Funding opportunities : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Funding opportunities

Dunedin Fringe offers Artist Grants (NZ Artists Only)  

Applications are now open! 

Get prepared by reading our Dunedin Fringe Artist Grant Application Guide, and fill in your application form HERE!

  • Applications close Friday 6 September 
  • Artist Grants Announced Friday 20 September                   

About Dunedin Fringe Artist Grants:   

Two pools of funding are available this year. The process is concurrent and identical, although you will be asked to identify which pool you are applying for.

  • General Pool ($20,000). Any artist, working in any art-form, who mets the criteria can apply to this fund. Successful grants generally range from between $500 and $2000.
  • Otago / Southland Theatre pool ($15,000). This supplementary funding has been provided by Creative NZ to support the community most affected by the closure of the Fortune Theatre and therefore has more limited eligibility. There is no indicative funding band and the panel will consider requests for funding of up to $15,000. Applicants for this pool will be asked if they would also like to be considered for the general pool i.e. you may receive a grant from the general pool even if you are unsuccessful in the Otago / Southland Theatre pool.

Other Funding opportunities for your Fringe 2020 Show:

There are a variety of funding organisations that support creative projects and events. If you fit within their funding criteria, then it’s worth putting in an application. Talk to someone from the organisation first to check you fit the funding eligibility and to discuss the criteria.  Check out our guide for other funding opportunities

About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350