Artsplash is a young people’s arts festival that brings together primary and intermediate schools throughout Wellington to celebrate dance, music, drama, visual art and wearable art. They perform for their parents, whānau, friends and the public.

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29 August–2 September 2016

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Artsplash dance

1−2 September 2016

Various dance styles are performed by students aged 5−13 years old. Students choreograph and perform their own routines. Artsplash dance combines many genres including hip-hop, creative, jazz, cultural and ballet.

Artsplash music and wearable art

29 August−31 September 2016

Music-making ‘by young people, for young people’ is at the heart of Artsplash. Thousands of young people perform at the Michael Fowler Centre, accompanied by Wellington’s Sinfonietta Orchestra, Chilton Amadeus Orchestra and the Artsplash Festival Band. Year 7 and 8 students present their Wearable Art creations in a colourful performance.

Artsplash visual art

29 August−2 September 2016

For young visual artists, there’s nothing like seeing their work displayed in a public exhibition. More than 1,000 pieces will adorn the Renouf Foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre. Free entry.



2016 Artsplash Registration Forms (51KB PDF)

Register to perform at Artsplash 2016

Use this registration form if you'd like to take part in Artsplash 2016 in the dance, music, visual art and/or wearable art categories.



Artsplash is made possible through the generous support of the Wellington Decorative Arts Society, Lion Foundation and Multimedia Systems Ltd.

More information

Mary Prichard


City Arts team

Phone: (04) 499 4444

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