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.

Get Boosted!

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.

Donate to the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

If you love writing and cherish New Zealand writers, this is your chance to play a critical part in supporting New Zealand literature for now and future generations.

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.



The Arts Foundation welcomes Mayor Meng Foon as a Trustee

Meng Foon, the Mayor of Gisborne, has joined the Arts Foundation as a Trustee.

On the road with Delaney Davidson

The Arts Foundation has been touring the country with Alt-Country, Noir singer-songwriter Delaney Davidson, putting on events with Westpac to thank our generous patrons for their dedicated support of the arts in New Zealand.

Funding cut to increase pressure on philanthropy

The Arts Foundation says philanthropic support for the arts has the potential to plug some of the gap left in arts funding announced by Creative New Zealand today.