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. 

This year we raised over $100,000 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. 

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.

Join Our Donor Circle

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 Donor Circle by becoming:

  • A Friend of Fringe Artists
  • Fringe Innovator
  • Fringe Visionary

Your support ensures Adelaide Fringe remains a platform for all artists and audiences for generations to come.

To become a Friend, Innovator or Visionary please fill out our Donors Circle form and return it to us via mail, email or by giving us a call. 

Please contact Brad Rush on (08) 8100 2010 or if you have any questions. 

The Adelaide Fringe would like to acknowledge our friends that make up our Donor Circle and thank them for their generous support.

Fringe Innovators

Michael Clark and Dr Beth Loveday

Friends of Fringe Artists

Frank Ford & Sam Harvey

Sir James & Lady Joan Hardy

Sue & Geoff Boettcher

Angelique and Michael Boileau

Julie & John von Doussa

Julia Pitcher & Julie Owens

Annabel Mangal & Bronte Mawson

Johnny Taranto

David & Vicki Minear

Peter & Alison Hanlon

Andrew van Essen & Julie Moralee

Ruth & Fiona Croall

Daniela Cirocco

Gillian & Max Redman-Lloyd

Andrew & Melissa Mailler

Marjorie Fitz-Gerald

Heidi Angove

Nick Phillips & Heather Croall

Andrew Coombe & Belinda Redman

Nicholas Linke

John Koerber

Naomi Ebert-Smith

Jan Turbill





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