Become a Festival Patron

Support Your Festival – Become a Patron

The Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival has ambitious plans for the future. Join us on the journey as a Patron.

As we move into celebrating our fifth festival in 2019, we know that our presence here in the Hawke’s Bay region is due to the support of those that shared in and believed in the transformative potential of the arts.  We know that our ongoing success has been due to the passion and support extended to us by our audience and particularly our dedicated Patrons. 

I attended 25 Arts Festival events this year. Each year the number grows as there are so many which are simply irresistible. As always, the variety of events was staggering and every day I thought how lucky we are in Hawke's Bay to have this on our doorstep and to have people with vision and passion for the arts who make it possible.”  Judith Drabble, Festival Patron

The Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival is a cultural leader.  We saw an opportunity in the region in 2015 and have continued to grow and engage since then. Initially in 2015 our focus was to bring the Famous Spiegeltent to the then Village Green but now the Festival is region wide, in schools, we engage community groups, we mentor youth and young people and we have developed and supported local artists, performers and directors.   

Ticket sales only cover a portion of the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festivals budget, so we rely on support from individuals, trusts and sponsors to help us deliver our exciting plans. 

We want to create these lifelong memories with you in this region, investing in the power of arts to impact our community and leave a mark on our audiences. 

As a Festival Patron, you will enjoy being engaged in our community and Festival family and we will offer you, a personalised booking service and reserved Spiegeltent seating (for Silver Patrons and above), a priority purchasing period, public acknowledgement of your support, invitations to exclusive events, and regular festival newsletters.  

Our Pounamu level is in its second year and we are delighted to already have two patrons at this level. This level offers individuals a unique opportunity to direct their support towards a specific show, commissioned work or project they have a particular passion for. If you are interested in supporting us at this level, we would be happy to discuss the opportunity in more detail.

  • Pounamu Patron - $10,000
  • Platinum Patron - $5,000
  • Gold Patron - $2,500
  • Silver Patron - $1,000
  • Bronze Patron - $500
  • Festival Lover - $250

Our 2019 Patrons Programme is based on a philanthropic model and a donation tax receipt will be issued for all eligible donations.  If you prefer a complimentary ticket package, we are happy to offer this as an option (for Silver Patrons and above), but in this case we are unable to issue a donation tax receipt for any portion of your payment.


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