Although our 2020 Adelaide Fringe was largely unaffected by the mass shutdowns brought about by the coronavirus, artists have been facing a tough time since festival season ended.
With nationwide bans on large gatherings in place for the foreseeable future, artists, promoters and festival organisers have been looking for ways to get audiences out-and-about again (without leaving the house, of course).
Enter Adelaide FringeVIEW, a completely online version of our beloved Fringe Festival.
The platform will be opened up to local and international artists with audiences able to buy tickets to shows that they can watch from their lounge room.
All proceeds will go directly to artists with no registration or ticketing fees.
Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said that the arts industry needs new ideas to tackle the crisis.
“We are truly heartbroken to see so many livelihoods impacted but together we can continue to support and connect artists and audiences from around the world during a time where isolation is the new norm,” Ms Croall said in a statement.
Adelaide FringeVIEW launches to the general public on Friday May 1 and its pilot season will run for the month of May.