Partner With Us

In 1982, a small collaborative of artists decided to change the cultural landscape of Melbourne by starting a festival that would include, represent and promote the spirit of artistic innovation and experimentation that makes our city great. Fast forward to the present day and Melbourne Fringe stands tall as Melbourne’s longest running, bravest and most popular arts festival, boasting a community of more than 330,000 fully engaged, socially aware young people.

None of this would have been possible without our partners. In 2009, Melbourne Fringe won the Australia Business Arts Foundation’s Marsh Partnering Award, in recognition of our stupendous partnership with Yarra Trams, which resulted two years later in the 2011 Tourism Victoria Award for Best Major Event or Festival. Yes, we beat the tennis, the Grand Prix and everyone else. In 2015, we even garnered the Melbourne Award for contribution to profile. So, you know, literally putting Melbourne on the map. Just saying.

We’ve got the Holy Grail demographics everyone lusts after. Half our audience are highly educated, gainfully employed, socially invested Melburnians under 35, from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We’re the one of most innovative arts festival in Australia, so aligning your brand with ours guarantees clever, creative engagement and involvement in our unique media coverage. Targeted exposure, too, and if you want to tailor the benefits to your objectives, we’re happy to oblige. The Fringe is flexible and open to ideas. That’s our reputation, built on 35 years of creative adventure.

Partnership benefits include:

  • Branding and acknowledgement
  • Advertising and exposure
  • Activations
  • Media and publicity
  • Hospitality packages

For facts and stats, download our Festival Report

There are various levels of partnership options available that can include a range of benefits and leveraging opportunities depending on your objectives.

For more information on partnering with Melbourne Fringe, contact our Abby Elisha or phone 03 9660 9600.