The Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa’s Arts Festival is held biennially over 10 days in October. Our world-class programme includes local, national and international theatre, dance, music, visual art, literature and film.

With your support we can bring extraordinary arts events and experiences to the Wairarapa. To inspire and challenge our local friends, families and our children and to entice visitors to visit our beautiful region. We are a small organisation with an exciting task. During our previous Festivals we’ve inspired over 10,000 people with a mix of free and paid events. We are interested in bringing your passion to life in our 2017 Festival by using your donation to directly make an event happen.

Whether you get excited about providing opportunities for our children or you want to bring an artist to our region, Heidi, our Festival Director will meet with you to find out more.

You’ll be the first to hear about all the exciting news from the festival team and we are keen that this is a two way conversation where you are comfortable contacting us with your ideas and thoughts. Start that conversation by contacting Heidi at

Patron Progamme

We run our patron programme throughout the Festival and non-Festival year offering opportunities to network and mingle with like-minded arts supporters at pre and post show cocktail parties, You will also receive a priority booking period, not only for Kokomai events but also for Hawkes Bay Arts Festival. Our Patron Brochure has all the benefits outlined.

Donating is Easy. For more information on payment plans, click here.