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Opportunities & Proposals

Expressions of Interest Invited for The World Buskers Festival 2025-2027


ChristchurchNZ invites interested parties to review the delivery & curation opportunity for the World Buskers Festival 2025 – 2027 and to submit an EOI if they wish to be considered for an invitation to respond to the RFP.

The World Buskers Festival (WBF) has entertained audiences in Christchurch since 1994. ChristchurchNZ took over the responsibility for the Festival in 2018 as part of its Major Events mandate for Christchurch. It recently commissioned an independent strategic review to establish a 10-year growth strategy alongside a 3-year implementation plan to ensure a sustainable future for the WBF with the aim to grow the impact of the Festival to deliver against the outcomes sought through the city’s Major Events Strategy. The long-term vision is for the Festival to become internationally significant, creating social connection, reflecting, and celebrating New Zealand’s national identity through incorporating Māori and Pasifika arts and culture.  Building national pride and attracting international visitation and recognition for the Festival through its unique curation, alongside financial sustainability.

EOI Submission
Respondents who wish to submit an EOI must complete this registration form. Applicants must fill out Appendices 2, 3, and 4 of the attached documents before Friday 10 May 2024 5pm. Send them via email to major.events@christchurchnz.com

Please be advised that during the EOI process, no questions, enquires or responses will be facilitated or entered into. ChristchurchNZ may, at its discretion and in adherence to the EOI Terms & Conditions, initiate a closed RFP process starting on the 14 June 2024.

Responses received after the closing date and time may not be accepted.

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