Australias first capital city arts centre - Douglas Gautier

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Douglas Gautier has served on a number of arts, media and tourism boards in Hong Kong and the Asian region. Since arriving at the Adelaide Festival Centre he has initiated a major program-led approach to double audiences over seven years. This has included two new annual events The Adelaide International Guitar Festival and OzAsia Festival a showcasing of cultural links between Australia and the Asian region.

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<ul><li>88% of South Australians visited at least one cultural venue or events in 12 months*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009-2010 Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, Australia </li><li>53% of South Australians attended at least one performance arts event in 12 months*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009-2010 Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, Australia </li><li>48% of South Australians attended at least one sporting event in 12 months*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009-2010 Spectator Attendance at Sporting Events, Australia </li><li>And there were 612,454ticketed attendances for events at the Adelaide Festival Centre (BASS ticket sales data 2013) </li><li>OzAsia Festival Since 2007 Australias largest Asian focused cultural event 60,000 attendances </li><li>Engaging local Asian communities </li><li>Australia New Zealand Philippines Singapore Malaysia Thailand Regional LeadershipIndia Sri Lanka Macau China Hong Kong Taiwan Japan Korea </li><li>Economic Contribution EY Study $76.3m Economic Contribution (Return of $7 to $1 per Government provides in operating grant) $45.4m Social Contribution 841 jobs Direct and Indirect Employment $26.7m in commercial Revenue in 2012/13 </li><li>Importance of self-generated revenue </li><li>the 2 big consumer attractions arts/entertainment and sports will be the main audience drivers the 2 big consumer attractions arts/entertainment and sports will be the main audience drivers </li></ul>