In 2020 artists are taking over the New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Te Taurima o Aotearoa, to make your experience more special, memorable and exhilarating. As the largest celebration of cutting-edge culture in Aotearoa, our job is to push the boundaries. To do that we’re bringing more artistic voices into the conversation.

For each of the three weeks of the Festival, we’ve invited an internationally renowned artist to be Guest Curator – selecting a signature series of arts experiences just for you. Our 2020 Guest Curators are Lemi Ponifasio, Laurie Anderson and Bret McKenzie, giving each week a distinct feel and identity. Our Guest Curator selections will live alongside other extraordinary art works from Aotearoa and the world, programmed by our Creative Director Marnie Karmelita.