Values and Manifesto

Values and Manifesto

Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Since starting in 1960 it's grown year on year. We're a collaboration and co-creation between artists, venues, audiences and community that's recognised as one of the most important festivals in the world: a unique experience that touches hearts and minds around the globe. 

Our Purpose

To inspire creativity, engagement and learning through the joy of bringing artists, audiences, venues and communities together.

Our Values

Be Creative

  • Dare to be different 
  • Transcend traditional ideas
  • Create meaningful new ideas
  • Seek innovations that add value
  • Help to solve problems
  • Be confident in our potential to make a positive impact
Be Collaborative

  • Be united 
  • Be honest
  • Be responsible 
  • Be accountable
  • Be inclusive 
Be Passionate

  • Take risks 
  • Push boundaries 
  • Commit with passion to serve artists, venues, producers, audiences and supporters
  • Lead industry change
Be Adaptive

  • Respond to the needs of the people we serve 
  • Commit to continuous improvement
  • Be agile and flexible
  • Embrace change in a fast-changing world
  • Be willing to learn new ways
Be Persistent

  • Display tenacity 
  • Be resilient
  • Persevere at goal despite difficulties 
  • Remain focused
  • Never give up

Our Manifesto

  1. We believe in challenging artists to be brave and audiences to be braver. Be brave with us.
  2. We believe that we can inspire audiences to take risks, be inspired and DO IT AGAIN!
  3. We believe in collaboration and that we can only push creative boundaries and innovate if we work together.
  4. We are committed to cultural diversity, inclusivity, acceptance and continuously educating ourselves and others.
  5. We believe in the cultural, social and economic force of the Fringe and the Arts. 
  6. We believe the Fringe is an important driver for South Australia – it drives outcomes for artists, venues, communities, businesses and the state. 
  7. We are committed to delivering a Fringe that offers the best possible experience to artists, venues and audiences.
  8. We believe in the WOW! … a festival should transform a place and can transform your mind.
  9. We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and maximising our social impact on peoples' lives. 
  10. We listen and we are committed to continuous improvement. 

Banner Image: Street Performer on East End. Photo: Jenny Kwok, Adelaide Fringe 2023