Awards

The Sydney Fringe are always working to secure avenues for our artists to tour their work, ensuring productions have a life beyond our festival, and to create additional professional development opportunities. Our awards program provides stand out shows with a range of these opportunities

2022 Awards

Touring Partnership Awards:
Exchange award programs with Fringe Festivals around Australia and the world offer our independent artists touring possibilities with financial and logistical support, as well as bringing stand-out independent work to Sydney that may otherwise not have the means to tour here.
Our award partnerships include:
SYNZ Award presented with New Zealand Fringe Festival (March Festival)
Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award (October Festival)
Fringe World Tour Read Award (Perth, January Festival)
Brighton Fringe Tour Ready Award (May Festival)
San Diego International Fringe Tour Ready Award (June Festival)
Anywhere Festival (Brisbane, May Festival)

And for the first time in 2022 we will present the Hollywood Fringe Tour Ready Award (June Festival).

Professional Development Awards:
A suite of awards facilitating continued professional development, these awards provide funds and resources for outstanding artists to continue developing their show or their craft.

NIDA Theatre Making Awards – provide individual artists with professional development opportunities through NIDA’s open programme, and are presented to artists in five categories:
Writer
Director
Designer
Outstanding Actor
Emerging Artist