Deadly Fringe is back! With four successful years of operation, the Deadly artist development program continues to expand as it seeks to support innovative performing and visual artworks by emerging Indigenous artists.
Deadly Fringe is designed to facilitate the growth, exploration and pathways for emerging and Deadly voices in theatre, contemporary performance, visual art and arts producing. The Deadly Fringe program in 2021 includes:
Two Visual Arts Commissions
Two Performing Arts Commissions
The Performing Arts Commissions will see two new projects selected for development and presentation in the 2021 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 Fringe to cover gallery hire, exhibition staffing, an opening event and other curatorial and technical in-kind support to present your exhibition.
These key projects are underpinned by the broader Deadly Fringe program of artistic and cultural support, provided through mentorships, engagement with Elders, the coordination of First Nations Yarning Circles, community engagement initiatives (such as discount tickets for mob), and dedicated assistance from the two Deadly Fringe producers for all First Nations artists involved with Melbourne Fringe Festival.
WHAT SUPPORT IS INVOLVED?
– be paired with an industry mentor who will be paid to offer bespoke professional and creative development advice about your projects and career
– Led by our First Nations staff, a series of 3 Yarning Circles provides a culturally safe space to share ideas and support other artists and producers within the Deadly program.
– participate in masterclasses on business practice and project planning.
– receive ongoing support from Melbourne Fringe staff to help register your exhibition in the Festival and problem-solve along the way
Melbourne Fringe Festival registration
– your registration cost will be covered for the 2021 Festival
Rego FAQs and Information sessions
– These sessions are packed with tips and tricks to assist you in navigating the registration process, as well as marketing and budgeting support to get your work from idea to exhibition
Applications are open now, and close at 11.59 on Sunday 18 October 2020.
If you have any questions about the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9660 9600