Artist Applications

Artist expressions of interest open - Taranaki Arts Festival 2021 season

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

Presented by TAFT, the Taranaki Arts Festival launched in March 1991 as a biennial international arts festival. Over the years it has hosted the likes of Russia’s delightful Slava’s SnowShow, Montreal’s explosive Traces, the world premiere of opera The Prodigal Child, Dame Malvina Major, the Topp Twins, Footnote Dance Company, and the list goes on.

In 2019 the traditional biennial festival underwent a contemporary makeover, evolving into four unique festivals. The first festival of its kind in New Zealand to present a series of niche festivals, the new structure has kept Taranaki at the forefront of the arts scene, and more alive with the arts than ever.

2021 Arts Festival Programme 

Right Royal Cabaret Festival

29 July – 01 Aug 2021

RESET Arts Festival

4-14 Nov 2021 

Taranaki Arts Festival in 2021 is looking for ideas, artistic proposals, and performances from any individuals or companies.

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.

Proposals: TAFT welcome submissions for new works or re-presentation of existing works. Our arts festivals are curated festivals, and we are looking to programme:

  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Cabaret
  • Music
  • Comedy

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