Thanks for taking the time to express interest in being part of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2023!

Attracting in excess of 55,000 people each year,  the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival has been Waikato's premier annual arts event for well over 20 years. Using predominantly the unique performance platform of the international award winning Hamilton Gardens (plus key venues in the Hamilton City CBD), HGAF is a truly magical experience for artists and audience alike.

Our next festival is scheduled for 24th Feb to 5 Mar next year and we couldn’t be more excited to hear from you.

Submissions will be open until 15th July. We will be reviewing all applications in due course and will endeavour to get back to you at earliest convenience.

-HGAF Team


Please fill in the following with as much detail as possible.

Name of Act/Show *
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Cell/Mobile *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/County *
Zip/Postcode *
Name of Company (if applicable)
Place of residence
Type of act *
Briefly describe your show/act *
Size of performing party
What is the duration of your performance (if applicable)
Does your show/act have an interval (if applicable)?
Have your presented this work before?
If so, where have you presented this work?
Please post links to any reviews here
Do you intend to present this work (or similar) in the Waikato between now and the festival?
Do you intend to tour your work anytime in 2022?
There is opportunity if touring for collaboration with other festivals/venues to ensure the best outcome for acts/presenters.
If so, are you able to provide more details?
Please attach any promotional images you may have
High quality marketing collateral is a prerequisite for inclusion in our programme. If your work is in development and imagery is not yet available, this will need to be supplied by end of August. 
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Why do you want to play at our festival?
What value do you think your show/act will bring to HGAF 22?
Do you have a venue in mind for your act?
If so, please state your preference
Please note that whilst we will take preferences into consideration during programming decisions, we cannot guarantee any particular space at this stage.
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What are your technical requirements?
Dates available
Available all datesFri 24 Feb 2023Sat 25 Feb 2023Sunday 26 Feb 2023Wed 1 Mar 2023Thu 2 Mar 2023Fri 3 Mar 2023Sat 4 Mar 2023Sun 5 Mar 2023