The Big Hoot - Auckland 2018

Sponsor opportunities available for an event that ticks all of the boxes!

Community engagement?  ☑

High profile public brand recognition? ☑

Association with a great cause? ☑   

  • Raise your business’s profile in Auckland. Contact the Big Hoot team before the middle of April to secure your spot. More info here.
  • Schools Programme cost reduced to $475+gst! School registrations close 5pm, Monday 10th April 2017. Register your school here.
  • Artist submissions close 5pm, Monday 15 May 2017. Be part of Auckland’s largest public art trail. Find out how to submit your design here.

For ten weeks in the autumn of 2018, Auckland’s streets, parks and open spaces will play host to over 40 individually designed and beautifully created owls – showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in Aotearoa and positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social life of the city.

This project is presented by Child Cancer Foundation in partnership with the International creator of the event, Wild in Art, and will ultimately raise significant funds for the vital work Child Cancer Foundation does to support children with cancer and their families when they need it most.

Highlights video from The Big Hoot Birmingham 2015

Birmingham played host to 89 giant owls and 122 owlets as part of The Big Hoot 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets with their Big Hoot Trail maps to explore the colourful invasion of individually designed owls.

We invite your company, employees and customers to be inspired, get imaginative and celebrate the uniqueness of Aotearoa in what promises to be the BIGGEST mass participation public art event ever to take place in Auckland.

Child Cancer Foundation has played an integral role in the lives of thousands of Kiwi families over the past forty years, providing essential support to the whole family when a child is diagnosed with cancer. The Big Hoot promises to be an interactive event that will surprise and delight children and adults alike, bringing a world-class creative experience to the Auckland landscape, in keeping with our aspirations for the city. Join us and have a lasting impact on the lives of children with cancer and their families.

Brett O’ Riley
CEO, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

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