Saturday, December 1, 2012
We’ve had the pleasure of working with most of them before – in fact we have enjoyed the same family of partners since 2007 – so we are celebrating their return as well as welcoming a couple of changes and additions.
Firstly, our long standing event partner ANZ Private have upped their ante, joining for 2013 as our new Principal Partner.
Nigel Scott, General Manager ANZ Private, says “We selected the Art Fair as our signature sponsorship because it aligns so strongly with our brand attributes of excellence, mastery and artistry. The Fair delivers a truly memorable experience to our clients and, as a large number of them are collectors and patrons of the arts, they tell us it gives them a real sense of connection with the artists.”
Joining for another fair are our two Major Partners from the corporate sector: Hesketh Henry, who bring the Art of Law to numerous projects including the long standing support of NZ Sculpture OnShore (rasing funds for NZ Refuges). and Staples Rodway who keep us in the black and prove time and time again that accountants are passionate about more than facts and figures.
We are delighted to welcome a very photogenic new addition to our sponsor family: Nikon, who have signed on as our exclusive Digital Imaging Partner. Not only are they a premium brand with great products and technological expertise, their “I AM” tag line resonates rather well with a New Zealand art audience.
There wouldn’t be an Art Fair without our Founding Partners and core funders. Auckland Council were quick to recognise the significance of this event to the city, pledging their support from the outset and we are extremely proud to have been selected by the new order, ATEED (Auckland Events Tourism and Economic Development) as one of the Auckland’s major events.
And of course, Heart of the City who share our vision for the Fair and continue to offer their invaluable support to this and other arts initiatives in the Auckland’s Big litte City.
For those who are travelling to Auckland, you will be able to enjoy 5 Star service and award winning restaurants at SKYCITY Grand, our exclusive accommodation partner.
We have some other great partnerships in the works and look forward to acquainting you with them soon. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming and celebrating the art of partnership.
Jennifer Buckley – Director