• UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival

A six day festival of the arts around the Bay of Islands region.

2 – 7 April 2019

About us

UPSURGE Bay of Islands Arts Festival is delivered by the Bay of Islands Arts Festival Trust, a registered charitable trust.

Our mission as an organisation is to be a unique must-do arts experience, inspiring and connecting our communities.

We partner with artists, our communities and supporters to develop distinctive arts experiences to the region, designed to inspire people to come together, to participate and to enjoy.

BAY OF ISLANDS ARTS FESTIVAL TRUST
Sally Macauley (Trust Chair), Laurel Simm, Debra Shand, Shell Wilson, Vivien Smith, Gail Richards and Shaun Curtis

FESTIVAL TEAM
Sophie Kelly – Festival Director
Wendy Clease – Technical Manager
Jo Hughes – Festival School Coordinator & Administrator
Jacquetta Bell – Talks Coordinator
Publicity – Gillian Hughes – Hughes PR

SPONSORS
The Festival simply would not be possible without the support of so many generous sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters. It takes a huge amount of energy and money to plan and deliver a festival of this scale and we are truly grateful to all of those who have seen the value of what we do and helped make it all possible.

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To our wonderful sponsors & supporters

The Festival simply would not be possible without the support of so many generous sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters. It takes a huge amount of energy and money to plan and deliver a festival of this scale and we are truly grateful to all of those who have seen the value of what we do and helped make it all possible.

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