The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation aim to ignite a passion for the arts in every South Australian child, through performances and programs created especially for them. Funded by donations, these programs impact thousands of children each year, providing life-changing experiences and nurturing our talents of the future. We need your support to keep them going.
We know that sometimes financial or geographic circumstances present barriers to participation in the arts. Your donation can help us remove the barriers, giving young people extraordinary arts experiences, regardless of circumstance, while helping to secure a vibrant arts future for SA.
Your donation can help support:
In 2022, Adelaide Festival Centre will be host to Children's Artspace: a place for all children, students, and families to come and share ideas and engage in art created by South Australian children.
With a brand-new exhibition for each school term, Children's Artspace provides a safe space for discussions around important issues and big topics facing the kids of today. Artists for the four exhibitions in 2022 have been selected with the assistance of Adelaide Central School of Art from their pool of graduates.
Children's Artspace's first exhibition is Kaleidoscope: Playing with Colour. Guided by South Australian artist Ruby Chew in an exhibition curated by Alice Dilger, students from Hackham West School and Keller Road Primary School have created an exhibition of artworks that will come together, complete with painting and sculptural elements.
Every school holidays we bring together the best dance, theatre and vocal instructors to teach participants in all areas of the performing arts. These specialised workshops and masterclasses are for 8-16 year-olds and have a focus on developing confidence, communication and leadership skills. The Foundation offers scholarships or subsidies to young people who would not normally have the opportunity to participate in arts learning due to financial or remote location reasons.
Grace is a grade seven student living in the Riverland and is a very grateful recipient of our Foundation On Stage Subsidy for geographically disadvantaged students.
“I was so excited when I found out I would be doing what I love and what I want to do when I leave school. The techniques and knowledge that I received from these amazing professionals are tools that I can use throughout my performing career. I love that I was surrounded by kids who also have a strong passion for performance.” - Grace, July 2019 On Stage Subsidy recipient.
Artists In Schools Program
Our Artist in Schools program is a hands-on experience for students from category 1-4 schools. In 2020 Playford International College and Craigmore High School students worked together to create their own song with the guidance of artist mentor and Barkindji woman, Nancy Bates.
The Equity Tix program allows school students to access tickets to Adelaide Festival Centre events either free or at a greatly discounted rate. This program targets category 1-4 schools as these are the children who are least likely to have the opportunity to experience the wonder and magic of live theatre performance.
Donate today and you will help ensure access to the arts for everyone, all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.