Made in Adelaide - Top Up Grants

Arts South Australia is calling for applications from South Australian artists and companies committed to participating at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

Top-up grants of $3000 for individuals and $6000 for groups of three or more, are available to help local acts with travel and production costs associated with the presentation of their work.

Submissions close at 9am Tuesday, 3 April 2018 and successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 6 April 2018 to allow participants to meet the registration deadline for the Edinburgh Fringe by 5pm (BST) Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 for inclusion in their printed program.

Artists resident in South Australia and working across all areas of arts practice are eligible to apply.  

Made in Adelaide:

Made in Adelaide aims to build on the strong presence of South Australian work in Edinburgh during its summer festival season. The first two years of the pilot project were delivered in 2016 and 2017, and have successfully introduced the Made in Adelaide brand into Edinburgh’s Festival Market and supported our artists to increase their profile and achieve some outstanding professional outcomes within and beyond the Fringe.

The aims this year are to amplify the existing offering and introduce a deeper focus on industry engagement while continuing to grow access and participation at the important Edinburgh marketplace for our local artists and companies.

Special activities hosted through the 2018 Made in Adelaide program will include networking, business and development opportunities for artists with producers, directors, other artists, government and business people.

These eligibility points apply generally across Arts South Australia's funding programs. Some programs also have specific requirements, which are detailed in the relevant sections of the website.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status and live, or be primarily located, in South Australia

The following applications are ineligible:

  • projects already completed, or due to be completed, before the commencement of the funding period. Funding will not be provided retrospectively
  • projects without professional arts outcomes, such as amateur productions, the self publication of literary works, fundraising, competitions, awards and prizes, as well as projects forming part of a course of study, including graduation activities
  • screen-based projects aimed at the cinema, film festivals or television, and media project with a purely commercial outcome. Some activity will be eligible when incorporated into projects in other artform areas. Speak to Arts South Australia if you are unsure
  • start-up business costs and the purchase of basic equipment. Speak to Arts South Australia if you are unsure
  • organisations currently in receipt of Arts South Australia's Arts Organisations funding should refer to the relevant pages for information on eligibility for other funding.

These criteria apply generally across Arts South Australia's funding programs. Some programs also have specific criteria, which are detailed in the relevant sections of the website.

Artistic merit may refer to:

  • innovation, originality, quality, creativity and ambition
  • the track record, creative achievement and skill of the artist or artists involved
  • the context in which the work is being undertaken
  • the potential contribution to the development of the art form
  • evidence of experimentation, risk taking and bravery.

Viability may refer to:

  • the planning and resources required to achieve the potential of the proposal
  • the ability of the applicant to meet the logistical challenges of the proposal
  • evidence of strong financial and operational management, including a realistic budget and timeline
  • evidence of additional resources and support, including other sources of income and in kind contributions.

Engagement may refer to:

  • the potential to grow audiences and their critical understanding of the art form
  • the development of new markets, locally, nationally and/or internationally
  • the development of new ways to engage with those markets
  • the potential to provide a broader range of people with opportunities to participate in arts experiences, through strategies that increase access, social inclusion and cultural diversity
  • evidence of deeper engagement with, and the involvement of, particular communities and/or audiences and the delivery of artistic benefits to them.

Development may refer to:

  • the development of artist and art form practice
  • the potential to enhance the skills and/or professional reputation of the applicant
  • the capacity to forge new pathways for artist and sector development
  • the capacity to develop new networks, collaborations and partnerships
  • the contribution to South Australia’s reputation as a centre of cultural leadership at a national and international level, and the resultant economic benefits

Application process:

  • Submit your proposal on the Made in Adelaide @ Edinburgh Fringe application form. Download the form here.
  •  Email the completed form to by 9am, Tuesday, 3 April 2018.
  • Applications will be assessed by members of the Made in Adelaide programming committee and selection will be based upon artistic quality and viability of the project
  • Successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding agreement with Arts South Australia.

All South Australian artists presenting in Edinburgh are able to access the Made in Adelaide branding and marketing regardless of the success of this application.

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Sandra Naulty
Senior Industry and Research Officer
Email Address:
(08) 8463 5445