Private Giving

Melbourne Fringe is a registered non-profit. We unearth new talent. We champion artistic expression. We celebrate bravery. We take big risks. We see things differently. We tell it like it is. We really need your money. Seriously.

Every donation of $2 or more is tax deductible, so by making a donation to Melbourne Fringe, you’re actually saving money (well, you know… ask your accountant. Actually don’t. Just donate. Ask later).

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Friends of Fringe
The Inner Circle
Ralph McLean Microgrants
Legacy Program 

Friends of Fringe

You can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends.
Friends of Fringe is an annual giving program that supports our operations and help us to produce a show-stopper of a festival and develop independent artists year-round with mentoring programs, artist touring, workshops and information sessions.

Donor Levels:
Hero $25,000 + 
Creator $10,000 +
Discoverer $5,000 +
Explorer $2,500 +
Innovator $1,000 +
Rabblerouser $500 + 
Accomplice $200 +

Recognition:
• Personal acknowledgement on the Melbourne Fringe website, in our Festival Guide and in in Festival reports.
• Exclusive opportunities to meet the team
• Get up close and personal with artists

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The Inner Circle

We love your annual gift, but here’s something for those of you who really want to sink your teeth into something juicy and be part of something extraordinary.

The Fringe Inner Circle is comprised of community-minded individuals who band together to commission the keynote project for the Festival.

Donor Levels:
Hero $25,000 +
Creator $10,000 +
Discovered $5,000 +
Explorer $2,500 + 
Innovator $1,000 +

Recognition:
• Prominent acknowledgement prominently in our Festival program, on our website, at the Keynote Project launch and in Festival reports.
• VIP invitation to the Keynote Project Launch
• Donors at the Creator level or higher are also entitled to personalised acknowledgement as commissioners of the work.

If you’d like to find out more about this year’s Keynote Project (sshh, it’s a secret) and becoming a part of The Inner Circle, please contact Abby Elisha at abby@melbournefringe.com.au

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Ralph Mclean Microgrants

Each year, Melbourne Fringe awards two microgrants to enable artists from diverse backgrounds to present new work at the Festival.

The funds from this amazing bequest are limited, and we would love to support more grants to increase the diversity of artists in our Festival.

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Legacy Program

We don’t want you to die, but when you do, we want you to leave your money to us.

Blunt? Us? Never. Think of the extraordinary impact a gift in your will can have on the arts sector.

At proof of bequest, you will instantly become a part of our legacy program – yes, while you’re still alive – so it’s like a donation on lay-by, in a strange, creepy way.

For more information, please contact Abby Elisha at abby@melbournefringe.com.au


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