Taking Australian Talent to the Global Stage

Wed, Mar 13 2024
In a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at catapulting Australian talent onto the global scene, the acclaimed House of Oz has joined forces with Adelaide Fringe to identify stand out Australian acts and put them on the world stage.
Seven people (four in front, three at the back) smiling at the camera holding awards
House of Oz award winners. Photo: Anastasia Comelli, 2024
House of Oz is an award-winning philanthropic platform for amplifying Australian creative arts for cultural export. This partnership marks a significant step forward in promoting Australian creativity, offering local artists an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their talents in Assembly venues at the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Adelaide Fringe and House of Oz is a testament to their shared commitment to identifying and nurturing exceptional Australian acts. With a generous prize purse from House of Oz, the initiative is set to support the chosen artists' seasons in Edinburgh this August, covering a range of performances at various Assembly venues.

Over the course of Adelaide Fringe, the House of Oz team has been on a quest to discover standout Australian acts. Their dedication has culminated in the announcement of a selection of brilliant Australian performers who will be supported as they take their shows to the 2024 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This initiative not only spotlights Australian talent but also fosters cultural exchange and introduces Australian creativity to international audiences.

House of Oz, an award-winning platform, has been instrumental in promoting Australian arts and creativity on the global stage. With a track record of producing more than 600 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and supporting Australian artists on international tours, House of Oz's expertise in identifying and nurturing talent is unmatched. The partnership between House of Oz and Assembly in Edinburgh ensures that the selected Australian acts will have a prestigious platform to present their work, further solidifying the cultural bridge between Australia and the global arts community.

Adelaide Fringe CEO and Director Heather Croall AM said, “This partnership with House of Oz is a bridge to the global stage for Australian artists, offering them a unique and powerful platform to showcase their incredible talents. We're proud to support their journey to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they will not only represent Australia but also bring our diverse and vibrant cultural narratives to a global audience. This collaboration is a testament to our shared vision of elevating Australian talent and fostering international cultural exchanges. It's an exciting time for Australian performing arts, and we're thrilled to be at the forefront of this innovative collaboration alongside House of Oz.”

House of Oz Director Georgie Black said, “I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful partnership that enables House of Oz to further its mission to amplify Australian Creativity . I have loved every minute of being here and I am so inspired by the world class talent that has been sourced at this festival . I cannot wait to launch in Edinburgh and show the world's largest Arts Marketplace the breadth, beauty and boldness of Australian Artists' work . House of Oz is  excited to collaborate also with Assembly this year in Edinburgh because that has meant we could showcase so many different works in such a wide variety of venues within Assembly . It has already meant we can have a bigger impact direct to the artists, tailor-fitting the perfect venues for each one of them.”

The prize purse offered by House of Oz provides these artists with a life-changing opportunity to perform on an international stage, enhancing their visibility and career prospects. This initiative not only benefits the artists but also enriches the global arts scene with the unique and diverse voices of Australian performers.

As we anticipate the representation of Australian talent at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we are reminded of the power of collaboration in elevating and supporting the arts. Adelaide Fringe and House of Oz's partnership is a shining example of how creative alliances can open doors for artists and bring world-class acts to the forefront of the international stage.

Winners of the House of Oz Prize Purse are: