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The 2022 Arts Foundation Laureate Party

Friday, 2 September 2022
6:00 pm — 11:45 pm
The Aotea Centre
Tāmaki Makaurau
Limited tickets available – stay tuned.

Presented by Auckland Live, Stuff and The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi

Meet the next wave of outstanding artists shaping Aotearoa.

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate Party, presented by Auckland Live – one of the most significant nights of the year for New Zealand’s arts community.

Hang with New Zealand’s greatest artists, get to know the seven 2022 Arts Foundation Laureate recipients and party into the night with kai and libations from the best in New Zealand hospitality.

Tickets include food, drinks, music – and of course, front row seats for the 2022 Laureate reveal.


The details:
Friday 2 September 2022
The Aotea Centre, Tāmaki Makaurau
6.30pm – Kai & Libations
7.30pm – Formal Presentation
9.00pm – Party

Dress: Like you’re away from your screen for the first time since 2020. Like the best going-out version of yourself. In whatever you want, plus your dancing shoes.

As always, this mahi is made possible thanks to the radical generosity of great New Zealanders. The 2022 Arts Foundation Laureate Awards have been funded thanks to the support of: Sir Roger Hall, The Burr/ Tatham Trust, Theresa Gattung, My Art, Jillian Friedlander and Hall Cannon.

Our alumni of awarded artists and Kotahi members (our Arts Foundation giving collective) are invited on us! If you've ever thought about giving to The Arts Foundation – now is the time. Check out how you can be part of a movement backing the arts here.

What’s a Laureate?

Since 2000, the Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate awards have celebrated New Zealand’s greatest artists across the disciplines. Every year, The Arts Foundation recognise up to ten exceptional artists with a $30,000 award, and share their story with New Zealand.

An Arts Foundation Laureate is an artist that is outstanding in their field, and is having impact on their community or practise. This year, seven new artists will be welcomed into the fold – joining a Laureate whānau of 113 household names. This year’s line-up also includes the inaugural Toi Kō Iriri Queer Laureate; an outstanding artist having a monumental impact on our queer arts communities.