Coming together to strengthen regional South Australia
Our Art Centres are welcoming and accessible hubs at the heart of the community. Our doors are open and through our Annual Appeal you can invite a member of the community to collect their ticket to a remarkable cultural experience.
This year, through the generous action of a passionate arts supporter all gifts received for Tickets on Us Annual Appeal will be matched up to the value of $5,000.
Your gift will reach twice as far to help young people access the arts in their local area. Make a donation today.
Finding strength in art to pursue your passions
Growing up in a country town in a family that loved the theatre, Aislynn Everett, 18, was naturally drawn to the Northern Festival Centre.
It was a welcoming space full of anticipation and excitement. Little did she know it would lead her to an impassioned career path.
“I remember when I was really little going and watching movies there and just absolutely loving it,” she says. “Walking in now the smell of the popcorn is just super nostalgic for me.”
"Northern Festival Centre community really encouraged me to keep performing and expressing myself” - Aislynn
At Country Arts SA we believe access to the arts is a universal right and that all regional South Australians deserve a life rich in arts and culture. We have been delivering rewarding art experiences for all ages and interests for over 25 years.
However, many low income regional South Australians are not able to attend arts and cultural experiences due to financial hardship and will often miss out on experiencing professional productions, even with our commitment to keeping prices as low as possible.
Our Tickets on us program invites you to help bring the magic of live and original theatre, music, dance, comedy and visual arts to those who would otherwise miss out.
Six disadvantaged families and 15 students from a regional high school attended a performance from Gravity and Other Myths in April 2019 as part of our Tickets on us program. One family said that:
“We were so grateful for the opportunity as we don’t get to see live shows because of the cost. To see my children in awe was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had”.
By making a gift today, not only are you contributing to the wellbeing and positive experience of children and families in regional South Australia, but your support helps to build the next generation of art audiences, enthusiasts and perhaps even budding young art markers.
Your gift, no matter the size, will make a difference!