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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

Chair: Sally Macauley, QSM
Treasurer: Shaun Curtis
Debra Shand, Mariao Hohaia, Gail Richards, Georgia McDonald, Vivien Smith, Michelle Wilson

FESTIVAL TEAM
Technical Manager: William Smith, Tungsten Projects
Publicist: Gill Hughes Schools
Co-ordinator: Jo Hughes
Marketing Strategist: John Oszajca
Festival Design: Shalee Fitzsimmons