Never say never at Next Wave.

Next Wave is Australia’s preeminent platform for early career artists, with a 35-year track record delivering transformative artistic experiences. We invite corporate partners to join us on our journey, supporting the next generation in Australian art through our dynamic sponsorship program.

Next Wave offers more than just brand alignment and advertising opportunities – we collaborate with our partners on creative activations, public programs and hospitality experiences.

Next Wave seek partners who are socially and ethically engaged, who are big dreamers and who value creativity. Next Wave commit to honest communication, transparency, generosity and resource sharing. We learn and grow through our partnerships and we offer the same in return.

Next Wave’s biennial festival attracts 20,000 attendees. Next Wave also operate the Brunswick Mechanics Institute, a newly-visioned centre for experimental performance and artist-led learning, with an annual audience of 10,000. Socially aware, creatively driven and technologically engaged, our audiences are motivated by art, discovery and experience.

We were thrilled to be involved.

– Deakin University

Partnering with Next Wave is a unique opportunity to build your audience and engage with Australia’s most 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 customise unique partnerships that leverage and activate your brand, as well as consultancy in the field of art and cultural development.

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

  1. Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken, Deep Soulful Sweats, Next Wave Festival 2014. Image by Sarah Walker.