Multicultural Inclusion

Multicultural Inclusion

Adelaide Fringe is committed to cultural diversity and inclusivity in all areas of what we do. From supporting emerging artists, to drawing in new audiences, we want to see the diversity of South Australia reflected in the Adelaide Fringe program and audiences each year. 

This year, more than 120 Fringe shows include culturally diverse themes. Check out our culturally diverse Fringe Highlights list of shows:

Multicultural Inclusion External Advisory Committee

Our Multicultural Inclusion External Advisory Committee is made up of artists, community members and arts organisations that share the same commitment of multicultural inclusion as we do. This committee will lead the development of the Adelaide Fringe Multicultural Inclusion Action Plan, that outlines our strategy and holds our team accountable to making our festival even more inclusive in years to come. 

Michelle Tseng

Michelle Tseng has over nine years of marketing experience in the arts sector. She was formerly the Head of Marketing at Melbourne Fringe and had worked for the organisation for five years before her recent move to the ABC. Michelle is Australian-Taiwanese, who specialises in campaign management, marketing strategy and community engagement. 
During her time at Melbourne Fringe, she delivered Fringe Focus Taiwan by bringing Taiwan’s contemporary performing art to Australia. She also executed successful marketing campaigns for Arts House, Dance Massive, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and more.

Heather Muirhead

Heather Muirhead from Murryalands Migrant Resource Centre brings a wealth of knowledge in migrant support and integration.

Somi Lindsay

As Community Development Coordinator within the Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA), Somi works closely with member organisations and communities in supporting their governance and leadership. She provides tailored support on grant writing, organisational governance and mentoring for new and emerging communities in SA. She also frequently heads advocacy work that MCCSA does by collaborating and bringing together the CALD voice on pieces of research work. In addition to her work at MCCSA, Somi is a classical Indian performing artist and educator and runs her own dance school and company Apsaras Arts Adelaide.  

Fida Hussain

Fidda Hussian of the Australian Refugee Association, brings invaluable insights from his work with refugee communities.

Yasmin Gurreeboo

Yasmin Gurreeboo has worked in the performing arts sector for over two decades and is a theatre director, producer and a CACD practitioner. Yasmin has a first class honours drama degree from the University of Exeter and trained at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, Paris. Yasmin is currently the CEO + Artistic Director of ActNow Theatre and was one of the co-founders of RUMPUS Theatre.

In 2023, Yasmin directed the world premiere of Here and There (DreamBig Festival/ActNow Theatre) and Every Brilliant Thing (State Theatre Company of South Australia). 

Yasmin’s directing highlights include: award winning That Boy (Holden Street Theatre/ Adelaide Fringe), award winning digital-theatre hybrid Decameron 2.0 project (ActNow Theatre/State Theatre Company of South),  An Ode To My Sisters (UK Tour), award nominated And No More Shall We Part (Bakehouse Theatre, SA), Eurydice (Foul Play - SA).

Yasmin is committed to championing underrepresented voices and diversity (in its widest sense of the term) on our stages.

Ethel Osazuwa

Ethel Osazuwa serves as the Business Executive at Possible Consulting. With 17+ years of service delivery, Ethel brings her rich background in psychology and international development to advance the wellbeing of individuals. With extensive experience in collaborative work with individuals and businesses from diverse multicultural backgrounds, both locally and internationally, Ethel has made significant contributions including work with the United Nations World Food Programme. Her areas of expertise spans across workplace diversity and inclusion, new arrival resettlement, sustainable human capital development, and wellbeing. At the heart of Ethel’s foundational values lies a steadfast commitment to equity for all. Ethel is deeply passionate about gender equity, empowering young people, women, and newcomers.
Please contact Kirrily at if you would like to get in touch about our Multicultural Inclusion Action Plan. 
Banner image: Recuerdos - Studio Flamenco Adelaide. Photo: Razan Fakhouri, Adelaide Fringe 2023