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8 December 2015

For Artists

Applications for Arts Industry cards are now open

Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) offers you the opportunity to experience some of the most entertaining and inspiring performing arts that the world has to offer with an AAF Arts Industry Card.

The AAF Arts Industry Card is available to professional artists, technicians and arts administrators working for New Zealand based arts companies, cooperatives or ensembles, or self-employed professional artists.


  • Up to 50% discount on one ticket only per performance to 2016 Auckland Arts Festival events on the day of the show, if space is available.

  • Tickets need to be bought in person from Festival ticketing outlets or at the relevant box office (see website for details).

  • They are not available via online or phone bookings.


Additional special offers where applicable during the Festival.

Please note

  • A limited number of AAF Arts Industry Cards are available

  • This offer is not open to people working full-time for local or central government or institutions such as universities, arts councils, or Council galleries and venues.

If you are an arts professional who meets the above criteria and you are interested in an AAF Arts Industry Card, please fill in the questionnaire on the website and email it together with a passport-sized digital photograph of yourself to: RSVP@aaf.co.nz (subject line ARTS INDUSTRY CARD).

Applications close on Tuesday 17 February 2016. Eligibility is assessed on the applicant's answers to the questions. Please note the decision regarding eligibility by the Festival panel is final – no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

Applications will be processed in February 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by email and will be able pick up their AAF Arts Industry Card from Monday 29 February 2016 from the Festival office, and then from Wednesday 2 March 2016 onwards from the Festival Info Booth (The New Zealand Herald Festival Garden, Aotea Square).

Important: The AAF Arts Industry Card will need to be presented at the point of ticket purchase and again at the door of the show.