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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 year-round home of the independent arts Fringe 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 cultural equity 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).

So, give us your money (pretty please!), and choose from the following three funds:

  • Give to our Artist Fund: you’ll put cash directly into the pockets of independent artists, commissioning them to make risky, bold, exciting new work and helping them have sustainable careers.
  • Give to our Access Fund: tell the world you think art is for everyone! You’ll reduce barriers to participation by covering things like registration fees, and access costs like Auslan interpreters, so anyone can be part of Fringe.
  • Give to our Sustainability Fund: secure the future of Melbourne Fringe. You’ll help us (literally) keep the lights on now, and for future generations.

Just select the fund of your choice at checkout (or you can leave us to decide!)

I’m sold. So how do I donate?

  • Online – select the amount you want to donate (or choose your own) and add it to your account.
  • 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).

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 about how you can leave a gift in your will, 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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