlight esteem in the company that is held throughout Australia and the world.

Writers SA

Writers SA is the peak not-for-profit organisation for literature in South Australia. Established in 1985, we were the first writers’ centre in Australia, and continue to support writers of all ages and experience levels on writing craft and publishing. From our program of online and in-person workshops, to events and festivals, regional program, residencies, prizes and grants, we showcase and support a diverse writing community with members across South Australia and beyond.

Diana Divine/Singin' in the Pain

Diana Divine is an arts professional with physical disability working on Kaurna Land. Lovingly referred to as Uncle Di by students and mentees, Diana has prioritised community building projects that create professional opportunities for up and coming performers, while presenting polished and carefully formed productions. Diana produces the award-winning 'Singin' in the Pain', a disability and chronic illness themed cabaret tackling disability theory, building community, and sometimes just providing catharsis for audiences and cast. 'Singin' in the Pain' is a soapbox-style show, with a cast of burlesque and cabaret stars from across Australia who each have something to say.
Our Arts Industry Collaborations are possible thanks to generous support from James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and the Adelaide Fringe Foundation.

Banner Image: How Long is a Piece of String, Carclew. Photo: Carl Vester, Adelaide Fringe 2023