Exciting opportunities unveiled with new Arts Industry Collaborations

Wed, Oct 27 2021
We’ve teamed up with a range of South Australian arts organisations to create the Adelaide Fringe Arts Industry Collaborations, an initiative committed to building pathways for emerging artists and strengthening relationships within the arts sector.
A collective of dancers are wearing bright colourful costumes.
WERK IT, Hillside Theatre at Gluttony
Image: ActNow Theatre, Like Me, Like You. Photo: Suda Shanmurgaraja
We’re pleased to announce a number of exciting collaborations with local arts organisations to launch a series of projects over the 2022 and 2023 Adelaide Fringe seasons. With generous support from the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Arts Industry Collaborations are a commitment to securing the future of arts in South Australia.   

This new initiative draws on the success of previous residency programs, with the aim of encouraging ongoing collaboration between organisations to further support emerging artists across the state.
Adelaide Fringe will partner with a range of leading industry organisations to share resources, providing emerging artists with residencies, mentorships, workshops, space hire and so much more. 

Announced so far are nine projects, two of which see George Street Studios and The Mill return with their residency programs. Notably, former George Street Artist in Residence and Fringe grant recipient Kate Bohunnis took out the 2021 Ramsay Art Prize, proving the positive impact these collaborations have on the industry.

ActNow, Carclew and Australian Dance Theatre will also join the Arts Industry Collaborations, along with Patch Theatre, Adelaide Youth Orchestras, Vitalstatistix and Aboriginal Family Support Services with storytelling workshops. 

Vitalstatistix Director Emma Webb says, “Now is a crucial time for larger organisations to examine how they can support the small to medium sector through meaningful and responsive partnerships that lead to mutual benefit.”

Image: Australian Dance Theatre. Image Supplied

ActNow’s Co-CEO and Artistic Director Yasmin Gurreeboo says they “are thrilled to work with the Adelaide Fringe to create a residency which will highlight diverse voices, enriching Australia’s theatre scene and provide exciting, emerging artists with the platform to reach new audiences.”

We are also very excited to be working with Carclew as a hub for emerging artists as they mentor four young Producers through a 2022 Adelaide Fringe activation. These projects create important opportunities for artists and organisations to work together, in turn supporting the entire arts industry.

The future of arts in South Australia is looking incredibly bright, and the best part is that it doesn’t end there… Yes, there are even more collaborations in the works! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more projects to be announced in the future.

Check out a full list of our Arts Industry Collaborations here.