Schools of Arts

ADFAS is undertaking a new project similar to the current Church Recordings; the recording of the Schools of Arts buildings and Mechanics Institutes. These public places, sometimes humble timber structures, sometimes grand “statement” buildings, have served communities well, some for almost 150 years, and survive to tellRead more


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Opera Australia

Opera Australia Schools Program 2016 Since August 2011 the Association of ADFAS has donated $10,000 annually to Opera Australia.  We requested the funds be used to benefit children in rural and remote areas, are indigenous or hearing impaired.  In 2015 and again in 2016 this will supportRead more

Church Recordings

Church Recordings Throughout the years churches have been a source of history and beauty. Often the earliest buildings in an area, they have had the most continuity of use, and have become repositories of records and memorials, objects of great beauty and significance, as well as theRead more

Young Arts

Young Arts Through the Young Arts Small Grants scheme ADFAS actively encourages Societies to promote arts activities that inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts, an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation and to expand the horizons of young people through theirRead more