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Donate – Give us your money (please)

Can you find it in your wallet heart to help us?

We have a confession to make. Melbourne Fringe has a crush – on independent artists everywhere. We want to shower them with resources and opportunities all year round… but love don’t come cheap. And that’s why we rely on the generosity of our donors, the lovely folk who reach deep into their pockets, wallets, coin purses, piggy banks, cheque books, or cash-stuffed-mattresses to help us make art-love blossom.

As well as our annual Festival, and our new year-round dedicated arts space Common Rooms, we run initiatives like ShowSupport – where we match-make artists and donors – plus run a range of microgrant opportunities, giving anyone with a creative vision every chance of bringing it to life. And because we don’t mess around, we also run creative workshops, info sessions, and offer one-on-one assistance all year long, with accessibility and inclusion at the forefront of everything we do.

But – and there’s always a but – these things cost money. Which is where you come in!

Your donation ensures we can keep supporting artists 24x7x365, gives our diversity and creative programs much needed nurturing – and enables incredible voices to be heard.

We have so many exciting plans for the future, but we need a hand (preferably one with a wallet in it).

Ready to Donate?
  • Online – select the amount you want to donate (or choose your own) and add it to your account. If you prefer, you can add a donation when purchasing a ticket!
  • Phone – give us a buzz on 03 9660 9600 and we can process your donation live (we’ll sing you a thank you song)
  • Cheque or EFT – just fill out the online form here and then donate by posting us a cheque or sending your donation by bank transfer (take a look at the form for our bank/post details).
Donor Levels:

They say it takes a village, right? Which is why we’re grateful for any donation, big or small. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible, and donations larger than $200 get you a fancy friend-of-Fringe title (and our unending love and devotion).

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

What you get:
  • Personal acknowledgement on the Melbourne Fringe website, in our Festival Guide and in Festival reports.
  • Be lifted through the streets triumphantly (optional)
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet the team
  • Get up close and personal with artists
Legacy Program:

Why not give your money to Fringe ­- the child you always wanted (and never knew you had)?!?

Etch yourself into the arts Hall of Fame with a posthumous gift to the Melbourne Fringe.

To find out more, go here.

Melbourne Fringe is on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30-B of the income Assessment Act 1997 and is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). But all you need to know is that every donation of $2 or more is tax-deductible.

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