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Before getting started, check out the following information about participating in the 2022 History Festival:

Because this is a new platform, you will need to create a new user name and password even if you have registered History Festival events in previous years. After that, just follow the steps on the AVR site to register.

In 2022, we’re working with Adelaide Fringe on an updated registration platform. Developed locally, the Artist & Venue Registration (AVR) platform is used by festivals of all sizes around Australia.

Key information

2022 Theme: Reimagine

The last two years have given us countless opportunities to reimagine how we engage with and operate in the world. Everywhere, people have embraced the chance to reconsider and rebalance how they work, play, communicate and connect. The 2022 History Festival theme represents an opportunity to be bold and reimagine your events in terms of content as well as presentation. We invite event organisers to plan events around this idea in any way you choose. Here are some ideas to spark your thinking: 

Key dates

Now! Registrations open 

20 January: Earlybird registration deadline (5pm) 

3 February: Event registrations close 

15 February: Last day to make event listing changes 

31 March: Program launch (TBC) 

28 April: Opening night event (TBC) 

1-31 May: South Australia’s History Festival 2022 

Event criteria

To ensure the high quality and compelling content History Festival attendees have come to expect, please make sure your events meet the eligibility criteria listed below. All SA History Festival events must: 

If you have questions about your event’s eligibility or would like advice about adhering to our event criteria, please contact us.

What does registration cost?

Level 1

Small community and incorporated organisations (less than 200 members), schools.

One event

Earlybird / $40 / By 20 Jan 
Standard / $50 / By 3 Feb

Additional items

Add extra events / $25 each 
Print program image / $120 per listing 

Level 2

Local government organisations, state government organisations, for-profit businesses & enterprises, large not-for-profits (greater than 200 members), universities.

One event

Earlybird / $60 / By 20 Jan 
Standard / $80 / By 3 Feb

Additional items

Add extra events / $40 each 
Print program image / $150 per listing

Note: up to four images can be included in your web listing at no extra cost.

Your registration benefits

Event organiser responsibilities 

Focus programs 

Each year, we aim to group events into themed programs to make it easier for audiences to find events that meet their interests. 

In 2022, the History Festival program will feature: 

Additional themes will be highlighted depending on registrations received. 

Open Doors

Open Doors is a special program within the History Festival that explores the stories behind heritage buildings and architectural history. This year, Open Doors will be held as a focus program with events throughout the month of May. To be part of Open Doors, events must include an activity that helps visitors learn about the building or place. This can include tours, talks, children’s activities, displays or self-guided tours.