In every work of art there are bright moments; moments that enthral, surprise, enlighten and enrich. Almost every day at the Arts Foundation there is a bright moment. An insight from an artist, a call to a recipient with the good news of an award or an enabling donation from a supporter.

When you join the Arts Foundation, you make these moments possible.

Your donation is transformational for New Zealand arts, artists, and society. It can change your life too.

Patrons of the Arts Foundation make annual, five yearly or significant one off donations. This is the most important support the Arts Foundation receives. Patron donations are used to fund awards to artists. As a Patron you are also reaching the next generation of artists through our schools programme, and supporting hundreds of arts projects via our crowdfunding website, Boosted.

Our Patrons are our closest friends, like family. When you join we send you our annual publication Applause, make sure you have the opportunity to select the best seats at the Arts and Icon Awards, recognise you in Applause and on our website (unless you want to remain anonymous), send you a monthly Patron only email and invite you to the AGM where you have voting rights.

Join and share the aspirations of our Founding Patrons, Sir Roderick and Gillian, Lady Deane, Sir Eion and Jan, Lady Edgar, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Fran and Geoff Ricketts, Sir John and Teena, Lady Todd and Sir James Wallace, to ensure that great art is made right here in New Zealand. 

Select a Patronage option that suits you.

We hope you will be inspired to give at a level you can afford and in the knowledge that all levels of giving are important to us.  

  Annual Five years in advance
Bronze $300 $1,200
Silver* $1,000 $4,000
Gold* $2,500 $10,000
Platinum* $5,000 $20,000
Diamond* $10,000 $40,000

Or become a Lifetime Patron

Platinum* $25,000
Diamond* $50,000

Patronage of the Arts Foundation qualifies for a 33% tax credit.

*Giving at this level enables us to invite these Patrons to pre and post event gatherings and Platinum and Diamond Patrons are able to have artists perform in their homes.

Tax Effective

All donations are acknowledged and a receipt issued on payment. GST is not payable on donations. Receipts can be used to gain a tax credit. Most donations qualify for a 33% tax credit up to the annual net income of the donor; visit the IRD website for more information. Donations are not refundable.