WELCOME TO CCAT
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
The Wellington Company
United States Embassy
Havana Coffee Works
Cato Brand Partners
Victoria University of Wellington
Australian High Commission
and all our amazing friends, donors, and volunteers