World of Cultures

World of Cultures 2023

What is World of Cultures?

World of Cultures is a multicultural festival that celebrates the vibrancy of all cultures in Tāmaki Makaurau.

The festival falls across Race Relations Day and gives us opportunities to reflect on what binds us, makes us different and to take a stand against racism.

2023 festival dates

Tuesday 21 March – Monday 10 April 2023

How can I be involved?

Hold an event or activity in your neighbourhood.

It could be an event to deliberately address racial discrimination, an event that brings multiple cultures together, or an activity that celebrates your unique community. You decide how to share the stories and cultural expressions of your culture, your way. You will need to fill in a festival participation form to tell us the details. This will be around September 2022.

Like the World of Cultures Facebook page for the latest updates on when and how to apply to be part of the festival.

In the meantime you can view the list of 2022 events above for inspiration.

How can I source funding for my event?

Below is a list of funding schemes that have supported cultural events and activations.

Refer directly to the schemes for eligibility and dates:

Email us on if you need a letter of support for your grant application.

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