Applications are open for The Broome Fringe Festival Artist Development Fund

Artists, performers and musicians of all genres, styles and experience are invited to apply for KAN’s Artist Development Fund.

The Kimberley is a wildly creative place with an amazing heritage of successful artists, performers, music and communities.

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The Artist Development Fund invites project submissions for the 2023 Broome Fringe Festival.

The Broome Fringe Festival celebrates the grassroots creative community of the Broome area and offers an opportunity for our artists to showcase their work to local and visitor audiences at the beginning of the dry season.

Artists from the Broome region are invited to complete the application and budget before 11 November.

Key documents

The Application Form is here. The rollout process and the Project Guidelines are below

A subcommittee will select the project and then KAN collaborates to raise philanthropic funds through the Australian Cultural Fund. Collecting funds through the ACF means that donors are offered a tax-free way to support our regional artists.

The finished project will be showcased during the 2023 Broome Fringe Festival.

In 2022 KAN launched the Artist Development Fund as a pilot program with Jacky Cheng.

KAN and Jacky worked together and raised the required funds to allow Jacky to showcase her ongoing project ‘The Dance of Kigami and Kami-Ito‘ at the old Sailmakers Shed during the Art Trail long weekend.

This inspired KAN to support the fund as an annual activity and drive the development new creative works from our amazing Kimberley artists and to reach new audiences.

For more information, contact Clancy McDowell at