Core Funders

Hastings District Council

Art and culture are very important to the fabric of Hastings; from our many-layered Maori stories through history, to our modern day arts based on physical features like our art deco architecture and horticultural evolution. And, of course, the experiences and physical features which have contributed to that culture and art come from and reach into all the corners of our region, from Cape Kidnappers to Te Mata Peak, across the Heretaunga Plains through Central Hawke’s Bay, and up to Wairoa.

Hastings District Council is very pleased to be a core funder of the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, which fits perfectly with our passion for arts and culture and gives our people the opportunity to see wonderful international, national and local performances in our own backyard.

Hastings and Havelock North i-SITES are the primary accommodation service and tourism information provider as well as providing ticketing support to the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival.  

Creative New Zealand

 Every day in every part of the country the arts are having a positive effect on the lives of New Zealanders. As the country’s national development agency Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand through funding, capability building, an international programme and advocacy.

We are pleased to be supporting the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival so people in this thriving and culturally rich region can see talented New Zealand artist telling our stories.

Grants and Trusts

Pub Charity Ltd
Eastern & Central Community Trust
Gwen Malden Charitable Trust
Lottery Grants Board
Trust House Community Enterprise
ONE Foundation Trust Ltd
Frimley Foundation
First Light Community Foundation
The Lion Foundation
Infinity Foundation Ltd
Grassroots Trust
Hawke’s Bay Foundation
North & South Trust


Special Thanks To our sponsors