The Arts Foundation

The Arts Foundation was instigated 11 years ago by patrons wanting to support New Zealand's finest artists to create more work. The founders had great ideas about how artists could be supported, without red tape and without conditions. They also had good ideas about how the people who support these artists could be closely involved.

The Arts Foundation produces New Zealand's national celebration of the arts called the Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards. This annual event features up to ten awards for artists from across disciplines. In 2011 $360,000 was donated to artists at the Awards. The event is a black tie dinner and is attended by people from the arts, business and philanthropic communities.  The next Awards will be in Auckland on Tuesday 2nd October 2012.
Foley Family Wines have partnered with The Arts Foundation to help support New Zealand artists.
For every Vavasour case (12 bottles) purchased through the online wine-exchange between now and
31 March 2013, Foley Family Wines will donate $10 to The Arts Foundation. Purchase any other brand
and $5 per case (12 bottles) will be donated.
When purchasing, please use ARTS as the promotion code.

Above: Sarah-Jayne Howard (dancer) receiving her Arts Foundation Laureate Award cheque of $50,000 and Terry Stringer-designed statuette.  At the 2007 Laureate Awards, Wellington.  Image by Ken Baker.