ADELAIDE FRINGE 2021 FIRST NATIONS COLLABORATION GRANTS NOW OPEN

Published: Thu, Jul 23 2020
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ADELAIDE FRINGE 2021 FIRST NATIONS COLLABORATION GRANTS NOW OPEN

Our 2021 Adelaide Fringe First Nations Collaboration Grants are now open for application!

A total of $100,000 in grants are available to Australian First Nations participants, made possible by the support of the South Australian Government.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants to help them present work at Adelaide Fringe in 2021.

This is the second year that Adelaide Fringe has offered these grants.

Initiated in 2020, the First Nations Collaboration Grants program celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and aims to increase indigenous participation in Adelaide Fringe.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO, Heather Croall, said the First Nations Collaboration Grants program received an overwhelming response in 2020.

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver the second round of this grants program to First Nations participants in 2021,” she said.

“Last year, 83 of the 1203 events in Adelaide Fringe included Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. It's imperative that Australian First Nations artists' participation in the arts continues, and we know there is a strong appetite from audiences for their work.

“We hope to build on the success of this program in 2021.”

Applications for the Adelaide Fringe First Nations Collaboration Grants must be received by 11.59pm ACST on Thursday 13 August 2020.

 The 2021 Adelaide Fringe will run from 19 February until 21 March. 

More info here

Image: Chasing Smoke, 2020 Warra Kattendi grant recipients. Photographer: Aaron Walker