Join Our Whānau | Tautoko

We’re keen to grow our family and there’re heaps of ways individuals and organisations can support the festival:

So naumai haramai, we’d love you to become part of our festival whānau, join us in becoming great ancestors and building a legacy to keep our festival here for future generations.


Corporate Partners and Sponsors

By jumping on board as our partner you can demonstrate your organisation’s values and align your brand with the region’s premiere arts and culture event. 

Your contribution means we can design an impressive programme, showcase diverse artists and provide innovative experiences that are unique only to Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 

By supporting the festival you’re supporting culture in our region to thrive, promoting excellence and helping present highly renowned local, national and international art forms. 

Your sponsorship directly reduces barriers to cost for our community, making quality experiences accessible and inclusive – ultimately making it possible for families to connect and people to be inspired. 

Positioning your organisation alongside a vibrant, community-focused, intrinsically creative event like Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will set you apart from the rest. 

We’ll tailor-make our partnership with you to suit your priorities, with benefits that can include: 

  • recognition through our festival channels and extensive marketing campaign 
  • options to develop activations, brand or product placement at festival events  
  • access to unique hospitality experiences to treat your staff and stakeholders 
  • exclusive invitations, intimate artist interactions and opportunities to connect with our audiences artists, suppliers and network of business partners, patrons and supporters 
  • early access to news, ticket offers and rich content for your marketing channels. 
Pou Tangata


If you’re passionate and committed to protecting and enhancing the arts in our community, we’d love to recognise you as a patron of our one-of-a-kind festival. 

Your support ensures we can make a positive impact for local creatives and engage with and expose our community to diverse and distinguished artists.  

Donations from patrons also ensure we can provide a number of subsidised and free events, and extend our programme to our small communities, removing barriers to cost and distance. 

As a champion of the arts and our festival, we would like to show our thanks by acknowledging your contribution and keeping you informed of our news and events, along with invitations to enjoy special access, offers and intimate artist experiences. 

Koha Club

Pay it Forward

Absolutely anyone can get in behind the festival, your small koha can help us extend the festival experience to all corners of our community.   

Pay it forward when you buy tickets – donate the cost of 1, 2, 3 or tickets $25 – $75 or choose to give as little as $5 per month ($60p/y) to help us widen access for our community and reduce barriers to cost. 

As a registered charity your donation is eligible for a tax credit, and as a thank you for your generosity, we’d like to keep you up to date with news, events, special discounts and deals all year round. 

Give a koha with your ticket:
Set up a monthly koha: