Support Your Festival - Become a Festival 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 in 2018. 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 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. 

Why become a Patron?

When you become a donor you will be the first to hear about our programme, will have access to a priority ticket booking period,  a personalised booking service and you will receive a donation tax receipt.  You will also be acknowledged on our website, in our Festival Programme and on signage at the Festival site.  Our Festival Director will also meet with you personally following the Festival, to share what the Festival has achieved and ask you for feedback on your Festival experience.  You'll also have the special feeling of knowing that you're contributing to the development of a vibrant arts scene in our region and a stronger, more connected community.   

At the Gold / $2,500 level or above, you'll also get the benefit of reserved seating at all performances you have purchased tickets for.  

 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.   

  • Manukura Patron - $25,000+
  • Pounamu Patron - $10,000+
  • Platinum Patron - $5,000+
  • Gold Patron - $2,500+
  • Silver Patron - $1,000+
  • Bronze Patron - $500+

Make a contribution to the festival in 2019

Become a Festival Patron

Special Thanks To our sponsors