About STARS

 

Southern Theatre and Arts Supporters (STARS) is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers whose aim is to support and promote the development of the arts in the southern region and Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.

STARS was based at Waverley Homestead, St Peters Terrace Willunga, for sixteen years but in 2016 relocated to the Willunga Rec Park. STARS presents regular artistic and cultural events such as operas, concerts, art exhibitions, workshops and open days. STARS liaises closely with local and other community organisations and groups, schools etc. to encourage participation in the arts and cultural activities by younger and older people.

Over the years, STARS has been able to liaise with Co-opera, the Helpmann Academy, the SALA Festival and The Fringe to co-present many concerts and events and most importantly award talent with financial assistance. STARS has donated in excess of $2,000 on a yearly basis in the form of grants and award to artists and performers to assist and encourage their development both in South Australia and overseas.

Additionally, the group takes a very active role in local events and in promoting the township of Willunga, South Australia.

The McLaren Vale Regional award and various citizen awards have been given to STARS and its members for service to the community and excellence in the Arts.