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 ten Arts Foundation Laureates each year, selected by an expert panel across all arts disciplines and regions of New Zealand.

Together, let’s amplify the impact our country’s most outstanding artists are having on New Zealand, 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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Be part of Kotahi. Give to our artists.

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
Arts Follower $500 $750 You haven’t given before – 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 tickets to the NZ Arts Ball and Laureate Awards. Bonus, we’ll invite you to our small local events during the year.
Art Backer $1,550 $2,000 You want in on backing artists to make their mark. As well as being in the know, you’ll receive 2x tickets to the Arts Ball, and 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 $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 annual Laureates. You’ll also receive two tickets to Arts Ball for you (or your favourite artists if you can’t attend).
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 $25,550+ $30,000+ Join a very special group of leaders who are helping grow a culture of arts philanthropy in New Zealand. 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.
Business Club
Be part of a creative collective of SME's who believe in creativity in business.

Be part of a collective of SME's who believe in creativity in business. What’s in it for you? A table at Arts Ball for you and other clients or staff. We’ll invite you to an annual creativity and business evening where you can discuss the power of arts and creativity with likeminded businesses, our trustees and patrons. $7,550 per annum.

Back an Award
Fund an Arts Laureate.

Be one of our leaders helping to take the arts in New Zealand forward with a generous philanthropic community. We’re offering the opportunity to present or support one of ten Laureates for ten years. Make your mark on a Laureate with an annual $25,000 gift that goes directly to an artist chosen by a carefully selected panel each year. You’ll also receive 2x tickets to Arts Ball for you or your favourite artists (facilitated by us). 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, call Jo on 027 431 4780 or email

Be part of Arts Ball
Buy a ticket, back an artist to attend, or add to our auction.

Be there at the Auckland Town Hall on the 26th of September 2020 to honour our artists, experience outstanding artistic performance, and be part of a spirit of creativity and generosity. Secure your seat or back your favourite artists to attend. We’ll handle the logistics. We’re on a mission to raise $100,000 at Arts Ball to fund four year-long mentorships for our Springboard recipients. Or, contribute a major Arts Ball auction item to help back our next generation of New Zealand artists. Email us with your ideas.

Boost an artist project for as little as $5.

Boosted is the only dedicated arts crowdfunding platform in the country, and generates around $1,000,000 in financial support for artists every year. It boasts an impressive 85% success rate for each artist, leading the charge for crowdfunding platforms in the world. After six years in development, 50,000 donors, and $6 million raised for artists, the Parkin Gift has recently enabled us to refresh the web-platform to enable even more donations, and take Boosted to the next level. Go on, support homegrown talent from Kaitaia to Bluff. Boost an arts project today.