Resources for organisers

2021 resources

Download the 2021 Registration info pack (PDF)

Read the registration FAQs >>


COVID-19 - Best practice resources

COVID-19 hazard identification template (Word)

COVID-19 risk assessment template (Word)

Latest advice from SA Health

Coronavirus and your event - Tips & Resources

Cancelling gracefully - Advice from Eventbrite

Rescheduling options - Making the decision to postpone

Australian Government, Department of Health - resources and advice

SA Health Stop the Spread downloadable graphics, video & audio resources

Resources from Tourism SA - Coronavirus Industry Support

Assembled advice from Australian Government Dept of Health

Comprehensive information from the World Health Organisation (WHO)


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

Webinar series for event organisers (YouTube)

  • Creating welcoming events - wellbeing for visitors & organisers
  • Hosting successful online events
  • Creating accessible & inclusive events

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)

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)

Direct marketing (PDF)

Poster design principles (PDF)

History Festival Logos for 2021

Horizontal, black only

Horizontal, white only (visible on dark background)

Vertical, black only

Vertical, white only (visible on dark background)


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.


Workshop resources

Event organiser workshops - November 2019

Event marketing – Andrew Fotheringham & Jemma Knight, Events South Australia

Event planning made easy – Britt Burton, History Trust of SA

Event organiser workshops – November 2018

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

Event marketing presentation – Miriam Ward, Clare Valley Tourism Manager

History Festival Marketing Workshop – 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)

History Festival Marketing Workshop – March 2017

How to publicise your event (PDF) – Kristy Rebbeck, History Trust of South Australia

Gathering support – thinking about sponsorship (PDF) – Kylie Kerrigan, SA Power Networks

Including Indigenous Histories workshop – 2 November 2016

Including Indigenous Histories workshop handout (PDF)


Other resources

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

If your event is in the City of Adelaide council area, check out their arts and cultural grants program.

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

Kids in Museums (UK organisation) has some great resources on making museums welcoming for children, young people and families.

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

Check out the Australian Museums and Galleries Association 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.