Lighting up Fringe World

Hands up if you’ve sat in The Woodside Pleasure Garden on a balmy summer night, surrounded by a buzzing atmosphere - smells wafting from food trucks, fairy lights twinkling above and roaming performers gliding past, and thought “why can’t this last all summer, or all year?”

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Why can’t this last all summer, or all year?

Each summer, Perth is submersed in the weird, wacky and funny, with plenty of ‘I’ll cover my eyes…but still peek through my fingers’ moments. There’s nothing quite like it.

Since establishment in 2011, FRINGE WORLD has skyrocketed Perth to the world stage, becoming the third largest Fringe Festival in the world (in terms of attendance) and our State’s most attended event.

The annual FRINGE WORLD Impact Report shows that a huge range of people engage with the annual event, including a mainstream audience who don't often attend arts or cultural events. And that in a nutshell is what is so special about FRINGE WORLD and why Lotterywest has supported the event since it began, providing over $8.6 million in grants from 2011 to 2020.

Every time you play Lotterywest games, you help support artists like Barbie-Q and Kinetica. In the 2017-18 financial year alone, $260 million was given back to WA’s communities. This giving spreads out to make an already great lifestyle in this state, greater.

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Lotterywest’s purpose to build a better Western Australia together has never been more relevant.

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Towards educational toys and resources which will support the early years development of children in Gosnells.

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Towards the 2018 Meeka Outback Festival, a major annual community celebration for the Mid West region.


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Every year we give grants to Western Australian community organisations who provide services, support and inspiration to make this already great state, greater. If you think you’re one of those, click below to find out how to apply.

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