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There's many ways your can participate this Nelson Arts Festival and attending an event is only the beginning...

Mask Carnivale

Whether as a participant in the parade, an artist performing on the stages or streets, a volunteer helping organise or a food stall... we'd love to have you!

Tamariki & Rangatahi

We've put together an awesome programme for our tamariki and rangatahi this year. From school matinees to workshops to collaborations - check it all out here:


We'd love a helping hand if you have some time!
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