How to Donate

How to Donate


Although NZ Fringe is one of the most diverse, largest multi-genre arts festivals in Aotearoa, it has one of the smallest budgets. The festival is run on funding from our local city council which covers around ⅓ of the cost, grants from gaming trusts and Creative NZ, and sponsorship from local businesses and institutions. NZ Fringe therefore relies on a strong and generous group of private donors to keep us going.

Private donors are real heroes to us, their donations allow NZ Fringe to go above and beyond our normal day-to-day and do really funky things like send artists overseas through our tour-ready awards, or upskill and develop talented artists through workshops and forums. Private donations directly impact on the artists of the festival in a way that other funding doesn’t because they are in addition to keeping the lights on (though they do help us keep those on too!). And hey, what's even better is that the festival is run by a charitable trust (Creative Capital Arts Trust), meaning your donation, no matter how big, is tax deductable.

Now you have no excuse, so what are you waiting for? Get giving!

Donate Now - Use our form below to sign up to become a monthly or one-off donor!

If you would like to donate more or become a festival sponsor, please email Chief Executive of CCAT, Kim Bailey: