How to Donate

How to Donate

Give us your money.

Although Fringe is one of the largest multi-genre arts festivals in NZ, it has one of the smallest budgets. Run on core funding from our local city council, grants from gaming trusts and Creative NZ, and sponsorship from local businesses and institutions, Fringe needs MONEY! We'd love it if we could have a little of yours…

Donate $20 now - Hit the blue button on the right!


Make a donation to the festival that makes a difference, the festival that's been the launch pad for talent including Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords, Footnote Dance, Trick of the Light, clowns and offensive nipples, parading bicycles and print makers. Fringe has been a place for nearly all the faces on Shortland St to earn their chops, we've had mimes that have gone on to steal our hearts as extreme rugby fans, puppeteers that have gone on to train with the Muppets, some of our finest directors have shaped works in Fringe before shaping works on screen, artists have gone on to teach generations at our finest universities, costumiers have pinned up pants back stage for musical romps before heading to stitch in ballerinas and prop makers have gone from building giant phallus' at BATS Theatre to working on award winning films in Hollywood and beyond,

The Fringe alumni is huge and important and Fringe is an important part of NZ’s art ecology and career trajectory, just as important as every donation that makes the festival possible.

Fringe is run by Creative Capital Arts Trust, a charitable trust. All donations are tax deductible.

Hit that blue button on the right and donate $20 now.

If you would like to donate more or become a festival sponsor, please email Gus Sharp -