Adelaide Festival partnership announced
The University of Adelaide and the Adelaide Festival have announced a two-year partnership.
The agreement builds on historic connections between the University and the Adelaide Festival.
The Executive Dean of the University’s Faculty of Arts, Professor Jennie Shaw, said the partnership will benefit undergraduate students studying Creative Arts and other students in the Faculty, by offering them a variety of internships during the Festival.
“The University has a long history of training the next generation of creative arts professionals,” said Professor Shaw.
“Internships during the Festival will partner students with specific productions giving them an immersive experience of how the arts world works behind-the-scenes.
“First-hand experience of working with the arts industry to deliver world-class productions is of immense value to students.
“A university course will teach students about the theory behind the performing arts, but the value that exposure to the hands-on world of delivering productions and performances, is beyond measure,” she said.
Joint Artistic Director of the 2019 Adelaide Festival Rachel Healy, said the past 58 years the Adelaide Festival has built audiences and a global reputation.
"By presenting a thrilling and carefully curated mix of international and Australian performing arts: productions, exhibitions, concerts and events from the greatest artists of our generation.
The partnership will give students unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to Australian and international directors, designers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians and writers” said Ms Healy.
“With productions such as Berlin-based Komische Oper’s The Magic Flute as the centrepiece of the 2019 Festival, students will gain valuable insights and experience from the most innovative and imaginative creative minds in the arts world.”
Professor Shaw said studying Creative Arts at the University of Adelaide means being connected to the very best the industry has to offer.
“This partnership demonstrates the commitment of the University of Adelaide to enable students to have the very best education in creative arts that is outward focused and oriented to them taking their place on the world stage.”
The partnership with the University of Adelaide will be activated during the 2019 and 2020 Adelaide Festival.