Support the arts leaders of tomorrow

There’s nothing like learning on the job. That’s why we give young South Australians with a passion for the arts the opportunity to ignite their careers in a professional setting on a global stage.

Your donation will help create active learning and career development opportunities within the arts sector for the arts leaders of tomorrow. Support our programs and contribute to a bright future for the arts in SA. Who knows? Your generosity could help launch the next exceptional performer, marketing manager or costume designer.

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Your donation can help support:

Adelaide Guitar Festival Classical Competition

The Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition is the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere and provides career-launching opportunities for talented young guitarists from around the world. The Foundation provides fantastic prizes for the competition.

2021 Winner: Pavel Ralev
2021 Second Place: Ziggy Johnston
2021 Third Pace: Clancy McLeod


GreenRoom Advocacy Program

The Greenroom Advocacy Program can help young adults get hands-on industry experience in all aspects of Adelaide Festival Centre operations. Successful applicants have the opportunity to work on a range of arts projects while being mentored by professional arts staff. From marketing, publicity, programming and production to backstage help and more.  Adelaide Festival Centre is passionate about providing the right pathways and supporting young adults to explore a career within the arts. Our Advocates alumni have gone on to land themselves jobs here at the Adelaide Festival Centre and all over the world!


Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship


This year’s scholarship winner was Port Lincoln student Charlee Watt who performed at the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June. Since 2016, regional students in Year 10 and 11 have been given the opportunity to apply for the Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship. The recipients of the scholarship participate in the Class of Cabaret program culminating in a group performance during the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Each scholarship assists with travel, accommodation, private vocal tuition, and a SACE teacher to guide each student through assessments to achieve SACE Community Studies Stage 1 or Creative Arts Stage 2 accreditation by the conclusion of the program. Applications for the 2022 Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship are now open. 

Donate today and you will help ensure access to the arts for everyone, all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.