Last week, it was announced that nine independent South Australian acts would receive funds from the South Australian Government ($2,000 for single acts and $5,000 for groups) to support them in taking their work to this year’s Edinbrugh Festival Fringe as part of a new Made in Adelaide initiative.
In all, a $55,000 investment has been made by the State Government to help develop connections between Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with an objective of increasing export opportunities for South Australian creatives.
The nine Fringe favourites being supported by Arts South Australia are:
- Gravity and Other Myths
- Michaela Burger
- Anya Anastasia
- Steve Foster
- Michael Griffiths
- Amelia Ryan
- Delia Olam
- Duncan Graham
- Gobsmacked Theatre Company
These acts will spearhead the new Made in Adelaide program, which is aimed at building a strong presence of South Australian work in Edinburgh during their summer festival season. The program will help develop cultural and market connections between the world’s two most recognised festival hubs and grow access to the Edinburgh marketplace for local artists and companies.
Arts South Australia Executive Director Peter Louca said “I am very pleased to be supporting local independent talent. These artists have demonstrated a commitment to present their work at the Edinburgh Fringe and now can cement their place in promoting the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe.”
Preparations are also underway for a curated space, which will become a ‘home-base’ for South Australian artists and the broader South Australian delegation that will showcase local food and beverage, as well as other premium South Australian products.
A big congratulations to all of these stellar Fringe artists!