Our Deadly Fringe program is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Deadly Fringe is all about unearthing and supporting exciting, new works by emerging First Nations artists. We commission First Nations artists to make original performing and visual artworks and support emerging producers through our Deadly Fringe Producer roles. In addition to providing money to make art, Deadly Fringe helps artists out with additional support through First Nations yarning circles, mentorships, discount tickets for mob and excellent First Nations producers to support their work.
Expressions of Interest open now for 2021 Visual Arts and Performing Arts Commissions.
The Performing Arts Commissions will see two new projects selected for development and presentation in the 2021 Melbourne Fringe Festival, with each selected participant receiving $10,000 in project funds to make it all happen!
Two Visual Arts Commissions will each receive an honorarium of $2,000 as well as plenty of additional support from Melbourne Fringe to cover gallery hire, exhibition staffing, an opening event and other curatorial and technical in-kind support to present your exhibition.
Applications are open now, and close at 11.59 on Sunday 18 October 2020.
The recipients of our Deadly Fringe Performance Commissions for 2020 are Harley Mann and Racheal Oak Butler.
The recipients of our Deadly Fringe Visual Arts Commissions for 2020 are Madison Connors with Healing Through Buliana (Pregnancy) and Rosie Kilvert with Us.