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Artist Application 2025 -





Thanks for taking the time to express interest in being part of the Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa 2025!

Attracting in excess of 45,000 people each year,  the Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa has been Waikato's premier annual arts event for over 25 years. Using predominantly the unique performance platform of the international award winning Hamilton Gardens (plus key venues in the Hamilton City CBD), HAFTOKK is a truly magical experience for artists and audience alike.

Our next festival is scheduled for 21 Feb to 2 March 2025 and we couldn’t be more excited to hear from you.

Submissions will be open until 28th July. We will be reviewing all applications in due course and will endeavour to get back to you at earliest convenience.



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

Production Title (Name of Show/Act) *
Name of Production Company (if applicable)
Production Company Country of Origin
If New Zealand, please state where the region of origin
Primary Contact - First Name *
Primary Contact - Last Name *
Primary Contact - Email *
Primary Contact - Phone *
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Type of act *
Cabaret/BurlesqueChildren Theatre/OtherComedy/Stand UpDance/ClassicalDance/Contemporary DjInstallation/ArtInstallation/PerformanceMulti MediaMusic/ClassicalMusic/ContemporaryMusic/Jazz & BluesMusical TheatrePhysical Theatre/CircusRoaming PerformanceTheatre/ComedyTheatre/DramaOther
Briefly describe your show/act *
Indication of the number of artists performing
Confirm number in your touring party
What is the duration of your performance (if applicable)
Does your show/act have an interval?
Have you 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 2024 or 2025?
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. 
Add another (Max 3)
What value do you think your show/act will bring to HAFTOKK 25?
Do you have a venue in mind for your act?
If so, please state your preference
Please note that preference will be made towards shows/acts that can activate Hamilton Gardens Enclosed Gardens. Please refer to the Hamilton Gardens Website for more information.
Whilst we will take venue preferences into consideration we cannot guarantee any particular space at this stage.
Please provide an indication of any travel and/or freight costs that would be expected to be reimbursed by the Festival.
Travel/Freight Costs (if applicable)
What are your technical requirements?
Production Technical Rider (if applicable)
Attach a full rider for your show. Alternatively leave blank if this is still in development or not applicable
Dates available
Available all datesFri 21 FebSat 22 FebSun 23 FebWed 26 FebThu 27 FebFri 28 FebSat 1 MarSun 2 Mar

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