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Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund grant applications now open

Source: Adelaide Fringe

Artists planning to present work in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe can now apply for financial assistance through the Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund. 

Adelaide Fringe established the Cultural Fund in 2014 to provide support to artists registering a show in the Adelaide Fringe.

This year, eight grants of $5000 will be offered to Australian artists to help them present work in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.

Work can be from any genre – cabaret, children’s events, circus and physical theatre, comedy, dance, film, interactive, music, theatre and visual art.

Adelaide Fringe Artistic Director & CEO Heather Croall said “we encourage applications in all art forms and proposals that are ambitious in delivering new contemporary art for a wide range of audiences”.

Previous Cultural Fund grant recipient Kim Bowers aka Busty Beatz, co-creative director of Hot Brown Honey, said the company would not have been able to register their show for the 2015 Adelaide Fringe without the financial support.

“Throughout the season it become clear that the Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund was not only a financial contribution but also a truly physical and encouraging backing of our diverse and daring work,” Ms Bowers said.

Adelaide Fringe Cultural Fund grants are open to individuals, groups and organisations and support may be sought for any costs associated with:
• Travel, freight, living away allowance and accommodation
• Artist fees or salaries for creative and technical personnel
• Venue and equipment hire
• Marketing and publicity
• Costumes and materials
• Adelaide Fringe Artist Registration
• Administration

Applications will be assessed on their level of innovation, dare and risk, audience connection and marketing and promotion.

Applications open today (July 1) and close on September 2, 2015. For more information, visit


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