Donate to the Arts Foundation

Some of New Zealand's most prolific supporters of the arts are Patrons of the Arts Foundation. Together we will open the door for New Zealand's creative talent to shine locally and internationally.

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Boosted is the Arts Foundation's crowdfunding platform for the arts. Boosted helps artists get their projects off the ground and into the real world.

We've saved the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

Thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders, our finest writers will continue to benefit from this prestigious fellowship

Applause: now available to view online!

Issue 21 featuring: 2015 award recipients, interviews with prior recipients, Neil Ieremia and Anna Leese, Boosted School of Crowdfunding and the future of philanthropy in the arts.

Browse Artists

Since inception the Arts Foundation has awarded 178 artists and granted over $5million. Browse the artists that we have recognised and discover some of New Zealand's most extraordinary creators.

Learn about our Laureate Award

The Laureate Award is an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth.



In Memory of Sir Ronald Scott

The life of tireless advocate for New Zealand sports and arts, Sir Ronald Scott, will be celebrated at a special memorial.

New Zealand Arts Awards 2016

The date has been set, the recipients know who they are, now all we need is you.



Fundraising Success to Send Writer to France

The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship has been secured in perpetuity following a campaign that raised just over $800,000

Farewell to a Visionary Leader

Arts Foundation Founding Trustee and the consultant to Creative New Zealand, who established the Arts Foundation in 1998, Sir Ronald Scott has died. He was 88.

The International 2016: Art Meets Architecture

An exciting partnership between the Arts Foundation and The International, a state-of-the-art development in the heart of Auckland's CBD, will marry art and architecture in sophisticated ways.