Friends and Patrons

Click here to become a
 Friend or Patron of the Festival or email friends@artsfestival.co.nz.

Friends and Patrons have
 access to an exclusive programme of unique insights, experiences and performances during the Festival period.

Patron

Our Festival Patrons believe in the power of the arts to transform people and communities and want to contribute to cultural activities that make a meaningful difference to our city.

All Patrons receive:

- Invitation to the exclusive pre-launch function with Artistic Director Craig Cooper
- Invitation to the Festival launch 
- Invitation to a range of exclusive Patron events in the lead-up to the Festival 
- Regular updates and special offers 
- Access to a priority booking period to secure the best seats in the house 
- Acknowledgement in the Festival programme, on the website, in the annual report and on sponsor boards during the Festival 

PLATINUM PATRON - $5,000
- 10 complimentary tickets

PATRON - $1,000
- 2 complimentary tickets

Friends

Our Festival Friends share a passion for the arts and want to have a closer relationship with the Festival.

All Friends receive:

- Invitation to the exclusive pre-launch function with Artistic Director Craig Cooper
- Invitation to a range of entertaining and exclusive 'Friends' events during the Festival 
- Regular updates and special offers 
- Access to a priority booking period to secure the best seats in the house 

GOLD FRIEND - $250
- 2 complimentary tickets

FESTIVAL FRIEND - $100

LIFE MEMBERS

Barry Gadsby

Robert and Philippa Robertson

PLATINUM PATRONS

Elworthy
Jeremy Johnson
Ken and Jane Jones
Robert and Philippa Robertson
Dame Adrienne Stewart
The Robert and Barbara Stewart Charitable Trust
Sheelagh Thompson
Ernest and Catherine Henshaw 

PATRONS

Hon. Margaret Austin
Sarah Metcalf and Adrian Balasingam
Celia Barker
Philippa Bates
Martin and Julie Blackmore
Roger Bridge
Ros and Philip Burdon
Neil and Angela Cameron
Jan-Louise and Paul Chesmar
Stephen Collins
Mark and Sarah Cox
Amanda and Adrian Currie
Chris Lee and Christine Fitzgerald
Richard and Janet Francis
Furnishscene
Charlotte and Marcel Gray
Shalene Gray and Simon Dickson
Stephanie Grieve and Bill Willis
Elizabeth and Richard Ineson
Kris and Georgie Inglis
M R and B L Ireland
Rob and Lucy Laidlaw
Michael Laney & Monica Ryan
Anthony and Jane Leighs
Freddie and Rosemary Linterman
Julie and Matt Maling
Raf and Prue Manji
Simon and Kate Martin
Richard McGowan
Graeme McVicar
Lee and John McVicar
Michael and Patricia Mellon
Jason and Joanna Millar
Clare and Justin Murray
Richard and Julia Perry
Humphry and Debra Rolleston
Felix and Kirsty Rueppell
Lauren Semple
Laraine and Peter Sharr
Rebecca and Mike Stewart
Leyton and Kylie Tremain
Edith Tripp
Diane White-Johnson
John and Ann Willis
Anna Wilson Georgeson
Anthony Wright and Selene Manning 

 

 

The Christchurch Arts Festival would like to say a special thank you to the Friends and Patrons Committee, a voluntary group dedicated to supporting the Christchurch Arts Festival and our arts community in Canterbury.

FRIENDS AND PATRONS COMMITTEE

Sarah Cox
Victoria Elworthy
Christine Fitzgerald
Susan Henson
Elizabeth Ineson
Lee McVicar (president)
Kirsty Rueppell
Rebecca Stewart