First Nations Collaboration Grants

Our 2021 Adelaide Fringe First Nations Collaboration Grants are now open for application!

This fund is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and collectives presenting at Adelaide Fringe 2021. Grants of up to $10,000 can be applied for, with $100,000 worth of grants available in total. These grants will go towards the costs of presenting at Adelaide Fringe (including travel, marketing and presentation).


  • An artist or collective where the key creatives identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. A collective ideally should be 50% or more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Must be available to present the work in Adelaide Fringe 2021, 19 February - 21 March.
  • Must ensure event will complete registration in Adelaide Fringe AVR (Artist and Venue Registration) no later than 4 November 2020.
  • Warra Kattendi grant recipients can apply again for the same work presented at Adelaide Fringe 2020 if they have submitted their 2020 acquittal to

*please note if you are based overseas, you are still required to use the grant to present your event at Adelaide Fringe 2021. This includes adhering to Australia Government policy and best practice around COVID-19. 

How To Apply

Please read the Guide for Applicants [large text] before you begin your application. It includes links to the required marketing template a preview of the questions you will be asked, and the assessment criteria.


Key Dates

23 July, 9AM ACST - Applications open

13 August, 11:59PM ACST - Applications close. Please note administrative and technical support will end at 5:00PM ACST, Thursday 13 August

18 August - Event registrations open

31 August - All applicants notified of outcome

4 November - Event registration print deadline


If you have any questions on the application process, please pop an email through to our Artist and Venues team or call +61 8 8100 2022

In-person and online (e.g. Zoom) assistance is available by appointment. Please contact the Artist and Venues team for more info.


Banner credit. Event: Chasing Smoke, 2020 Adelaide Fringe Warra Kattendi Grant Recipient. Photographer: Aaron Walker.