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Celebrating the impact of your giving in 2023

Thursday, 30 November 2023
4 min read
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The incredible support of our donors is the driving force behind the achievements of Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

We are thrilled to unveil Impact, a comprehensive reflection showcasing this year's achievements, and illustrating the profound impact of our donors' contributions to Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation over the past 12 months. The unwavering support of our donors has been instrumental in shaping a vibrant arts scene in South Australia during Adelaide Festival Centre's 50th Year in 2023. 

Together we achieved $1,031,291 in donations from 3990 donors (including 3176 new donors) from a total of 4256 gifts.

Impact offers insights into the areas your support has influenced in 2023, including:

  • Access and Inclusion: creating inclusive arts experiences for schools and communities requiring additional support.
  • Education: nurturing creative learning opportunities for schools and young individuals.
  • Emerging Artists: fostering the development and growth of up-and-coming artists, ensuring continued sector expansion.
  • Career Development: empowering arts professionals to enhance their skills and contribute to the mentorship and education of a new generation of talent.
  • Commissioning New Work: supporting the creation, adaptation, and presentation of performances that captivate audiences.
  • Collection: conserving, digitising and exhibiting the Performing Arts Collections that contribute to our cultural heritage.

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation has supported a range of projects including:

The Fig Tree

A new work-in-progress musical by multi-talented artist, Gillian Cosgriff. Over five days, Gillian workshopped selected scenes, before showcasing them to a live audience. 

Gillian Cosgriff, The Fig Tree

Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship

Enables a regional student in years 10 or 11 to take part in the Class of Cabaret program, which culminates in a performance outcome during Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

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Digitising the Performing Arts Collection

The digitisation will enable greater access to the collection for a wide range of audiences, providing a unique opportunity to comprehensively survey over a hundred drama costumes.

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Adelaide Guitar Festival Free Talks

A series of free artist talks with guest speakers and presenters who discussed a wide range of ideas, music and issues facing the music industry.

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Indian Classical Dance Workshops

This engaging, in-school cultural dance opportunity for OzAsia Festival allowed five schools across South Australia to learn about Bharathanatyam, India’s most popular classical dance form.   

Dance workshop Allenby Gardens Primary School Credit Shaun Li

Your philanthropic support is vital to the success of Adelaide Festival Centre, and we invite you to explore Impact and read more about the tangible difference our donors have made this year.

Download and read Impact now:

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation

Support our next 50 years of Adelaide Festival Centre and help us revolutionise the future of the arts in South Australia.

All donations will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the Pamela and Ian Wall Performing Arts Initiative.

Children engaging in Fluffy, a free show at DreamBIG Children's Festival 2023

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