Become a Festival Supporter

The Nelson Arts Festival has a proud tradition of bringing the best and most innovative theatre, music, dance, cabaret and writers to Nelson for the past 17 years.

The festival is a flagship Nelson event that has proven its ability to attract audiences, and engender a vibrant springtime spirit in Nelson.  

The Nelson Arts Festival programme is a  Nelson City Council run event aimed at the wider community on a not for profit basis.  Additional funding and sponsorship is required annually from funding agencies, local business and individuals who compliment the purpose and culture of the festivals and seek to align with Nelson Festivals’ professional integrity and inspiring creativity.

Partnering with the Nelson Arts Festival provides your business with excellent opportunities:

  • Network and connect with other like minded businesses from around the region.
  • Engage local audiences hungry for new ideas, with your product or service.
  • Participate in a highly successful event and align your brand with one of our many shows and events.
  • Opportunities for hosting and ticketing packages, perfect for entertaining your valued clients and staff.
  • Profile positioning and brand exposure in the Nelson region and nationally through a positive, colourful and high quality association.
  • Opportunity to contribute to and invest in growing the Nelson Arts Festival to become a truly national visitor attraction to Nelson in springtime.
  • Association with the Festival will help to foster a working relationship with the Nelson City Council and associate sponsor companies.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities with the Nelson Arts Festival please contact Festival Producer Charlie Unwin (03) 546 0254 or