About Sponsorship

The Taranaki Arts Trail attracts visitors from outside the region.

Become a major or supporting partner to promote your establishment and brand by offering special offers with links to your website via our marketing channels, (i.e. Brochure (2019), Website, eNews and Facebook).

Host Private Visits & Corporate Events

The Taranaki Arts Trail has extensive flexibility to support organisations with private visits to artists, corporate art events or via corporate branding of events.  

Business Development : Art to entertain Prospects and Clients at your Business

Art Events are a powerful mechanism to attract customers to your business.  Host a “Connections Event” at your business with guest artist and arts on display.

Key Statistics

  • Visitors 2017 – 12,000 studio visits in 2017
  • Targeting 15,000 studio visits in 2018 (20% to 35% from outside Taranaki Region)
  • 74 Artists for 2018
  • Arts Trail Handbook and pamphlets – 7,000 distributed locally and regionally

Marketing and Promotions

  • 20 roadside signs around the region
  • Growing Facebook following of 2,860
  • Website, month directly preceding the trail (May) had 1,938 visits and 48,265 page views.
  • Advertising in Kia Ora Magazine.
  • Stuff digital for 2.5 million impressions.
  • Print advertising in Live Magazine, Community Papers, Metro Art Showcase, The New Zealand Artists Magazine, Art News NZ
  • Radio promotions on Access Radio
  • Opening night attendees 

Unique Opportunities for Sponsors and Patrons

A BNZ sponsored event that showcases both leading and emerging artists that have demonstrated a high standard of work that warrants further recognition. This is a great way for patrons to keep in touch with up and coming artists, see their work and hear about their creative processes first hand.

The opening night is held at the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford starting at 7pm.  It brings together artists, sponsors and members of the public for an entertaining opening night and celebration of Taranaki Art.  The exhibition is free to visit and runs daily until the 21st June 2020.

The artist's studios and workshops are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on the weekend of June 5/6/7 June 2020. Admission is free.

A handy brochure with accompanying fold out map showing the locations of the Taranaki Arts Trail artists will be available from March onwards at Information Centres, libraries, galleries participating artists and local cafes.