The festival is New Zealand’s premier arts and cultural event. It’s currently held every two years, and attracts world class line-ups of performers.
They bring many thousands of visitors to the city and expose locals to compelling, graceful, witty, fresh and challenging performances, artists and experiences.
It’s a centrepiece of the city’s status as a cultural and arts capital. The "off year" leaves a gap in the city’s events calendar and means we are missing out on the economic and cultural returns from the quality events that the festival can attract.
We propose increasing our grant to allow it to grow its existing programme, attract new audiences, and develop more "off-year" events or shows in the city.
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