Next Wave is Australia’s preeminent artist development platform with a 30 year track record of transformative art and theatre experiences. We invite corporate partners to join us on our journey, supporting the next generation in Australian art through our dynamic sponsorship program.

Deep Soulful Sweats, Next Wave Festival 2016. Image by Sarah Walker.

Never say never at Next Wave

– Cameron Woodhead, The Age, May 14, 2018


Next Wave offers more than just brand alignment and advertising opportunities – we’re interested in providing reciprocal support for the things that you value and are seeking to achieve. If your business values innovation, sustainability, social responsibility, community and cultural development, you are in the right place. Partnering with Next Wave is a unique opportunity to build your audience and engage with Australia’s most innovative and visionary creatives. Our biennial festival and year-round programming activities deliver high-impact art and cultural experiences. Our dedicated team work with our partners to customize unique partnerships that leverage and activate your brand, as well as consultancy in the field of art and cultural development.

  • Next Wave Festival saw an estimated attendance of 205, 000+
  • 44% of our audiences are likely or very likely to increase their use of a Next Wave sponsor brand
  • 73% of audience remember seeing Next Wave sponsors in print and online
  • 34, 370 online users during festival period saw pages that included sponsor logos
  • 91, 468 total reach on Facebook during the festival period


Next Wave Festival Program Launch 2018, image by Sarah Walker


  • Connect with Next Wave’s expanding community of artists and audiences interested in contemporary, cutting-edge art and ideas
  • Showcase and activate your brand or product with innovative, engaging and creative contexts
  • Reach new audiences and markets by cross-promoting across our multiple communications channels including print and online media
  • Build your profile and influence as an organisation engaged with innovation, technology and cutting-edge ideas in high impact environments
  • Align with programs that are bold, vibrant and aesthetically enticing
  • Be recognised for supporting projects that inspire positive change and transformative experiences in your community
  • Celebrate the things you value including creativity, diversity,



Curious to find out more? We’d love to hear from you.

Contact Anita Spooner, Associate Producer (Partnerships) on 03 9329 9422 or for more information.





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