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Become A Member

Membership in Festival City ADL is a commitment to grow and future proof the impact and leading position of South Australia’s festival sector. Whether you are a local council, festival business, supplier, or individual, there are many ways to get involved and contribute to a rising tide that lifts all boats.

Festival City Adelaide exists to ensure that the policy and business environment in South Australia is conducive to a continuously improving and flourishing festival and event industry.

Across all levels of government, business, academia, suppliers, and the broader public, we work to amplify the positive impacts delivered by the industry.

Whether you are an arts & culture, food & wine, educational, community, multicultural, sporting event, or something in between, we’re here to support and bolster the industry — all across South Australia.

Our objectives are clear. We aim to:

  • mitigate costs by leveraging economies of scale,
  • increase access to high-quality and industry standard support mechanisms (specialised and bespoke advice, training, cooperative models), and
  • amplify a unified industry voice across all levels of festivals and events, from state to council funded, non-profit to commercial, major to community based.

Explore membership options below.

The Benefit of Collaboration

We drive collaboration that enables our members to share, leverage, and expand resources, capacity, expertise, and networks.

The Benefit of a United Voice

We empower members to achieve common goals and drive positive industry change with one unified voice to government.

The Benefit of Mutuality

We foster a sense of shared purpose, responsibility, and cooperation. Together with our members, we drive resilience within the industry for mutual benefit.

The Benefit of Centrality

We act as a repository for industry news, policy advice, and resources. We enhance information flow, improve access to information, and support sector development.

Our Programs

Festival City Adelaide runs a suite of strategic initiatives that support the sector in realising its impact goals.

Membership Options

Connect

$3,000 /year

$250/month or $3000/year

ADVOCACY

  • Member interests represented at key advocacy meetings, committees, and formal submissions to government.
  • Advocacy and industry updates such as changes to policy, legislation, regulations.
  • Opportunity to attend and provide input to an Annual Advocacy Agenda.
  • Voting rights in Festival City ADL Board Elections.
  • Opportunity to run for position on Festival City ADL Board.

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT

  • Complimentary access to the Festival City ADL Industry Newsletter.
  • Complimentary access to the Festival City ADL Public Newsletter.
  • Member discounts to our Industry Networking Events.

FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY | SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Centralised job directory to streamline communications about employment in our industry, and across the whole of industry.
  • Complimentary access to Festival HQ, up-to-date resources and information to support festival businesses.  
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Amplify

$5,400 /year

$450/month or $5400/year

ALL CONNECT BENEFITS, PLUS:

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT

  • Member discounts to our Annual Policy Summit.
  • Access to our Focus Groups (Marketing & Publicity; Philanthropy & Development, Volunteer Management; Education, Training & Skills; Sustainability).

FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY | SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Member discounts to our annual suite of upskilling and training courses.
  • Complimentary access to the Festival Intern and Volunteer Network, including access to over 2500 volunteers registered with our volunteering program.
  • Complimentary access to industry research, data collection toolkits, templates, and evaluation support. Complimentary access to our state-wide supplier and festival location directory.

SERVICES

  • Complimentary access to Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard and Quality Business Accreditations.
  • Complimentary promotion of your festival on our Festival City ADL digital app and through our exclusive CityGuide partnership.
  • Complimentary promotion on our website and social media, including the opportunity to be profiled in our quarterly public newsletter.
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Lead

$7,800 year

$650/month or $7800/year

ALL CONNECT & AMPLIFY BENEFITS, PLUS:

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT

  • Opportunity to participate in our Festival:Business Connect program, which brings business and festival leaders together to interrogate strategic growth opportunities. 
  • Complimentary invitation to Festival City ADL’s Leadership Breakfasts held 4 to 6 times annually. These prestigious events provide a platform for leaders in the South Australian festival industry to convene, exchange ideas, address opportunities and challenges, and keep our political leaders updated with valuable insights.
  • Complimentary tickets to key events including, but not limited to, the Annual Policy Summit, Annual Festival Boards Forum, FCA Chairs Roundtable and advocacy events.
  • Opportunity to host Festival City ADL events.

FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY | SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Opportunity to shape strategic data and research projects pertaining to economic, social, educational, development, and cultural impacts.

SERVICES

  • Exclusive discounts and offers from Festival City ADL partners, across marketing, business development, insurance and more.
  • Complimentary specialist support provided in the areas of Environmental Sustainability, Volunteer Management, and Workplace Wellbeing.
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Partnership Options

Local Councils

POA /year

Amplify your local council’s pivotal role in fostering the vibrancy of the festival and events sector. We recognise the invaluable contribution local councils make to our community, with their steadfast support of numerous activities around South Australia.

ADVOCACY

  • We represent interests of the festivals and events sector in crucial advocacy meetings, committees, and in formal submissions to the government. Your input helps drive policies that support the flourishing festival and events sector, which, in turn, enriches the community.

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT

  • Stay actively engaged with complimentary access to our industry events, which provide a platform for leaders in the South Australian festival industry to convene, exchange ideas, address opportunities and challenges, and keep our political leaders updated with valuable insights. These include, but are not limited to our Annual Policy Summit, Festival Boards Forum, and Leadership Breakfasts. Enhance your Council’s visibility and engagement with the opportunity to host Festival City ADL industry events as well.

FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY | SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Access a centralised job directory to facilitate the growth of community activities, enhancing your Council’s outreach. Contribute to the Festival HQ, and support your local council events with up-to-date resources and information. With this membership, access is also provided to our Festival Volunteer and Internship Networks.
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Business & Suppliers

POA /year

Unlock new opportunities for your business with a Festival City ADL Membership. Our membership offers a wide range of benefits tailored to support your contribution to the festival industry.

ADVOCACY

  • As a member, your interests are at the forefront. We represent you at crucial advocacy meetings, committees, and in formal submissions to the government. Stay informed about policy, legislation, and regulations changes through our industry updates. Plus, you’ll have the chance to shape the industry’s future by providing input into our Annual Advocacy Agenda.

EVENTS & ENGAGEMENT

  • Enjoy complimentary access to the Festival City ADL Industry Newsletter and receive member discounts for our exclusive Industry Networking Events.

FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY | SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Access a centralised job directory for streamlined communication on employment within our industry and beyond. Stay ahead with free access to Festival HQ, providing up-to-date resources and information to support your festival business. Join us today to be part of a thriving festival industry.
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Industry Associations

POA /year

By uniting together, industry associations and peak bodies can collectively strengthen and amplify each other’s voices, working smarter for their constituents. Join us to explore the mutual benefits and collaboration opportunities that we can engage in.

AMPLIFIED ADVOCACY

  • Unite for a stronger impact. Collaborate with us to represent your industry’s interests in vital advocacy meetings, committees, and formal submissions to the government. Together, we’ll navigate policy changes, legislative updates, and regulations that impact your sector. Contribute your insights and expertise to our Annual Advocacy Agenda to shape the industry’s future.

EXPANDED NETWORKING

  • Leverage a vast network in the festival and events sector with complimentary access to our Industry Newsletter and access to Industry Networking Events. Connect with leaders, share ideas, and address opportunities and challenges at our exclusive forums and strategic industry events.
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Individual Options

Volunteer Member

$75 /year

This tier of membership is tailored for volunteers looking to hone their skills and access complimentary training tailored to the festivals and events industry.

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary access to the Festival City ADL Newsletters.
  • Complimentary access to industry training designed for volunteers, including:
    • First Aid,
    • Navigating Difficult Situations,
    • Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity.
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Young Professional Member

$150 /year

This tier of membership is tailored for students and emerging professionals seeking to build their connections and experience in festivals and events.

Benefits include:

  • Member interests represented at key advocacy meetings, committees, and formal submissions to government.
  • Advocacy and industry updates such as changes to policy, legislation, regulations.
  • Complimentary access to the Festival City ADL Newsletters. 
  • Complimentary access to our Industry Networking Events. 
  • Member discounts to our annual Policy Summit.
  • Access to Young Professionals Network.
  • Access to our Industry Jobs Directory.
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Champion Member

$300 /year

This tier of membership is tailored for individuals, who support the mission of Festival City Adelaide and want to make a personal contribution to its cause.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to run for a position on the Festival City ADL Board, as an independent director. 
  • Member interests represented at key advocacy meetings, committees, and formal submissions to government.
  • Advocacy and industry updates such as changes to policy, legislation, regulations. 
  • Complimentary access to the Festival City ADL Newsletters.
  • Member discounts to our Industry Networking Events. 
  • Member discounts to our annual Policy Summit.
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