Adelaide Fringe Fund Grant Applications are now open for 2024!

Wed, Jul 19 2023
The Adelaide Fringe Fund is now accepting grant applications from Australian artists and venues looking to participate in the 2024 Adelaide Fringe. Last year, more than 200 grants totalling $1 million were given out to artists, producers and venues to participate in the 2023 Adelaide Fringe.
A group of ladies stand on stage staring out to the crowd.
Club Farah - Cairo Cabaret. Photo Carl Vester 2023
A grant from the Adelaide Fringe Fund is a great way to take some of the financial risk out of performing at Adelaide Fringe, an undertaking that can be particularly daunting for new and emerging artists still learning about the business aspect of being an artist who are still in the early stages of establishing a sustainable career. 

Grants for 2024 will take two forms:

Up+Running grants
that are capped at $5,000 and are available to help get projects off the ground. These grants can provide support to allow participants to take creative risks and launch their artistic ambitions.

Level-Up grants
which are capped at $10,000, are intended to support the staging of bold and ambitious Adelaide Fringe premiere events. These grants are intended for projects that have developed past the initial stages of development. Applications are encouraged in all art-forms and proposals which are ambitious in delivering daring and diverse contemporary art for new audiences will be looked upon favourably.

Grants are available under the following categories, Regional Touring, Artists, SA Producers, Audience Access, and the newest category SA Venues

For 2024, the Fringe Fund has dedicated grants for Australian First Nation projects as part of our broader efforts to increase the levels of participation, and the prominence, of First Nations creatives and producers across the Fringe landscape. 

Director and CEO of Adelaide Fringe Heather Croall said, “Each year we aim to give out as many grants as we can to eligible artists, with the amount of grants we are able to give out heavily dependent on our ability to fundraise throughout the year. 2023 saw us allocate the most grants we’ve ever been able to hand out and the result was outstanding.” 

“We encourage new or emerging and diverse participants to apply for grants. Cultivating fresh talent and ideas in the incubator of Adelaide Fringe is part of what keeps this festival world-class.” said Heather.

This year’s Fringe Fund is possible due to donations to Arts Unlimited, the philanthropic arm of the Adelaide Fringe, along with increased support from the State Government following an election commitment by the Malinauskas Government. 

Applications to the Fringe Fund open on 19 July 2023 and close on 17 August 2023. 
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, emerging and diverse artists are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Head to the Adelaide Fringe website to learn about eligibility criteria.