Join Kotahi (united, one), our giving collective that boosts opportunities for artists and amplifies their impact on New Zealand.

Your funds will go directly toward fuelling our mission to support and profile our country’s most outstanding artists and help show the impact that are having - whether it’s strengthening our cultural identity, furthering their discipline and communities, contributing to the wellbeing of Aotearoa, or leading important change.

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See who is part of Kotahi already

Ways to
make your mark


Giving levels Annual gift with three-year commitment before tax credit Annual gift with one-year commitment before tax credit Give and give back
Boosted Anything up from $5 If you give 10 or more times a year to Boosted, and your gifts total $750 or more, we’ll make you part of our Kotahi giving collective. Boost an arts project today.
Arts Follower - You may just be getting used to this philanthropy thing $500 $750 You’re just getting started on this philanthropy thing and want to be the first to hear what’s going on in the arts, and to secure invitations and tickets to our events.
Art Backer - You want in on backing artists to make their mark $1,000 $1,500 As well as being in the know, you’ll be invited to special artist events and discussions throughout the year (unfortunately we cannot invite you to the Laureate Awards, but if we have capacity, you may purchase a ticket).
Mark Maker - You’re making a difference to the Arts Foundation’s movement $5,550 $6,550 As well as being invited to special events during the year, you’ll also be exclusively invited to the intimate Icon awards every 1-2 years (often held at Government House), and the Laureate Awards to recognise up to ten Laureates annually.
Arts Investor $10,550 $12,550 Attendance to all events including the Icons, Laureates, and Arts Ball, as well as special one-on-one moments with artists.
Arts Leader - Join a very special group of leaders who are helping grow a culture of arts philanthropy in New Zealand $25,550+ $30,000+ You'll help the Arts Foundation be more sustainable by committing for a 10 year period, or in perpetuity, and join a small group who each present a Laureate annually in your name. Bespoke benefits to be discussed.
Back an Award
Fund an Arts Foundation Laureate.

Be one of our leaders helping to take the arts in New Zealand forward with a generous community. We have two opportunities left to present or support one of ten Laureates for ten years. Make your mark on a Laureate with an annual $30,000 gift that goes directly to an artist chosen by a carefully selected panel each year, and $5,000 goes towards the costs of running, celebrating and promoting our Laureates each year. Learn more about our Laureate Awards, call Jo on 027 431 4780 or email

Leave a Legacy
Leave a legacy to the arts in New Zealand.

Leaving a gift in your will, or to commemorate a dear friend or family member, is a beautiful way to make your mark by backing the work of New Zealand’s artists. Endow a Laureate award in your name with a legacy of $200,000 or more, call Jo on 027 431 4780 or email