The Adelaide Fringe has awarded a record $218,000 in grants supporting over 30 projects for the 2021 season.
The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund, which is made possible by the generosity of the Adelaide Fringe Foundation donors and the Donor Circle, has awarded over $118,000, while The First Nations Collaboration Grants, supported by Arts South Australia, Department of Premier and Cabinet, has offered over $100,000 to First Nations Artists.
Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said the grants come at a time when funding is needed more than ever for the arts community.
“This is the largest amount of grants and funds distributed by Adelaide Fringe in any of our grant rounds to date,” she said.
"We were incredibly impressed by the quality and innovative thinking of all the applications for these grants and we are pleased to be supporting artists and the arts community during these extremely difficult COVID times.
"Fringe 2021 is going to be a little different and we are excited to be supporting artists who are showing such innovation and creativity despite the circumstances."
The diverse range of recipients give us a glimpse into a very exciting Adelaide Fringe program for 2021.
See all 2021 grant recipients here.