Nelson City Council logo
Golden Edge Nelson Pine Industries, sponsor Adam Chamber Music Festival
Creative NZ
Turnovsky, Funder Adam Chamber Music Festival
Rata Foundation/Canterbuty Community Trust

Sponsors and Funders

Support from sponsors and funding bodies enable us to produce our festival to the highest international standards. We are grateful and proud to be associated with the following investment partnerships:

Principal Sponsor

The Nelson City Council is the principal sponsor of the Adam Chamber Music Festival. It invests in the Festival through its Events Strategy because of the substantial economic impact the Festival has on the Nelson economy.

The Nelson City Council is also principal sponsor of the 2022 Adam Summer Celebration.

Naming Rights Sponsor

Long time supporters of the Festival are Denis and Verna Adam through the Adam Foundation. Without their support the Festival would probably not have survived to where it is today. The Adam Foundation is also strongly supporting the 2022 Adam Summer Celebration.


Golden Edge Nelson Pine Industries are a long time major sponsor of the Festival and sponsor the Opening and Closing concerts in the Festival every two years. We're thrilled Nelson Pine Industries are also sponsoring the 2022 Adam Summer Celebration.

Nimbusad through Dave Knight have been long time sponsors of the Festival as well as providing our wonderful graphic arts.

Bowater Toyota have kindly sponsored access to vehicles to the Festival and especially the Troubadours.

Grant Funding Bodies

The Festival receives funding from Creative New Zealand for specific creative aspects of the Festival including composition commissions, lecture series and specific presentations.

The Rata Foundation is a long time supporter of the Festival and provides funding for community aspects of the Festival.

The Turnovsky Endowment Trust is a strong supporter of the Arts in New Zealand and is a regular supporter of the Festival and the 2022 Adam Summer Celebration.

A grant from Pub Charity has supported us with the 2022 venue hire costs.

Creative Partners

We've described as New Zealand's only truly international music festival and that reputation comes with the assistance through major collaborations with partners in the Arts.

We're thrilled to be associated with:

  • The New Zealand String Quartet
  • Chamber Music New Zealand
  • The Michael Hill International Violin Competition
  • RNZ Concert
  • Christopher Jonas Photographs