The Anthony Steel Adelaide Festival Centre Fellowship

If you are passionate about arts and culture and would like to work in the arts, the Adelaide Festival Centre has a rare opportunity just for you. 

For the second year running the Adelaide Festival Centre is offering a 12 month Fellowship in programming and marketing to a pro-active individual, determined to develop a career in the arts.

Belle Hammond, the first Fellow of the program, is about to complete her Fellowship in October and in reflection of her time at the Adelaide Festival Centre says… “There’s no other arts centre like this in South Australia. It’s been hugely valuable to work on large scale productions and benefit from the experience of the Festival Centre staff. I’ve been able to meet and work with some of the arts industry’s most important people, locally and nationally. And, the Fellowship is something people really take notice of. I guess because I’ve been recognised as a ‘future arts leader,’ people want to help you succeed.”

Looking ahead, the successful applicant of the Fellowship will have the opportunity to learn and experience many of the aspects that make up the programming, marketing, audience development and production functions of an arts organisation. There will also be the opportunity to further develop vital creative and networking skills, critical in the arts.
The Fellow will be expected to assist in developing further the Festival Centre’s link between education and practical experience, while also fostering the interface between students and the arts industry locally and even internationally.

There will be specific projects to undertake that will contribute to the Festival Centre’s objectives; to be the creative centre of a creative city and state and to increasingly attract more artists and audiences to the Adelaide Festival Centre by re-imaging and re-activating the Centre’s position as the creative heart for the performing arts on a State, National and International basis. The Fellowship will also provide the opportunity to showcase skills and improve chances of future employment.
Applicants will be assessed according to their academic achievement, qualifications, experience and the value they are likely to bring to the organisation.
This exciting opportunity has been made possible thanks to the generous donations to the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation by Foundation Patrons, to help foster creativity and to provide a stepping-stone for our future arts industry leaders.

For those interested, some advice from the current Fellow Belle Hammond:- “You have to be motivated and curious to get the most out of the Fellowship. It can be very easy to treat it just like any other job. But there are so many exciting things happening at the Adelaide Festival Centre at the moment that if you really get involved you can leave with a very diverse portfolio of work.”

The Position Description is available on the Adelaide Festival Centre’s website on
Enquiries can be directed to Mary-Anne O’Leary on 8216 8572 by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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