A Festival Powered by Partners, Friends, and Neighbours

Each and every year, CubaDupa would not be possible without the generous support and highly creative participation of an entire village of friends and partners. From major supporters like Wellington City Council and WellingtonNZ, to amazing local festival sponsors like The Wellington Company and Wellington International Airport, our celebration is their celebration. From small arts groups and collectives to major institutions like New Zealand Opera and the Symphony Orchestra, we share every minute of beautiful disruption. All of the below businesses, organisations, and neighbours play an important part in powering our CubaDupa engine. Together, we are building a more creative community—and one vibrant place to live, work, and play. Please thank each and every one when you get the chance.

2020 CubaDupa Festival Partners

Wellington City Council
WellingtonNZ
Wellington Amenities Fund
Creative New Zealand
Wellington International Airport
Kāpura / Wellington Hospitality Group
Fortune Favours Beer
The Wellington Company
Cato Brand Partners
Wellington Community Trust
Massey University College of Creative Arts
Asia New Zealand Foundation

Victoria University
Garage Project
United States Embassy
Havana Coffee Works
Light House Cuba Cinema
ZM
Phantom Billstickers
RadioActive.FM
Australia High Commission
Canadian Embassy
French Embassy
Irish Embassy

Pakistan High Commission
Moore Wilson’s
Southern Cross Restaurant
Southern Trust
Trust House Foundation
Pelorus Trust
New Zealand Community Trust
Four Winds Foundation
Lion Foundation
Trillian Trust
ONE Foundation

2020 CubaDupa Programme Partners

Wellington City Gallery
Arts Access Aotearoa
Performance Arcade
BodyFX & Weta Workshop
Bristol Hotel
The Phoenix Summit
Te Auaha
John Psathas
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Wellington

Royal New Zealand Air Force BandNZAF
Wellington Brass Band
Hutt City Brass Band
Capital City Big Band
New Zealand School of Music
Wellington Batucada
AKSamba
O’Ziriguidum Samba School
Samba ao Vento – Manawatu
Tauranga Samba

Unidos de Aotearoa
Hawkes Bay Batucada
Toi Poneke Arts Centre
Pride Festival
Zeal
Valhala
HeyDay
Laundry

2020 CubaDupa Festival Interns

Ella Carling / Site and production
Edward Hamling / Video and content editing
Aeron Glasgow Keene / Production and stage plans
Helena Baker / Programming and partnerships
Isaac Adams / Logistics and artist relations
Charles Clatworthy / Programming and content editing
Victoria Saunders / Photography and special projects