Adelaide Fringe will deliver a huge boost to South Australian artists and venues with the announcement of $500,000 in grants to assist them in their planning for the 2021 season.

Made possible by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Arts South Australia, the grants will be distributed in two tiers of either $5,000 or $10,000. They will provide much-needed support to assist artists and producers as they start to rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said the grants will help create employment and reduce the financial risks for SA artists presenting in the 2021 Fringe, assisting them to develop new work and revive previous work for new audiences.

Grant applications for South Australian artists and producers from all genres and disciplines are now open and close on 21 October 2020. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis upon submission until funds are exhausted.

Adelaide Fringe registrations close on 4 November 2020.The 2021 Adelaide Fringe will run from 19 February until 21 March.

To apply or register for Fringe, go to