Art In Isolation

Le Vide, 2019 Image: Seiya Taguchi

From September to December The Sydney Fringe are providing a home and much needed funds to artist across Performance, Writing and Visual Art – helping to get artists back to work.

Art in Isolation lives in our headquarters at 5 Eliza Street Newtown thanks to our Sydney Fringe Donors and Government partner the Inner West Council. Over four months we are providing 18 artists with paid residencies to create work for our 2021 festival. This investment comes at a time when many independent artists have slipped through the cracks of Government support during the Covid crisis and are facing incredibly difficult times. It is an absolute honour to be able to provide them not only a safe space to create work in, but the means to do so.

The project is providing support to four playwrights, four visual artists, nine performing artists and one multi disciplinary video artist and is taking place from September-December 2020.

Two further residencies supporting artists to make pop-up/roving performances for outdoor spaces inspired by the places and stories of our Inner West are currently open for expressions of interest, to be in residence in early 2021.


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In The 5 Eliza Gallery, our Visual Artists have a range of Open Studios and exhibitions from October to December. Opening dates and hours below.