Register Your Art

Anyone can bring art to Kiwiburn and add to the visual feast on the paddock. Artwork can be related to the theme for the year…or not. You may like to contribute something as an individual or a collective.

Art at Kiwiburn comes in all sorts of forms. Experimental and interactive sculptures, art cars, performances, costumes, sound, fire and more!

Art provides an opportunity for expression, gifting, civic responsibility, immediacy and leave no trace.

In order to bring your art to the paddock – it will need to be registered so that it can pass through Health and Safety and Cultural Safety checks and given placement by Town Planning.

Registered Art Benefits

By gifting the presence of Art to the community, you or your team:

  • The placement of your art will be incorporated in town planning.
  • Will have your Art description featured in the Event Guide, distributed to every participant on entry.
  • Will have your Art included on the Art Trail map, available for all participants so they can find your awesome creation.
  • Your art will be included in the ARTery Art wankers tour activities.
  • The community will be able to leave a message at ARTery for you.
  • The earlier you register your art, the more support we can provide to make sure you are able to get your work to the paddock.
  • We do have a small number of Reserve Tickets we allocate to artists that would like to bring Art to the paddock each year.

To access these benefits, Art needs to be registered with Kiwiburn and some paperwork submitted.

Please note – Any Kiwiburn Arts Committee (KAC) Approved Grants do not need to apply as they are automatically registered (this includes Art Reserve tickets and Early Entry).

Key Dates for Kiwiburn 2024

Art Registration

1 September Art Registration opens
22 September Last date to register for reserve tickets
15 October Last date to register desire to incorporate fire
15 November Last date to register art interacting with the river
20 December Last date for art that requires placement by town planning
5 January Art Registration closes

Art that involves fire

Burning anything requires some processes in the Burnable Arts team including arrangement of fire safety and perimeter crew.

Indicating that you would like to burn your art does not guarantee that this will be approved. A yes can become a no at any time if it is deemed not safe to burn.
Please consider a deconstruction plan in case we cannot burn your art at the event.

If you want to burn your art get your registration in by October 15 2023.

Art interacting with the river

Any art that is interacting with the river needs to undergo consultation with Ngāti Hauiti.

To make sure there is enough time for this please register your river art by November 15 2023.

Art Reserve Tickets

We do have a small number of Reserve Tickets we allocate to artists that would like to bring Art to the paddock each year.

1 September Request for Art Reserve tickets open in Art registration form
22 September Requests for Art Reserve Tickets closes
15 October Art Reserve Tickets allocated (You cannot be allocated Art Reserve Tickets and hold tickets from the General Sale / Theme Camp Allocation or Volunteer Allocation)
15 October Art Reserve Tickets allocated to Burner Profiles

General Ticket Sales

26 September 2023 General sale tickets allocated from STEP via lottery.

Event Guide

21 September Event Guide submissions open
5 January Event Guide submissions close

If you want your Art in the Event Guide (in addition to the Art Trail) you need to register with the Event Guide team separately here

Registration Process

  1. Fill out the Art Registration Form
  2. Submit your Health and Safety Plan online (as above).

Early Entry

Art can apply for Early Entry passes, of which there are a limited number available for key team members who qualify to come to site early and build your Art.

You can apply for early entry in your Art registration. These will be advised in November.

Early Entry tickets are very limited due to our Resource Consent requirements and are strictly enforced.

Early Entry Criteria

Early entry is limited by our Resource Consent, it provides access to Artists where they need to set up complicated Infrastructure prior to the event commencing.

Priority is given to key members of your team and access may be granted up to 2 days prior to the event commencing.

Please let us know when you register if you need early entry, what you plan on doing and how many days and people are needed. Health & Safety during this period is critical as it is a working site.


Have we missed something or got questions?

Contact the Arts Registrations team

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