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The Mount Gambier Eisteddfod is part of the ongoing work of Backstage Incorporated.

Backstage Incorporated was formed in 1978 to promote the performing arts. This has been achieved through scholarships, achievement awards, physical assistance with local productions (eg set making or providing backstage crew) and creating situations where young people can perform in public.

As part of the promotional work, the Mount Gambier Eisteddfod was commenced in 1982 to give people the opportunity to perform in public while being adjudicated on the standard of their work.

The membership of Backstage Incorporated is made up of people of all ages from children to senior citizens all of whom work together in a friendly atmosphere for a common goal.

Backstage Incorporated is not affiliated with any individual school or club; neither does it support any art form over another. Instead, it gives support where it sees the most need, This is also reflected in the members who are made up of individuals with different involvement in the arts, some with just an interest in arts in general.

While the Eisteddfod enjoys the sponsorship of Mount Gambier City Council, Grant District Council, Majella Wines, Kimberly-Clark Australia, Rotary Club of Mt. Gambier, Lions Club of Mt. Gambier, Dale Cleves Music and numerous business houses and individuals, the majority of funds for the Eisteddfod and other projects are raised through the fundraising efforts of its members, all whom are volunteers.