The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund provides financial assistance to Australian artists registering their work in the Adelaide Fringe.

In 2016, grants totaling $40,000 were awarded to carefully selected independent arts companies and artists from around Australia to present their work in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. View the winners here

For the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, we once again aim to award over $40,000 in grants to selected artists. Artists may apply for up to a maximum of $10,000 per project. Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents (this can include Australian artists living overseas).

Applications are encouraged in all art-forms and proposals which are ambitious in delivering new contemporary art for a wide range of audiences will be looked upon favourably.

Applicants must:

  • Be Australian artists (this can include Australian artists living overseas)
  • Present the work in the next Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Grants are open to individuals, groups and organisations across any art form.

Support may be sought for any costs associated with the following activities:

  • Travel, freight, living away allowance and accommodation
  • Artist fees or salaries for creative and technical personnel
  • Venue and equipment hire
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Costumes and materials
  • Adelaide Fringe Artist Registration
  • Administration

What this fund does not support:

  • Costs associated with non-Australian artists
  • Capital purchases
  • Presentation outside of Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund applications for artists presenting work in the 2018 Adelaide Fringe are now open. Applications will close at 5pm (ACST) on 4 September 2017 and late applications will not be considered.


Having trouble or have a qeustion? Don't hesitate to get in touch with our Artists and Venues team via email or 08 8100 2022.