Auckland Arts Festival
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The Auckland Arts Festival is Auckland's annual, premier festival of New Zealand and international arts. The globally-recognised event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the unrivalled location and landscape, cultural diversity and vibrant energy of New Zealand’s largest city.
Since the inaugural event in 2003, the Auckland Arts Festival has welcomed over 2 million attendees. For 19 magical days every March, Auckland Arts Festival brings the Auckland region to life once again with creations from some of the country’s most innovative artists and performers alongside a sensational assemblage of internationals.
The next Festival is in March 2022.
Auckland Arts Festival is governed by the Auckland Festival Trust and the Board chaired by John Judge. Trustees are Angela Clatworthy, Evan Davies, Graham Tipene, Sarah Judkins, Fred Ward and Angela Watson. The Trust receives core funding from Auckland Council through the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Act, and from Creative New Zealand through the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme.
The Festival’s executive team is Artistic Director Shona McCullagh and Chief Executive David Inns. Significant support for Auckland Arts Festival is received from Foundation North, Pub Charity, Four Winds Foundation, NZCT and The Lion Foundation; Gold Sponsors NZ Herald and 97.4TheHitsAuckland; Silver Sponsors Colenso BBDO and FOUR POINTS by Sheraton; and other sponsors, patrons and donors.
The Auckland Arts Festival offices are based at:
44-52 Wellesley Street
Auckland City 1141
PO Box 5419
Victoria Street West
Phone: + 64 9 309 0101
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