The New Zealand Festival is a curated Festival and artists are programmed by invitation. While the majority of our international programme will be selected by our guest curators, we are always interested in hearing from artists and organisations, having conversations and exploring how your work aligns with our Festival. New Zealand work is selected and commissioned by the Festival Creative Director, Marnie Karmelita.

For additional information about this process please read our Artist FAQs

If you think you or your company have an exciting proposal suitable for the New Zealand Festival or the Wellington Jazz Festival, please email or you can post information or invitations to:

Creative Director
New Zealand Festival
PO Box 10 113
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

Please note that the Festival receives a lot of information and is not always able to acknowledge receipt of, return, or offer assessment or feedback on material.