Become a Patron

By becoming a Patron of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, you are supporting a cornerstone of the creative ecosystem in our region. You will not only be enriching the Festival program but also your own experience of contemporary art.

The Festival is only possible through the generous donations of our Patrons. We are grateful for the unique contribution that everyone makes to our shared success.

Donate before 31 March 2024 to enjoy a 2023 tax rebate and acknowledgement in the 10th Anniversary printed Festival Programme.

Formed in 2015, the Patrons are a dynamic group of like-minded individuals committed to supporting the arts in Hawke’s Bay.  As a Patron, you are provided with the opportunity to engage more closely with the arts in New Zealand and internationally. Festival Patrons make it possible to present a programme that reflects the unique qualities of Hawke’s Bay and celebrates artistic excellence.

Join our annual giving programme as a Patron at any of the below levels of financial commitment. Your contribution comprises a tax deductible donation and a $100 membership fee to separate your donation from the benefits you receive, following IRD guidelines. 

  • Pounamu Patron - $10,000+
  • Platinum Patron - $5,000
  • Gold Patron - $2,500
  • Silver Patron - $1,000
  • Bronze Patron - $500

If you require further information or would like to discuss support options, please email:

For Gold Patrons and Above:

Preferred seating reserved at all Festival venues
A dedicated personalised booking service
Invitation to selected behind the scenes events
Artist Meet and Greet during the Festival (subject to availability) 

At the Pounamu $10,000 level or above, you have the option to direct your funds to a specific area or project you feel passionate about.


For all Patrons you will receive: 

Receive two invitations to the programme launch
Enjoy a priority booking period for ticket purchases
Be acknowledged on the Festival website, and in the programme
Receive two invitations to Festival functions
Receive regular newsletters with insights and updates from the Festival and art world

Priority notification and booking to off-year touring performances

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