July 2020

EVENT - What's Next for Live Music and the Arts; how does the industry survive and thrive?

Date: Wednesday 15 July
Time: 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Where: Webinar
Cost: $10

Having kept us indoors, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the music and arts industries. Join WOMAD co-founder, legendary Glastonbury booker and former Thinker in Residence, Martin Elbourne, as we discuss the social, cultural, political, and economic impacts of the pandemic on the live music and arts industries. What does the future hold?

Martin will be joined by leading South Australian arts figures:

Beck Pearce, Director, Office of Adelaide UNESCO City of Music
Rachel Healy, Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival
Rhana Devenport, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

Facilitated by Heather Croall, CEO and Artistic Director, Adelaide Fringe

Biographies available here

How can we work with communities to build new environments in which arts can thrive and be sustained? What is the role of the arts and music in the recovery? Book your tickets to find out!


A special thanks to Music Development Office and Arts South Australia for their support of this event.

2020 Homelessness Week Series

With housing issues at the forefront of people’s minds and unemployment levels rising, this year may be the most important Homelessness Week yet. In the midst of this global pandemic, and in lieu of our annual Homelessness Conference, we are facilitating a series of dynamic online articles, events and videos to ensure this important week continues to be highlighted.

There will be a special global focus with homelessness expert, Dr Nonie Brennan, joining us live from Canada. An update will also be given on The Adelaide Zero Project and progress towards its goal of reaching functional zero street homelessness in the inner city.

Monday 3 August
Dr John Falzon Opinion Editorial

Tuesday 4 August
Adelaide Zero Project Community Briefing
Time: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Cost: $10 

Wednesday 5 August
Collective Impact Story

Thursday 6 August
Global and local homelessness with Dr Nonie Brennan
Time: 9.30 am - 10.30 am
Cost: $10
Friday 7 August
Student Challenge: Creative Responses to Homelessness



The South Australian Living Artists Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia.

2020 will have a focus on digital content and physical works which comply with the Government restrictions on gatherings and physical distancing. The SALA online program will be released on 20 July. 

The Foundation is proud to support SALA with the Don Dunstan Foundation Award for artists whose work explores social justice themes, and we are this week finalising a shortlist from amongst the excellent entries received.


Event Recordings

LISTEN - Influencing our Influencers; How we can build reconciliation together

This year’s Reconciliation Week looked a little different to other years, but we were keen to ensure the week remained significant.

Our event featured our former Chairperson, the Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO as Facilitator, and the Aboriginal Pro Vice-Chancellors from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

The expert online panel answered why reconciliation in higher education is so important and how it then influences research, government, policy makers and community.


WATCH - How to Foster Food Security in Uncertain Times

Is there enough food in SA for everyone? Why is food insecurity such an issue in South Australia?

Our digital event on 2 July discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on SA's food security. Hear from facilitator Professor Rachel Ankeny of the University of Adelaide and the Chief Executives from South Australia’s food relief and industry organisations who discuss what they have done in order adjust systems and procedures to ensure that nutritious and affordable food is available to all.


How to support us

The Don Dunstan Foundation relies on donations, bequests and sponsorships to continue our social justice work. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. 

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