The Dunedin Arts Festival
The South Island's Premier Arts Experience

The next Dunedin Arts Festival will be in March and April 2025. Watch this space for more details.

In October 2022, the 12th Dunedin Arts Festival inspired, entertained, provoked, and enthralled Ōtepoti Dunedin audiences and our many out-of-town visitors with an incredible programme of work from all over the world - including the very best from Aotearoa New Zealand. 

To better align ourselves with the University, the schools, the Dunedin weather, and our partners in Auckland and Wanaka, we have shifted the festival back to Autumn, and the next iteration will be in March and April 2025. 

Keep an eye out here for more details, or follow our Facebook, X (twitter) or Instagram pages to stay up to date.


Philanthropy and Sponsorship are now a tried and tested method of profile raising and publicity that enables companies (and individuals) to give something back to the community in which they operate.

Supporting the Arts is not just a donation but a sound investment in community and a marketing opportunity for you. Successful sponsorships have financial benefits and PR opportunities.

Supporting the Arts essentially promotes a “feel-good” factor in the minds of people. Research has shown that the public remember the name in association with a good event/time and a carefully considered sponsorship project can add enormous value to existing promotional and public relations endeavours.

Arts Support contributes directly to regional growth in that it supports the growth of a socially healthy and well-balanced society….an intelligent society capable of initiative, creativity, and sustained growth.

What Supporting the Arts can offer you:

  • Opportunity to contribute to and invest in growing the Dunedin Arts Festival to become a truly national visitor attraction for the region.
  • Profile positioning and brand exposure in the Southern region and nationally through a positive, colourful, and high-quality association.
  • Opportunity to entertain friends, clients and staff at Festival events.

  • Contribution to making Dunedin a healthy, interesting, and creative community for us all to live in.

  • An investment in the arts, both nationally and locally.