They are at the top of their game, extraordinary achievers and important New Zealanders. They are our finest artists and we invite you to join us to honour their achievements.

Come and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of ASB and the ASB Waterfront Theatre while we present $400,000 to eleven extraordinary artists.

This year we are celebrating filmakers, writers, actors, poets, composers, singers, a photographer, illustrators and more. Expect to be sung to, played to, read to and danced to. Enjoy wonderful refreshments including the Pushmi-Pullyu collaboration from our generous partners, Yeastie Boys and Gladstone Vineyard.

The 2017 New Zealand Arts Awards recipients will be officially announced on Thursday 19th October. Join us at ASB Waterfront Theatre be amongst the first to meet and congratulate the recipients.

Doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:30pm ceremony.