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Adelaide Fringe will deliver a huge boost to South Australian artists and venues with the announcement of $500,000 in grants to assist them in their planning for the 2021 season.
The official 2021 Adelaide Fringe Poster, embracing the vibrancy, colour and fun of the festival, has been unveiled today, kicking off the start of celebrations for the 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 while it won’t be business as usual next year, Adelaide Fringe is supporting artists and venues to help them prepare for Fringe within COVID restrictions.
A total of $100,000 in grants will be available to Australian First Nations participants in Fringe 2021, made possible by the support of the South Australian Government.
Adelaide Fringe has delivered another record-breaking year, in its Diamond 60th Birthday iteration, despite COVID-19 hitting in the last week of the 2020 festival.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to all Australian artists, as well as South Australian producers and venue operators, to assist them to create and present new works at Adelaide Fringe 2021.
A total of $50,000 worth of grants that will assist South Australian artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis is now available as a result of a new partnership between Adelaide Fringe and the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.
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