Core Funder

Major Funders


Lottery Grants Board | Network Tasman Trust | Top of the South Community Foundation | Trillian Trust | Top of the South Community Trust | New Zealand Society of Authors | Read NZ Te Pou Muramura | Tasman Creative Communities Scheme

Moa Partner

Kārearea Partner

Kea Partners

Kererū Partners

Tūī Partners

Venue Partners

Theatre Royal | The Boathouse | Refinery Artspace | The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū | Deville | Nelson Centre of Musical Arts | Kiss Me (By Kismet) | Kirby Lane | Neudorf Vineyards | Te Noninga Kumu Motueka Public Library | Food Factory | Fairfield House | The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary | Victory Boxing | Victory Community Centre


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A huge, warm, personal THANK YOU from our team to: 


Our whānau and friends; colleagues at other festivals and arts organisations around Aotearoa - what a time!; Nelson Arts Festival whānau including Annabel, Sophie, Charlie, Amanda, Michaela, Axel, Jacquetta, Padma, Rose & Shanine; Tanya, Mark and the team at Nelson City Council; Eliane and the team at Theatre Royal; John and the team at PatronBase; Meg, Marnie, Ang, Sasha and the team at Tāwhiri; Mary Old; Tim Blake; Amanda, Richard & the team at Creative NZ; Michelle, Ali and the team at Elephant Publicity; Tony, Oriwa, Joe and the team at Downing; Luke Acland; Donna McLeod; Richard and Allan at BlueBerry; Jo Brady; MYNTies; Gabrielle Vincent; Felicity Connell; Ella Routledge and Orbit Nelson; Rebecca Leach & team at NRDA; Ange & Lynet at Morrison Square; Simon & team at Uniquely Nelson; Platform Interpreting New Zealand; Stace Robertson and Arts Access Aotearoa; Nicola Owen and Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd; and our sanity-makers Solnit, Pixie, Bella and other packmates.

Our committed and engaged community, and, of course, all the incredible artists involved in both this year's festival and last year’s downscaled offering. We see you.

E tū kahikatea, hei whakapai ururoa. Awhi mai, awhi atu, tātou, tātou e.

Kahikatea stand together; their roots intertwine, strengthening each other. We all help one another, and together we will be strong.

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