Resources for organisers

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2019 History Festival Report

Download the 2019 History Festival Report (PDF)


History Trust of South Australia's travelling exhibitions

FInd our more about hiring one of the History Trust's travelling exhibitions:


Planning your event

65 event ideas (PDF)

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)

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

Appropriate Terminology handout (PDF)


Creating accessible events

Visit the Companion Card website for information about the program and how to become an affiliate

Access2 Arts is a disability-led organisation that works across all art forms to increase access and to support the professional development of artists with disability.

Arts Access Australia is is Australia’s national peak body for arts and disability.

Kids in Museums - A UK organisation working with museums nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families. 


Marketing & promotion resources

How to craft the ultimate event description – from the Eventbrite blog

Writing a media release (PDF)

History Festival media release template (Word)

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

Direct marketing (PDF)

Poster design principles (PDF)

Download handouts from the History Festival Marketing Workshop held on 7 March 2018:

Setting Up a Facebook Page – Dr Kristy Kokegei History Trust of SA

Harnessing Facebook for event promotion – Dr Kristy Kokegei History Trust of SA

Extending your reach for less - Growing visitor numbers with little or no budget – Karen Sellar SA Maritime Museum (PDF)

Getting More Attention - the basics of PR and media engagement – Kyra Herzfeld Country Arts SA (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.


Event organiser workshops – November 2018

Macclesfield Ideas Exchange (14 Nov)

Creating exhibitions on any budget – Pauline Cockrill, History Trust of SA

Fonts for display panels handout

'Streakers, strollers, students' handout

What is good history & interpretation principles  handout

Writing interpretive signs handout

Riverton Ideas Exchange (21 Nov)

Event marketing presentation – Miriam Ward, Clare Valley Tourism Manager


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.

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 help and advice for not-for-profits, including information about insurance, grants and fundraising.

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

Initiated by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, OF/BY/FOR ALL is a movement, a community, and a set of tools to make community organisations stronger.