About us

For Artists

Kia ora, greetings from Auckland Arts Festival and Aotearoa, New Zealand!

Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Arts Festival is a curated local, national and international festival featuring new, commissioned and existing work selected by the Artistic Director, Shona McCullagh. We serve our powerful artists and curious audience,  aiming to reflect the identity of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland and increase our understanding and empathy – for each other and ourselves. 

Planning for the Festival’s annual programme is an ongoing process and we’re often working on several years all at once. Participation in the Festival programme is by invitation only, and we are always on the lookout for thrilling new projects to uplift our artists and audience in all spaces imaginable – or not yet imagined. 

We welcome artists and companies with exciting ideas to get in touch with information about their work. To contact the artistic team, email [email protected]


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