How to Donate

How to Donate

It’s always better to give than receive.

Your generosity helps us to ensure that NZ Fringe remains one of the largest and most diverse multi-genre arts festivals in Aotearoa.

NZ Fringe is run by Creative Capital Arts Trust, a not-for-profit charitable organisation focused on supporting artists to grow their capability and build sustainable careers. Our festivalsNew Zealand Fringe Festival and CubaDupaare a crucial part of Wellington’s creative ecosystem, helping to define Wellington’s character as the Creative Capital. Our passionate team work tirelessly to enable innovative talent, from emerging to the experienced, to find a stage; and the people of Wellington to experience boisterous, thoughtful, and life-affirming live performance.

Count on us to seek out new artists and collaborations, making extraordinary arts experiences accessible to everyone. We passionately advocate for artists, with our development programmes supporting artists to grow their capability, grow their audiences and build sustainable careers.

We rely on the generosity of donors, sponsors, and funders to make our festivals happen. 

Our donors help to ignite creativity in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. They support artists to be wildly creative, successful, and sustainable. They help make our city a vibrant and creative place to live, work and play.

We invite you to join an exceptional group of individuals who collectively ensure that we can deliver incredible arts experiences for all.

Every donation—large or small—is greatly appreciated and goes directly towards the costs of delivering NZ Fringe. Give once, give annually, or give monthly: Flexible giving options tailored to suit you. 

If you would like your gift to be directed to a specific area of our work, you can choose from one of three pillars:

  • Artist Capability Programme: We are passionate about developing and upskilling artists. Help us to deliver artist development programmes that build capacity and capability, supporting more sustainable careers in the arts.
  • Access & Inclusion: Ensuring our events are safe and open to everyone. We are committed to providing an accessible and welcoming experience for festival-goers with specific requirements or additional needs. Help us to continue to build on this commitment to making our festivals accessible to everyone.
  • The Essentials: It takes a team to fuel the fringe and we’re very lucky to have an extraordinary team of arts administrators, seasoned festival producers and emerging talents who work behind the scenes. Your support helps us to cover the core costs associated with delivering NZ Fringe.

Gifts of $100 and above are recognised on our website. All donations of $5 or more are tax deductible and Creative Capital Arts Trust will send you a tax receipt. For alternative methods of making a donation, or if you have any questions, please contact Creative Capital Arts Trust’s Development and Fundraising Manager, James Wilson: