Festival Patrons

Be a part of making ARTS THRIVE

The Taranaki Arts Festival Trust has been enriching people’s lives since 1991, thanks to the philanthropic support we receive from the community.

Our festivals positively impact our community’s wellbeing. They increase creativity, support Taranaki’s economic strength and inspire future generations.

Now more than ever, arts, culture, and live performances play a crucial role in bringing together people, threading magic throughout the region, and weaving creativity into the fabric of Taranaki life.

As a Patron, you play a massive part in the ongoing success of TAFT and our festivals.

As a Patron, you are the first to see our programme, access priority ticket bookings and personalised booking service.

You are acknowledged on our website, in our Festival Programme and during the Festival, if you wish.

Becoming a Patron means knowing that you’re contributing to the innovative, vibrant, visionary and iconic arts scene here in our region.

Taranaki Arts Festival Patronage is now open for our 2022/23 festival season. If you, your business, or your whānau want to be part of the arts, we’d love to hear from you!

Donations start from $1,000 + GST for a two-year period, supporting four festivals!

Please get in touch with [email protected]


TAFT would like to acknowledge and thank festival partners, patrons and sponsors as, without your support, we wouldn’t be able to deliver or present the calibre of performances we bring to the region. 

Thank you for helping us bring Taranaki more alive with the arts than ever.

Business Gold

TimberCo Ltd - David & Cheryl Leuthart

Lysaght Watt Trust

Kina NZ Design + Artspace

Business Silver

Robert Angus Real Estate Ltd

Family Gold

Jenny Goddard

Zay & Bill Griffith

Peter & Rosemary Tennent

Family Silver

Frances & Peter

John & Joan

Kelly Family

Family Bronze

Carol & Mike Boyle

Wendy & Ralph Broad

Bev Ellice

Teresa & Bryce Gordon

Hinton Family

Rachel Church & Rodney Hosking

Helen Fuscic & Kinnear Johnson

Brooke & Judith Jolly

Clare McComb & Hayden Wano

Kevin & Judith Mullin Family

Heather O’Sullivan

The Miners Family

Suzanne Porter

Mike and Berni Radich

Noel & Marilyn Stachurski

David & Cheryl Talbot

Rocky Point Trust

Patrick & Judy Medlicott