History Festival 2018

Event organiser registration information pack (PDF)



2017 History Festival Report

Download the 2017 History Festival Report (PDF)


Planning your event

Tips for running a successful event (PDF) 

Risk management plan template (Word)

How to set up an online booking system (Eventbrite) for your History Festival event (PDF)


Getting the word out

Writing a media release (PDF)

History Festival media release template (Word 390KB)

How to publicise your event (PDF) - Kristy Rebbeck's presentation from the March 2017 marketing workshop

Gathering support - thinking about sponsorship (PDF) - Kylie Kerrigan, SA Power Networks, presentation from the March 2017 marketing workshop

Harnessing social media for event promotion: Part one (PDF) - Dr Kristy Kokegei's presentation from the March 2017 marketing workshop

Harnessing social media for event promotion: Part two (PDF)

Direct marketing (PDF)

Poster design principles (PDF)

Including Indigenous Histories workshop handout - 2 November 2016 (PDF)

Appropriate Terminology handout (PDF)


Evaluating your event

Event feedback template (Word)

Download and customise this template to get feedback from visitors about your events. This is for your own evaluation requirements and does not need to be returned to the History Trust. We will send out a general History Festival survey to all event organisers after the Festival. 


Other resources

The South Australian Tourism Commission website offers a range of resources and tools.

Check out the South Australian Tourism Industry Council website for resources and workshop information.

Visit the South Australian Community History website and find information on a wide range of topics relevant to the practice of history, running museums, collections management and conservation.

Volunteering SA&NT provides help and advice, training and devleopment and advertising of volunteering positions.

Check out the Museums Australia website for a range of resources for museums, museum professionals and students.

On the Our Community website you'll find community resources and information about grants and fundraising.

Visit the Not-for-profit Law website for information on legal issues to consider when holding an event.