Adelaide Fringe is committed to amplifying First Nations voices in the arts, and acknowledges the 11 Countries on which Adelaide Fringe events take place.
Art has the power to educate, celebrate, bring together and share truths, and, as the largest open access arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Adelaide Fringe is a unique platform to share the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the world. Our vision for Reconciliation is to play our role in advancing a unified, just and respectful nation, through the use of inclusive Art in all its mediums.
We are committed to creating space to listen, unlearn, and relearn true Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. To hear Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. To pay respect to, celebrate and champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and customs.
Going forward - Adelaide Fringe’s Reconciliation Action Plan
A Reconciliation Action Plan, or RAP, provides a framework for an organisation to support national reconciliation and achieve a strategic document that sets out practical plans of action on how the organisation will contribute to reconciliation in the community. At Adelaide Fringe, our RAP Working Group oversees the RAP development, and implementation both in and outside of our organisation. This RAP will enable us to make further progress towards reconciliation and strengthen our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Here at the Fringe, we are committed to creating space to listen, unlearn, and relearn true Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, to hear Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. To pay respect to, celebrate and champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and customs.
Adelaide Fringe’s 2021 - 2023 RAP will:
- Facilitate the development and guide us in maintaining strong and mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.
- Ensure we continue to build on our guiding principles of support, understanding and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all organisational activities.
Read Adelaide Fringe’s 2021 - 2023 Reconciliation Action Plan below:
Work With Us
Adelaide Fringe hosts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified traineeships, supporting both on-the-job training and off-the-job formal qualifications. For more information, please flick an email to us at email@example.com
Be the first to know about new opportunities at Adelaide Fringe by signing up to our job alerts email list. Adelaide Fringe celebrates and supports diversity in our workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Volunteer with us! To find out more, visit here.
First Nations Grants
Adelaide Fringe reduces barriers to participation in the Adelaide Fringe by supporting First Nations artists, producers and venues through grants.
Sleep on Country
Each year Adelaide Fringe HQ Staff participate in a Sleep on Country to facilitate cultural learning. Enjoyed by all, Sleeping on Country immerses staff in local First Nations culture, participating in activities and storytelling.
In 2022 Adelaide Fringe hosted a cultural ceremony honouring ‘Spirit of Place’ at Tarntanyangga through a ceremony of story told through dance.
Each year Adelaide Fringe Staff and stakeholders take part in Reconciliation Week, holding an event registered with Reconciliation Australia. In 2022 the event involved cultural awareness training as well as creating collaborative artwork around the question ‘What does reconciliation mean to you?’
Naidoc Week is celebrated by all here at Adelaide Fringe. Adelaide Fringe takes part in local Naidoc Week events, and in 2022 held a stall at the local Family Fun Day event.