Matt Tarrant Young Performer Grant

Adelaide Fringe is excited to announce a new Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Grant – the Matt Tarrant Young Performer Grant.

Matt Tarrant is a successful artist and magician, who, over the last 8 years has performed to sold out crowds across the Adelaide Fringe and across Australia. Winning awards over the past six years at Adelaide Fringe, he has become one of the highest selling acts across the festival.

Matt is now wanting to share his skills and knowledge by offering a mentorship to guide a young artist towards success, including a grant which offers a young Australian artist the chance to rise to new exciting heights with their work.

Applications are encouraged in all art-forms and proposals which are ambitious in delivering daring and diverse contemporary art for new audiences will be looked upon favourably. 

Applications will be assessed against four criteria, with the following weighting:

  • Innovation – what is new and contemporary about your project? (30%)
  • Daring and Risk – what are you experimenting with in your project? How and why? (30%)
  • Audience connection (30%)
  • Marketing and promotion (10%)

Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Support

Matt Tarrant will mentor the grant recipient, (must be from Australia)  for up to 12 months, working towards the presenting of a show in the Adelaide Fringe 2019 season, (mentorship up to 2 hours per week)

Financial support of $2,000 will be offered for any costs associated with the following activities:

  • Artist fees or salaries for creative and technical personnel
  • Venue and equipment hire
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Costumes and materials
  • Adelaide Fringe Artist Registration
  • Administration

What this grant does not support:

  • Costs associated with non-Australian artists
  • Capital purchases
  • Presentation outside of Adelaide Fringe

How To Apply

To submit an application, the attached application form and questions must be completed and submitted to Adelaide Fringe by 30th April 2018 by 5pm

All applicants will be notified of assessment outcomes by 11th May 2018.

Email applications must be received by 5pm (ACST) 30th April 2018 to

Postal applications must be postmarked by 30th April 2018, addressed to:

Adelaide Fringe
Matt Tarrant Young/Emerging Performer grant
Artist Fund Grant
136 Frome Rd
Adelaide 5000

No late applications will be accepted under any circumstances.

View the Application Form