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Artist Fund 2023 Now OPEN!!

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Looking for a grant to help present at Adelaide Fringe 2023? Read on!

The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund raises funds and redistributes donations received into the Fringe Foundation to artists, venues and producers participating in the festival. We encourage bold ideas to take shape, to elevate diverse voices, and support all forms of expression which enrich our festival offerings.

This funding round is to support artists, South Australian producers and South Australian venue operators to present work in Adelaide Fringe 2023.  

Thankyou to the Adelaide Fringe Foundation and all our generous donors of the Donors Circle and the Government of South Australia for making these grants possible. 

Emerging South Australian artists and produers (first five years of practice) and world premiere work will be prioritised.

Key Dates

  • 25 July Artist Fund grant applications open
  • 3 August Venue registration open
  • 21 August Artist Fund grant applications close. (APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: previously August 17th) Please note administrative and technical support will end at 5pm ACST on Friday 19 August.
  • 24 August Event registration opens
  • 21 September All applicants notified of outcome
  • 20 October Event registrations close for printed guide

This year there are THREE funding streams:

  • Make It Happen
  • Audience Access
  • Regional Touring

You can apply for multiple streams but if you are shortlisted then you may only be considered for one stream of your application. We strongly recommend that you concentrate on applying for what you know is achievable and realistic to your 2023 event. E.g If you are considering applying for the regional tour stream, we expect this to be thoroughly thought out with communications in place with venue, accommodation and travel expenses.

If you are a previous recipient of Artist Fund grants (prior to 2022 Adelaide Fringe), you may apply but please consider your need for the funding and if it can be obtained elsewhere with the assistance of a support letter from us. Our preference is to share the Artist Fund widely as we know the demand will be high.

What are we looking for?

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Artists

  • An artist/collective currently living in Australia with citizen or permanent resident status (including NZers)
  • An Australian artist/collective currently living overseas who can guarantee that they will be presenting at Adelaide Fringe 2023 either in person or digitally.
  • Emerging South Australian artists (first five years of practice) and world premiere work will be prioritised.
  • Artists with diversity background, e.g. LGBTQIA+, Deaf/HOH, Disability, People of Colour
  • You must not be a successful recipient of an Artist Fund grant for Fringe 2022. (Not including Arts Recovery Fund, First Nations Collaboration, Audience Access grants)

You may apply for up to $5500 to assist in the following areas:

  • Venue hire
  • Marketing costs
  • Cast and crew wages

The total maximum you can apply for is $5500 split across the three categories above.

SA Producers

  • You must be currently based in South Australia for a minimum of one year.
  • You must be independent (either operating as an individual or small company)
  • You must be producing a minimum of three events in Adelaide Fringe 2023.
  • Emerging South Australian artists (first five years of practice) and world premiere work will be prioritised.

You may apply for up to $5500 to assist in the following areas:

  • Wages
  • PR/Marketing costs
  • Office space
  • Operation costs across your brand

The total maximum you can apply for is $5500 split across the four categories above.

SA Venues 

  • You must be currently based in South Australia for a minimum of one year.
  • You may either be a year-round established venue or a temporary/pop-up venue
  • You must have a minimum of three registered events in Adelaide Fringe 2023
  • Emerging South Australian artists (first five years of practice) and world premiere work will be prioritised.

You may apply for up to $5500 to assist in the following areas:

  • Technical and service hire (e.g. sound, lights, tech crew, pay for engineering assessments)
  • Increase access for artists (e.g hire ramps or chair lifts, air-conditioning backstage or side of stage for artists)
  • Theme your venue for Adelaide Fringe (e.g. large on-street signage and banners, venue program, outdoor furniture and lighting hire and decoration)

The total maximum you can apply for is $5500 split across the three categories above.

If you are a pop-up/temporary venue you will need to provide a letter of support or a venue hire agreement with your host venue/location/council as appropriate and required.

AUDIENCE ACCESS

Who is eligible?

  • Events that have not received specific support from Adelaide Fringe previously to have an event Auslan interpreted or Audio Described. (either current or in the past)

You can apply for up to $2000 to assist with:

  • Auslan Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Access Equipment
  • You are required to seek a quote for services from either Deaf Aboriginal Services (for First Nations and People of Colour), Sign Language Australia or Deaf Connect for Auslan Interpreting, or Access to Arts for audio description.

If you wish to use a different provider, please contact the Artist & Venue team on artists@adelaidefringe.com.au to discuss further. More information and contacts can be found the Guide for Applicants.

REGIONAL TOURING

Who is eligible?

  • An artist/collective/ Producer currently living in Australia with citizen or permanent resident status (including NZers)
  • An Australian artist/collective/ Producer currently living overseas who can guarantee that they will be presenting at Adelaide Fringe 2023 either in person or digitally.
  • You must present at least three sessions in a SA regional area as a registered event in Adelaide Fringe 2023.

You may apply for up to $5500 to assist in the following areas:

  • Accommodation costs
  • Travel costs  
  • Venue hire fees

Assessment

Assessment will be based on the artistic and cultural impact of the event(s)/venue programming for audiences, and the impact of funds on the applicant’s event/venue and the artists involved.

How to apply

Please read the Guide for Applicants before you begin your application.

All applications to the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund must be completed online via the Good Grants platform.  We will not accept applications by email or post. Please advise the Artist and Venues team if you have specific accessibility requirements.

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If you do not already have a Good Grants or Award Force account, you will need to register one. Both the Award Force and Good Grants platforms share the same user accounts, so anyone with an existing account on either platform will be able to log in to your Good Grants program without needing to register a new account.

Once you start your application you will be able to save it in progress and return to complete or edit your submission right up until the closing date.

A preview of the questions you will be asked can be found below:

Make It Happen

Audience Access

Regional Touring

 

Support

If you have any questions about applying please contact the Artists and Venues team - artists@adelaidefringe.com.au or +61 8 8100 2022.

THANK YOU to our wonderful donors that make these grants possible!

 

 

ImageTash York's Happy Hour. Photo: Fumika Takagi, 2022 

Image Description: A performer stands on a back lit stage, holding a microphone, dressed in glittery red sequin dress. They have a large red wig on and are beaming out at the audiencee In the background there are three band members on a keyboard, drums and double bass. A neon signs reads "Happy Hour". An Auslan Interpreter stands to the perfomer's left and is signing applause.