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How to Apply

About the Peace Foundation Award


  • To recognise an artist(s) whose work aligns with the objectives of the Peace Foundation
  • To recognise an artwork of excellence that is innovative and experimental
  • To encourage artistic expression in human rights, social justice, and environmental sustainability

Winner will receive: 

$1000 and a Statuette


The Peace Foundation Award is open to all Fringe artists who promote human rights, social justice, and environmental sustainability through their work. By being part of the Adelaide Fringe Awards, The Peace Foundation is able to support artists whose work aligns with the objectives of The Peace Foundation and at the same time furthers their commitment to experimentation, excellence, and innovation in the arts.


All registered Fringe artists are invited to self-nominate for the Peace Foundation Award thereby agreeing to the selection criteria and conditions outlined below.

Selection Criteria


Artwork must be in accord with one or more of the following of the Peace Foundation Objectives. The Objectives of the Association are to promote literature, music, performing arts, visual arts, craft, design, film, video, television, radio, community arts, Aboriginal arts and movable cultural heritage that relate to human rights, social justice, and environmental sustainability by:-

  • Promoting and educating the public on peace and justice at family, community and international level;
  • Promoting and educating the public on the reduction of injustice, racial tension, oppression
    and discrimination;
  • Increasing the understanding and cooperation between political, racial and ethnic groups;
  • Supporting the rights of indigenous peoples to economic self-determination;
  • Promoting and educating the public on the care of the environment;
  • Supporting oppressed people to control the environment for their daily needs;
  • Promoting and educating the public on ecologically sustainable development;

All registered artists at the Adelaide Fringe in all categories are eligible for the award.

In accordance with eligibility as outlined above, the artwork will also be assessed on the following:

  • Engagement – Audience and or Critical Response
  • Clarity of artistic vision
  • Fringe Factor
  • Demonstration of how the award will contribute financially toward the continued life of the artwork (through future performances or exhibitions), although not required, would be considered favourable.

Selection Process

The Peace Foundation Management Committee will appoint a Peace Foundation Award Sub-Committee which includes professional industry representatives. Based on the selection criteria, the role of the Sub-Committee is to shortlist applicants, view artworks and select an award winner. Sub-Committee members must declare any conflict of interest and not be part of the selection process of artworks with which they have an affiliation.

Shortlisted applicants will be posted on www.adelaidefringe.com.au and www.artspeacefoundation.org no later than early March 2020.   The Peace Foundation Award Sub-Committee will select a winner from the shortlist.

The Peace Foundation Sub-Committee decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Peace Foundation Sub-Committee is not required to discuss the reasons for their decisions or give feedback on specific artworks.

The winner will be announced at the Fringe Awards Ceremony.


  • The presenter agrees to allocate complimentary tickets to the Peace Foundation Sub-Committee across the season, excluding preview performances and any performances taking place after 6.00pm on 13 March 2020. The presenter will bear the cost of complimentary ticket fees.
  • Any documentation requested must be correctly submitted in order to be considered for the award.
  • The Peace Foundation requires acknowledgment in future marketing material of the winning artwork for a period up to twelve months, this may include information about the award, the Peace Foundation logo and/or the Peace Foundation website address as provided by The Peace Foundation.
  • The Peace Foundation reserves the right not to fund any of the submissions presented in a particular year if it does not meet selection criteria.
  • All applications to be submitted online, no applications will be accepted by mail.

How to apply

Applying for the Peace Foundation Award involves the submission of an online application form and supporting material.

2020 Fringe Festival Round:

  1. Submissions open 8 December 2019
  2. Submissions close on the 2 February 2020
  3. Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an application.

Applicants must include the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Contact details for two (2) referees
  3. Up to two pages of any relevant supporting material. All supporting material should be clearly labeled.

Some applicants may also be invited to make an application.

Online Application Form 

Peace Foundation Award Application – Word doc

Peace Foundation Award Application – PDF

For any further information, please direct inquiries to contact@artspeacefoundation.org or call (08) 8267 3915