Social Change Guide

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. This is the very purpose of the Don Dunstan Foundation and is why we put this Guide together, which offers an overview of Fringe and Festival events which have a social change theme.

Don was not only Premier of South Australia during the 1970s, but was also a trained actor. A strong supporter of the Arts throughout his lifetime, he was a patron of the Fringe and narrated Ogden Nash’s for Carnival of the Animals in the 1974 Festival of Arts.

Our third Guide has been the most successful yet.

A record number of Fringe and Festival goers downloaded the Guide and many of the shows it contained won awards during the Fringe season.

Browse the 2019 Guide 

In 2018, we built on the success of the previous year and extended our Guide overview to cover both the Adelaide Festival and the Adelaide Fringe.

2018 Social Change Guide


2017 saw the inaugural publication of the Foundation’s Social Change Guide, offering a snapshot of the Fringe’s diverse shows which were linked by a common theme of social change.

2017 Social Change Guide