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Creative Capital Arts Trust

The Creative Capital Arts Trust (also known as CCAT) is a non-profit charitable organisation established in 2011 to support the creative life and cultural identity of New Zealand's capital city.  We are professionally managed by a team of extraordinary arts administrators, seasoned festival producers, and emerging talents—led by chief executive Drew James. Our programmes include the annual New Zealand Fringe Festival and the free creative street festival CubaDupa, but a few new ideas are on the horizon. Our organisation is dedicated to facilitating, enhancing, and developing cultural opportunities in Wellington. Count on us to seek out and forge new collaborations and partnerships, and serve as a resource for emerging artists and creative possibilities in the region.


Our offices and teams are based at Toi Poneke Arts Centre, and the Trust is governed by a visionary board of civic leaders and creative people. Our door is always open to partnerships, collaborations, and community connections. If you have a project or idea to share—or are interested in supporting the work of Creative Capital Arts Trust—we would love to hear from you. Join us in expanding Wellington's creative horizons and growing new platforms for artists and audiences.  Help us build a more vibrant, connected, expressive, and exciting capital!



As one of Wellington's leading charitable cultural organisations, Creative Capital Arts Trust is grateful to our wonderful sponsors, donors, funding partners, and collaborators. Everything we do—including a heavy focus on creative placemaking, community and sense of place, and cultural wellbeing—is made possible by our supporters. We are especially grateful to our long-term partners and funders for their belief in our organisation, and their unyielding support for our mission, programmes, and people. You all have our gratitude...


Wellington City Council


Wellington Regional Amenities Fund

Wellington Community Trust

Wellington International Airport

Creative New Zealand

Massey University


The Wellington Company

United States Embassy

Havana Coffee Works

Te Auaha

Cato Brand Partners

Inject Design

NV Interactive

Victoria University of Wellington

Moore Wilson

Resene Paints

Garage Project


Australian High Commission

Wilson Parking

and all our amazing friends, donors, and volunteers

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