Our Boosted campaign to raise funds for the community production in the next festival is gathering momentum. Boosted is a crowd funding programme run by the Arts Foundation – specially for those in the performing and visual arts that need some financial help with a project.

The concept is simple; you list a project, set a financial target and ask people to donate to it. But here’s the thing, you only get the funds if you hit the target!

We have set up a campaign to raise $5,000 towards the community production of ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ to appear in next year’s festival. So far we have raised $1675 of our $5000 target, that’s 34%. With 12 days to go please don’t delay if you are able to support us with a donation – no matter how big or small. Donations so far have varied from $10 to $1000.  And the donations are tax-deductible.

For those of you who saw ‘Tracing Hamlet’ last festival and ‘Riverside Drive’ in 2011 you will know how amazing these productions are. Teaming up local performers with a professional writer and director brings incredible results.

‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ deals with the topical issue of binge drinking and is set at a high school after party, it will be performed in local bar Gin & Raspberry. It is powerful and provocative with moments of humour and sadness. Auditions have been held, and the cast have been selected from the drama department at Mt Aspiring College, and they’re all set to go. But these productions come at a price – to bring down the director and writer from Auckland to stay and work with the students for rehearsals all costs money so that’s where Boosted comes in.

But don’t take our word for it, here is what Nicole Huddleston has to say about why she donated to the campaign. Nicole is a valued volunteer and supporter of the festival.

I have chosen to donate to this production as it offers a chance to support our young people who are getting a great opportunity to star in a professional show and give us all some food for thought! I can’t wait to see it in the festival, and learn the outcome!”


Volunteer on the 2015 Festival of Colour
Do you have a passion for the arts? Want to gain some experience in the arts industry? Want to mingle with like minded arts-lovers and professionals?If you answered yes to any of the above and want to get involved with the festival then why not do something a bit different and put your hand up to volunteer. We require an exceptional team of volunteers to assist with a variety of duties – office help, driving performers, scanning tickets, assisting artists, ushering at performances and being the face of New Zealand’s best little arts festival.

Become one of our ‘unpaid lovers of the arts’ and SIGN UP TODAY. It’s heaps of fun, social and let’s not forget……you get the opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s best cultural performances!

Register online NOW or call Anna in the office for further info: 03 443 4172

Sponsor of the week….

Local real estate company Ray White Wanaka are proud to be supporting the Festival of Colour and would like to wish the community a happy and safe summer. Keep an eye on sales and auctions on their Facebook page or give them a call on 03 443 8912