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A video messagefrom Neil and Rachel
"Our aim is to further break down the barriers that prevent people from participating in the Festival. For 2019, we’re focusing on improving and expanding our access programs, but we can't do it without your help." Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield AO, Artistic Directors
Philanthropic giving is a lifeline that underpins our artistic endeavour and plays a significant role in realising the ambition and vision of the Adelaide Festival.

We aim to make Adelaide Festival a celebration of diversity which brings all arts lovers together to create rich and meaningful experiences. We are proud of the many initiatives that we undertake to create access to the Festival whether it be free entry into Writers’ Week, heavily discounted or free tickets for disadvantaged students, workshops with Festival artists, access for people with a disability, live streaming of Writers’ Week sessions into libraries, nursing homes and schools and podcasts of Festival Forums, and more.

With your support, we can do so much more to:
  • create real impact in the lives of people of diverse backgrounds, age and those with a disability;
  • bring more of our work to the elderly and isolated;
  • increase opportunities for our young people to experience the arts; and
  • extend the educational impact of Festival artists’ presence in Adelaide through masterclasses and workshops.

  • These programs are costly to run and our Government support only goes so far in facilitating them. So we are asking for your support to meet the needs of all in our community and continue to improve and expand our access programs. This is why philanthropic support, no matter how big or small, is greatly valued and vital to our ongoing success.

    Ways you can contribute:

    General Donations
    Every donation makes a significant impact on the scale and ambition of each Adelaide Festival. All donations over $2 are fully tax deductable.

    Regular Donations
    Regular giving allows donors to make a monthly pledge and spread their tax-deductible donations over the course of a year.

    A bequest to the Adelaide Festival is a generous way for you to make a contribution with long term impact. Bequests to the Adelaide Festival, of any amount, can help expand our programs and strengthen our financial position as we plan for future festivals.

    Adelaide Festival Benefactors
    Benefactors are invited to align their contributions with specific outcomes, works and/or areas of interest (ie indigenous, education, new works, opera, visual arts, concerts, ballet). The Benefactor Program can be accessed from as little as $41 per month. Click here to know more about the program.

    Chairman Circle
    The Chairman’s Circle members directly support one prestigious international work in the Festival program and have access to exclusive networking and engagement opportunities with artists and writers during the Festival. Members of the Chairman’s Circle make an annual investment of $10,000, of which $8,000 is a tax-deductable donation. Click here to know more.

    For more information or to discuss your contribution, please email Bernadette Woods, Philanthropy Coordinator or call on 08 8216 4478.