Art for Good

Art can be a powerful way to inspire action for a fairer world

Don Dunstan was not only Premier of South Australia during the 1970s, but was also a trained actor and a champion of the Arts throughout his life.

The Arts bring us together, and help to create and celebrate our diversity. When we offer access to art in all its forms, we improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. Through the Arts we have a chance to see the world from a new perspective, and at its best, art can inspire us to take action for a fairer world. 

That is why we established the Art for Good Fund that supports: 

  • the Our Mob Don Dunstan Foundation Emerging Artist Prize
  • the SALA Don Dunstan Foundation Award
  • the Dunstan Film Club
  • and the Social Change Guide to the Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival

We recognise that those most likely to benefit from the arts are often the least able to access it – we hope you consider donating to our Art for Good Fund to continue and extend our work in this area.


The Foundation recognises our many talented South Australian Aboriginal artists and the power of their stories. The Emerging Artist prize provides a launch pad for up-and-coming SA Aboriginal Artists to develop an arts career and for their artworks and stories to gain exposure to a national audience.

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Great art can be a very powerful way to engage people to take action on social justice issues. The Foundation encourages SALA artists to explore social justice themes within their work such as:

  • homelessness;
  • mental health;
  • migration;
  • the purpose economy;
  • economic equality;
  • Aboriginal economic empowerment and reconciliation;
  • human rights;
  • or Don Dunstan.

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The Dunstan Film Club offers you the opportunity to see some great films and, at the same time, share the joy of film with those who would otherwise miss out.

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Whether you’re looking for something funny, uplifting, or thought provoking, with a huge line-up of Fringe and Festival shows in each year’s Social Change Guide there is something for everyone – including the kids.

The Social Change Guide program offers everything from fun comedy and circus events with a social change message to dance, music and visual arts and theatre which will stir emotions and challenge you to look at the world through new eyes.

Our supporters make a difference by downloading the Guide, and getting out and supporting the artists and the social change organisations listed in the Guide who are working every day towards creating a fairer world.

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