These are the folks behind your favourite inner-city celebration.
management, event management, and festival direction. He was
the first Producer for WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance) in
Auckland, Artistic Director for two 'Erupt Lake Taupo' Festivals,
and as the Artistic Director for Taranaki Arts Festival Trust, Drew
programmed four WOMAD festivals, and three Taranaki
International Arts Festivals. Drew was the founding Executive
Producer for PANNZ Tour-Makers, New Zealand’s Performing Arts
Touring Agency 2015 – 2019.
Drew was the founder and creative force behind CubaDupa street
arts festival in Wellington founded in 2015. His love of Cuba
Street, with its unique energy and creative spirit, inspired his vision
to create an interactive street arts festival that celebrates diversity,
creativity and street culture. Drew was Artistic Director from 2015
– 2019 and has now returned as CCAT's Chief Executive.
Ben specialises in arts marketing and has worked across some of Pōneke’s biggest arts festivals like the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington Jazz Festival, Second Unit, New Zealand Fringe Festival, and TAHI Festival.
With experience in marketing, design, directing, and producing, Ben enjoys the ambition and scale of working on festivals and the intersections of creativity that open in a project like CubaDupa. When he’s not working in marketing Ben can usually be found in the rehearsal room directing WITCH Music Theatre or tutoring musical theatre at Te Auaha.