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We're very excited…and we need your help. Would you like to play an integral part in making the Waitaki Arts Festival a success for the region and it's people?

This is an opportunity to be part of this new arts festival. While we have received tremendous support from funders and sponsors, we still require a boost to ensure the festival is presented to the highest standard and to enhance our free entry community events - please, join us with this campaign.

The Project
The festival will be held over two weeks and three weekends, in a variety of locations - Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail, Friendly Bay, Forrester Art Gallery, Grainstore Gallery, Loan & Merc, Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru Public Gardens, Riverstone Kitchen, Scotts Brewing Co, Takaroa Park, Waitaki Community Gardens, Whitestone City & the NZ Whiskey Barrel Room AND a big red double decker bus!

This festival is bringing our community together in a creative, fun and family friendly way and our free of charge events include the Oamaru Stone Sculpture Symposium, Through the Lonesome Dark and Art on Bikes. The ticketed events have been kept at an affordable price with many being featured in the beautiful Oamaru stone historic buildings. The content is international, local and exceptional NZ productions featuring theatre, dance, film, music, comedy, literature and visual art

To view the Festival events visit us here https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaitakiArtsFestival/events

The Progress
The festival has received funding support from the Otago Community Trust, media sponsorship from NZME and Glue Creative, event sponsorship from Headfirst Travel, Scotts Brewing Co, Tourism Waitaki, Whitestone Cheese Co and Whitestone Contracting Ltd.

We have fabulous community collaboration with Alps to Ocean, Forrester Art Gallery, Oamaru Farmers Market, Oamaru Stone Symposium, Orokanui EcoSanctuary, Safer Waitaki, Sport Waitaki, Waitaki Community Gardens & Waitaki District Council.

Your Participation
Please donate - ALL donations - large or small - are hugely appreciated. Our challenge - ticket sales for events in unique spaces are limited (showcasing the extraordinary venues that we have in our region), we have kept ticket prices affordable, we have free of charge events. Running this campaign will assist us meeting our budget…we just need that little bit extra and you can help us by donating to this Boosted campaign.