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As one of the world’s leading arts festivals, not many know that Adelaide Festival is also a registered charity. As such, your very generous support helps the Festival deliver an outstanding, world-class program each year.

Finding the funds required to achieve all our ambitions, whilst keeping the festival accessible to everyone is a real challenge. The vital support from individuals, trusts, foundations and corporate organisations goes a long way to bridge the gap. We depend on you, our committed audience members, to help us continue presenting inspiring work of the highest artistic rigour. Your support helps us commission new work from leading writers and composers and allows us to bring the world’s most exciting companies, performers, directors and creatives to Adelaide.

Philanthropy is a gift. Join our Benefactor Program and enjoy the gift of giving.

As an Adelaide Festival Benefactor you will be part of an important group of donors who not only contribute significantly to a range of Festival initiatives, but you will also help us offer broader access through our Youth & Education Program, our Access Programs and keeping Adelaide Writers' Week free for all.

Benefactors are invited to a range of events and get-togethers throughout the year. These include: an invitation for two to the Program Launch, regular Festival updates, and invitations to two exclusive Benefactor events.

Platinum Benefactor $100,000 and over
Gold Benefactor $50,000 - $99,999
Silver Benefactor $10,000 - $49,999
Program Benefactor $5,000 - $9,999
Associate Benefactor $2,000 - $4,999
Festival Benefactor $500 - $1,999

For more information please contact our Philanthropy Manager, Bernadette Woods on or 08 8216 4487.