The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund has been developed to provide financial assistance to Australian artists registering their work in the Adelaide Fringe.

As an open access arts festival, many artists self-present their work in the Adelaide Fringe using their own funds. They are creative entrepreneurs, not only creating the work but then taking the financial risk of presenting that work themselves. Many receive no government funding and often just a small amount of financial assistance can mean the world of difference. 

Last year we raised over $84,000 toward the Artist Fund! Find out more about our previous recipients and what your donations mean to them.


During the Fringe you can make a small donation when purchasing your tickets. Outside of Fringe season, you can donate here. 

You can also download the OTR app and select the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund as your chosen community partner. This means that OTR will make a donation on your behalf every time you make a purchase. Find out more here.

Become a Friend of the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund

Artists are the DNA of Adelaide Fringe.

We believe in supporting artists to present new work and ensuring all South Australians can experience the magic of the Fringe.

Help us make a difference by:

  • Providing funding to artists to create new work
  • Sending disadvantaged groups to experience Fringe shows
  • Investing in our rich Indigenous culture

Join our Foundation Donors by becoming a ‘Friend of the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund’. Your support ensures Adelaide Fringe remains a platform for all artists and audiences for generations to come.

To become a ‘Friend’ contact Brad Rush on (08) 8100 2010 or

Special thanks to our ‘Friends of the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund’ Donors Circle

Frank Ford & Sam Harvey

Sir James & Lady Joan Hardy

Sue & Geoff Boettcher

Julie & John von Doussa

Julia Pitcher & Julie Owens

Annabel Mangal & Bronte Mawson

Naomi Ebert Smith

Johnny Taranto

David & Vicki Minear

Peter & Alison Hanlon

Andrew van Essen & Julie Moralee

Ruth & Fiona Croall

Daniela Cirocco

Andrew Coombe

Gillian & Max Redman-Lloyd

Andrew & Mel Mailler

Jan Turbill

Marjorie Fitz-Gerald

Heidi Angove

Nick Phillips & Heather Croall





Header Image. Trentino Priori. Artist. Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner during Dupang Festival.