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Applications for the 2017/2018 Event and Festival Sponsorship Program open on Friday 3 March 2017 and close on Thursday 13 April 2017.

This is the only opportunity to apply for sponsorship funding for events and festivals to be held between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

Biennial events, currently in their off-year, are also invited to apply for funding at this time.

The purpose of the City of Adelaide Sponsorship Program is to provide financial support to eligible groups and organisations to assist in the staging of events and festivals that support the outcomes of the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

Funding Categories

The Sponsorship Program has two funding categories that are designed to provide tangible benefits for the City and its communities.

Category 1 - Major Sponsorship

Funding is provided to select sponsorship partners for high profile major events in recognition of the significant economic benefit and vibrancy they bring to the City of Adelaide. Applicants seeking funding under this category must have received Council funding for at least 7 consecutive years at a level greater than $100,000 per annum.

Funding is committed for three years and is bound by a triennial funding agreement. Agreements will be reviewed and amended each year.

Applications will only be accepted every three years.

Please note this category is not available in 2017/2018.

Category 2 - Festival and Event Sponsorship

Funding is provided to events and festivals for up to 3 years.

Applications will only be accepted once a year.

Successful applicants will recieve minimum $5,000 funding.

Note for Multicultural Festivals and Events

Small community based multicultural events and festivals are required to apply for funding under the Arts and Cultural Grants Program – Community Programs and Events Category.

Large scale multicultural festivals and events should apply for funding under the Sponsorship Program – Festival and Event Sponsorship Category.

Please contact the Sponsorship Advisor if you are unsure which program is best suited to your event/festival.

Applying for the 2017/2018 Event and Festival Sponsorship Program

Prior to applying

Applicants must read the Sponsorship Guidelines prior to applying. 

These guidelines cover:

  • What type of project might be funded?
  • Who can apply?
  • What will NOT be funded?
  • What is the application process?
  • Notification and Payment
  • Reporting and Acquittals
  • How will Sponsorship applications be assessed?
  • More information

Applicants are also encouraged to refer to the following City of Adelaide documents prior to submitting an application:

If you are using an outdoor public space for your event/festival (eg Park Lands, square, street) you are required to make a tentative booking prior to submitting your sponsorship application. CLICK HERE for conditions, fees and the application form. If the City of Adelaide endorses your application for funding, you are responsible for confirming your venue booking and for all infrastructure required to hold your event or activity.

Important dates for the Sponsorship Program

3 March 2017  Sponsorship applications open (one round only)
13 April 2017  Sponsorship applications close 5.00pm
April-June 2017 Applications assessed
June 2017 Funding recommendations presented to Council for endorsement
July 2017 Applicants notified of funding request outcome

How to apply

Two hard copies of your application form must be lodged. Applicants must also keep a copy of their application for future reference. 

The Sponsorship Application Form and Guidelines are available to download via the links below:

Completed applications can be mailed to:

Paula Stankiewicz

Sponsorship Advisor

City of Adelaide

GPO Box 2252

Adelaide SA 5001

or deliver in person


Paula Stankiewicz

Sponsorship Advisor

Customer Service Centre

City of Adelaide

25 Pirie Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Late, emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Applications can be lodged until 5.00pm on the closing date.

ACC Sponsored Events - 2016-2017 Successful Applicants 



Adelaide Festival Centre Trust

2016 Adelaide Guitar Festival 

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust

2016 OzAsia Festival

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust

2017 dreamBIG Children's Festival

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust

2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Festival Corporation

2017 Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival of Ideas Inc

2016 Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Adelaide Fringe Inc

2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival

Adelaide Horse Trials Management Inc

2016 Australian International 3 Day Event

Australian Indonesian Association of SA

2016 INDOfest-Adelaide

Carols by Candlelight SA Inc

2016 Carols by Candlelight

Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia Inc

2017 Lunar New Year Street Party

Feast Festival Incorporated

2016 Feast Festival

GIVE Foundation

2016 Vegan Festival

Glendi Greek Festival Incorporated

2016 Glendi Greek Festival

SA Living Artists Inc

2016 SALA Festival

SATC - Events South Australia

2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival

SATC - Events South Australia

2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant

SATC - Events South Australia

2017 Santos Tour Down Under

SATC - Events South Australia

2016 Tasting Australia

Sporting Car Club of SA Incorporated

2016 Adelaide Motor Festival

Team AvCon Incorporated

2016 Adelaide Motor sport Festival

Tennis Australia

2017 World Tennis Challenge

The Motor Sport Group

2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Transitions Film Festival Ltd

2017 Adelaide Transitions Film Festival

WOMADdelaide Foundation

2017 WOMADelaide

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