Become part of the arts whānau - join a special community of like-minded people who believe in the power of arts, culture and creativity to make life better.

If you have a strong passion and enthusiasm for arts, culture and creativity and want to tautoko (support) Aotearoa’s creative community, consider joining our strongest group of ambassadors, our Patrons.

Here at Tāwhiri, we firmly believe that the health of our society depends on a flourishing community of artists, creatives and supporters. Tāwhiri is a charitable company and the umbrella organisation that produces some of Aotearoa’s most iconic arts events including Wellington Jazz Festival, Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Lexus Song Quest, Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara and other major events.

Did you know that for every one dollar we generate through ticket sales, we must raise another two dollars to cover the costs of the events?

Patron support is critical to help us to achieve this goal, enabling more, different people to access the wellbeing benefits of the arts and creativity.

As a charity we can’t do it alone; our Patrons’ support along with that of our corporate partners and funders is what empowers our mahi and activity enabling us to:

  • Bring as many people as possible together to enjoy a world-class programme that connects Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) with the world
  • Keep on delivering, by supporting our sustainability so our events can be experienced and enjoyed by future generations
  • Break down barriers to attendance through free, digital and accessibly priced events. Plus, offer heavily subsidised tickets for schools
  • Provide support, manaakitanga and a vital platform for both homegrown and international artists through commissioning opportunities
  • and so much more.

In addition to the feel-good factor of giving and getting behind something you care about, as a Patron you will:

  • Be the first to hear about the Festival programme and happenings
  • Receive a premium ticket package
  • Be able to use your ticket allocation across the Wellington Jazz Festival plus other Tāwhiri-produced events including the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Lexus Song Quest
  • Enjoy a personalised, preferential in-house booking service from the Tāwhiri team
  • Be able to claim a tax rebate of 33% on your donation
  • Have your support recognised in marketing materials and more....

Every gift, of any size, makes a difference.
Patronage runs for two years and the levels and corresponding premium tickets (valid for a period of two years from date of first payment) are:

  • Platinum - 36 tickets $9000
  • Gold - 30 tickets $7500
  • Silver - 24 tickets $5500
  • Bronze - 18 tickets $3500
  • Patron - 12 tickets $2000
  • Launchpad - 8 tickets $1200.

We’d love to talk to you about how you can get involved.

Please contact Margie Beattie on +64 21 457 281 or email