Mission Statement

FESTIVALS ADELAIDE has been established as the peak industry body representing Adelaide’s 10 major arts and cultural festivals to establish Adelaide as the festival capital of Australia.

Festivals Adelaide will:

  • Promote the arts and cultural festivals as integral to South Australia and to vitality of Adelaide’s City Centre;
  • Act as a collective strategic voice on key issues;
  • Work collaboratively to leverage the collective impact of the member festivals locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Contribute to the development and stimulation of arts and culture in South Australia;
  • Ensure all stakeholders including government, corporate business, media and the general public recognise the key contribution of Adelaide’s festivals to the quality of life and the economic, social and cultural well-being of South Australia.

In any civilized community the arts must occupy a central place”

The Hon. Gough Whitlam AC QC
At the opening of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s new public spaces, 1992