What you need to know:
Auckland Pride is an open-access arts, cultural, and community Festival. We rely on our community to produce events for the Auckland Pride Festival, and do everything we can to support them. We can’t wait to kick off another month of queer celebrations across all of Auckland, and we’re looking forward to working with you to make it happen.
The below Festival Registrations form contains everything you need for next year’s Festival. It’s a suggestion box, a Proud Centres Submission form, a Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative Application Form, an Access Pride Fund application form, as well as a Festival Registration Form. The forms are based on the level of support you need from Auckland Pride, whether that’s funding, or don’t need support at all.
The 2022 Festival will be themed around ’50 years of Pride in Auckland’ and our provocation to event organisers is to consider this theme, what it means to you and your event, and incorporate elements of our history into your event. More about this provocation can be found in the Festival Registration Information Pack, and we’ll have more to share when we launch in November.
Festival Registration Information:
Before filling out the Festival Registration form, please read the Festival Registration Information Pack.
The information pack has everything you need to know in it, including our 2022 provocation, venues, pricing, ticketing, key dates, accessibility, and more! It’s a go-to guide for organising an event in the 2022 Festival.
For more information please contact our Festival Coordinator, Alex Marris at [email protected]
In order to protect Tāmaki Makaurau’s rainbow communities from COVID-19 and ensure a safe and successful festival, attendees of all events in the 2022 Auckland Pride Festival will be required to show proof of vaccination. Our focus is now on protecting our community against COVID-19 during the Festival, while also preparing in case levels are changed during the Festival. Our plan and advice, including on the new COVID-19 Protection Framework can be found in our resource: How to Plan a Pride Event in a Pandemic.
The Proud Centres are back for Pride 2022! The Auckland Council initiative will once again open up Tāmaki Makaurau’s Community Centres for programming across February 2022. Proud Centres events will receive production support to make their event a reality in a community centre, and support through the umbrella Proud Centres marketing and at individual centres. For more information or to discuss your event idea, email [email protected]
December – Auckland Pride Launch & Programme Announcement
17 December – Second round of Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative funding closes
17 December – Access Pride Fund applications close
20 December – All Festival registrations close
January – Full Programme Announcement
Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative:
Applications for the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative are open.
There will be two rounds, the second is open now until November 28. Aimed at directly resourcing our diverse communities, the Empowerment Initiative provides vital funding to allow independent producers to create the events of their dreams as part of the Auckland Pride Festival.
More information can be found in the Festival Registration Information Pack, or in the form below.
Access Pride Fund:
The Access Pride Fund is our newest initiative aimed at increasing the accessibility of the events in our Festival, removing financial barriers for our event organisers and increasing participation of disabled people in Pride.
Thanks to our Core Funding Partner, Foundation North, the Access Pride Fund will distribute small amounts of funding for event organisers to pay for changes to their event that will make them more accessible (eg. paying for an NZSL interpreter, or hiring a more expensive but more accessible venue).
Organisers can use our Accessibility Checklist to see what improvements can be made to their event. Applicants must identify areas of improvement for their event and how they’ll improve it, with the amount of funding they need.