Enriching our people.

Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT) was created as an independent charitable trust in 1991.

Thirty years on and TAFT festivals are part of the fabric of Taranaki life, WOMAD, the Taranaki Garden Festival, Kinetika and the hugely successful Taranaki Arts Festival have brought together a network of people, performers and world-class events and experiences.

TAFT continues to lead the way to ensure that our people and province is even more alive with the arts than ever!

Festival websites

A list of our current and upcoming festivals. Click through to purchase tickets:

On this page, you can find information about the people who work at TAFT, how to apply to have your show in one of our festivals, how to subscribe to our newsletters, and where to get information and content for media/PR purposes.

Festival Team

It takes a dedicated and highly creative collection of events professionals to present world-class festivals for their people, the TAFT team have led the way with their wealth of expertise and together deliver festival experiences unlike any other.

Event visionaries, the TAFT team are a fleet of well-healed feet who take great pride in creating memorable and magical experiences.

Artist Applications Open

The Taranaki Arts Festival is seeking expression of interest from artists for their 2021 festival season.

If you think you have an act or work that fits the festival’s vision to be a world-class, dynamic, modern, and iconic arts festival enriching the lives of our people, we would love to hear from you.

Check out our applications page to learn more!


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