University of Adelaide and RCC to part ways


RCC performance at the University's Maths Lawns.

The University of Adelaide and arts event RCC have concluded their arrangement, following two years of the event being held at the University’s North Terrace campus.

The event drew hundreds of thousands of visitors to the University of Adelaide’s grounds during 2019 and 2020 and involved many artistic highlights.

The University of Adelaide’s Chief External Relations Officer, Mrs Leah Grantham, said: “We thank RCC for bringing their event to the University, and most of all we thank the incredible artists and events industry that have made this possible. Their work over the past two Fringe seasons has enriched the social fabric of our community, and the lives of our students, staff and alumni.

“With the impact of COVID-19 still ongoing, the University is unable to commit to RCC in 2021 and beyond. We must ensure our primary focus remains on providing world-class education and research.

“While we are parting ways with RCC, the University of Adelaide remains committed to our partnerships with South Australia’s arts community and supporting creativity and culture in our State,” Mrs Grantham said.

RCC’s Managing Director, Mr Roberto Cardone, said: “We’re grateful to the University of Adelaide for hosting RCC over the past two years.

“Our thanks go to the many staff and students, the Adelaide University Union and other groups on campus for working closely with us. We also appreciate the vision shown by the University in taking on such a major event.

“While the community is still recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, we believe South Australia will need events more than ever,” Mr Cardone said.

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