What is Splash Adelaide?
Splash Adelaide provides support and funding of up to $5,000 for events and creative projects which bring Adelaide’s city spaces to life.
The program takes a ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper’ approach, enabling individuals and businesses to trial new ideas or build their brand through experiential activities.
Splash projects occur within two seasons; summer (Oct – April) and winter (May – Sept).
Since its inception in 2011, the program has successfully supported over 500 unique events and projects ranging from, music festivals to pop up playgrounds and street art installations.
Signature Splash events include food truck extravaganza, Fork on the Road and artisan market Adelaide Night Market.
How does Splash Adelaide work?
Splash Adelaide online applications open twice per year (February and July). Individuals and businesses are invited to submit ideas for events or projects to be a part of the Splash Adelaide season.
How can Splash Adelaide help?
- Funding of up to $5k
- Gaining permission to use spaces
- Road closures & temporary parking controls
- Marketing and promotion
- Relationship building
- Liquor Licence processing and approvals
- Building owner approvals
And many more areas, depending on what your project requires.
Splash Success Story: Treadly Bike Shop x Maker
Sam from Treadly Bike Shop experienced first-hand the benefits of partnering with Splash Adelaide to launch his successful event Maker – a street festival celebrating the passion, artistry and craftsmanship behind Australian cycling products. The event has just had its third year of transforming Ebenezer Place into a bustling bicycle extravaganza.
We chat to Sam about his Splash experience
How did Splash Adelaide help your business?
Maker was a huge success this year with invaluable support from the Splash Adelaide team. Their hands on approach reassured us that we were ticking all of the right boxes in the lead up to the event. The financial assistance we received to help cover the costs of a permit, road closure and insurance was a huge help. We also received great exposure through Splash’s promotional channels which really helped to build excitement around the event and draw a crowd to Ebenezer on the day.
Why did you, as a business owner, apply for Splash Adelaide support?
We don’t have the capital to produce events like this. Without the support of Splash, MAKER would not happen. We applied to receive the support from our local Council to improve and enhance the use of the city and its laneways.
What did you like about being involved with Splash Adelaide?
Having a dedicated Splash Consultant to put you in touch with the right people and provide assistance with organising our event, to make sure it ran seamlessly.
What advice do you have for other business owners considering applying to be a part of Splash Adelaide?
Utilise the Splash program to its full potential. It is a great incentive to create a stronger community and brand for your business.
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