We would like to express our thanks to all our sponsors.

Our programme is the result of a close partnership with funders and sponsors and other regional festivals.

Gold Sponsor

Jarden is one of New Zealand’s leading finance houses offering share broking, portfolio management, investment banking, financial and economic research services. We have been a trusted provider of wealth management and investment advice to individuals, companies, institutions and governments for over 50 years. Our strong local expertise is backed our national presence and strategic alliance with Credit Suisse Group, a relationship that has existed for more than 20 years.

Silver Sponsor

With some of the most outstanding venues in the region, Napier has long been considered a melting pot of Hawke’s Bay creativity and culture. Our beautifully maintained and centrally located MTG Century Theatre will come to life this spring with music, stories and spoken word – a truly joyful celebration! Napier City Council is thrilled to partner with the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival and we warmly welcome patrons to our vibrant city.

Silver Sponsor

At Furnware we’re all about inspiring young minds and that’s why we chose to be involved with the Education & Ambassador Program as part of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. We love supporting young people in activities that fuel their curiosity and unleash their imagination. This year’s Ambassadors are a group of creative, innovative, fresh young minds. We wish them a wonderful learning experience being part of the festival.

Bronze Sponsor

An exemplary New Zealand winery, with more than 20 years of producing world-class wines. In the late 1980’s Wine maker John Hancock met with Bleeding Heart restaurant owners Robyn and Robert Wilson at their restaurant in London. In 1993 Trinity Hill began on a stony site in Hawke's Bay with the knowledge it would be able to produce outstanding wine. American company “Terroir” completed the trinity in 2014.

Bronze Sponsor

Wallace Development Company Limited is delighted to once again be a sponsor of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. Our company covers all aspects of the commercial property development process from new buildings to significant restoration projects. The old Power House in Eastbourne St developed into the new Opera Kitchen Cafe, and a contemporary art project space, Parlour Projects, are two examples.

Bronze Sponsor

At Indelible we’re all about telling great stories through film and video.

We live, love and breath the arts through creative collaboration with numerous Hawke’s Bay artists. It made absolute sense to get involved and support the Arts Festival. We’re super proud to be supporting the family-friendly (FREE) Nuit Blanche event.

Production Partner

Sight & Sound Services are Hawke’s Bay’s largest provider of high quality production sound, lighting and staging equipment.

Our company is based on the belief that our customers needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We work with a network of companies from all over New Zealand, providing a variety of specialised production services.

Media Partner

NZME Hawke’s Bay is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival and for 2019 season sponsor of the headline show, LIMBO. NZME is all about audiences – and our key brands Hawke’s Bay Today and The Hits 89.5FM are focused on delivering the very best in news, sport and entertainment to our readers and listeners, and staying attuned to the wants and wishes of our advertising partners. We are here to help!

Venue Partner

Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

We nurture curiosity and creative expression, in ourselves and those around us. We embrace our different perspectives and aren’t afraid to innovate and explore all possibilities.

We love people and love what we do. We always show manaaki, acting with respect, generosity and kindness – it’s how we welcome people, how we hold ourselves and our guests, and how we say goodbye. Our whānau, whakapapa and relationships ground us. 

Show Sponsor

Festival Stories – the perfect Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival companion.

Here we’ll be sharing festival tips, the juice on different shows and artists, behind-the-scenes tales, video and audio content, along with coverage of the Festival as it happens.

Bookmark this page as your portal into two weeks of festival magic.


Arts Inc. Heretaunga is serving the Hastings District and Hawke's Bay. It is a leading advocate for and promoter of the arts and creativity in the community.

The  Hastings Community Arts Centre  In addition to being a gallery showcasing Hawke's Bay artists, is also an information centre on the arts in the region.

Corporate Supporters

A Special Thanks To

Our Sponsors