Pioneers & Founding Partners

Capital Founding Funders

Auckland Council (Founding Partner)

Auckland Council has contributed a total of $9.6 million as well as the land and existing buildings at 305 Queen Street towards the construction of Q.

Auckland Council has worked in partnership with the New Theatre Initiative and Q throughout the development of the project, aiding with planning, modelling, research and community consultation.

Additionally, Auckland Council contributes to operational funding for the organisation each year. Supporting Q delivers on Auckland Council’s strategic objectives for the arts and the vision for the Aotea Quarter to be the city’s cultural heart, as well as an arts and entertainment hub.

Foundation North (Founding Supporter)

Q is one of Foundation North's largest funded projects with a total contribution of $4.45 million.

Using funds generated from the sale of its shareholding in the Auckland Savings Bank, Foundation North has granted almost $700 million since it formed in 1988, to groups and projects in Auckland and Northland.

NZ Lottery Grants Board (Founding Supporter)

The Lottery Grants Board has contributed $6.05 million through its Significant Projects Fund to the construction of Q, a flexible new theatre space in the heart of Auckland.

The Fund is committed to developing and preserving New Zealand’s unique culture and national identity through community participation. In particular, it contributes to the completion of large-scale projects of benefit to the community.

Q Theatre Pioneers  (who gave before the first brick was laid - in alphabetical order)

Margaret Anderson
Robbie Bagnall
Lisa Bates & Douglas Hawkins
James & Margaret Belich
Betsy & Michael Benjamin
Chris Canning
Rosslyn Caughey
Chisholm Whitney Family Charitable Trust
Janet Clarke & John Judge
Geoffery & Sally Clatworthy
Clyde Graham Charitable Trust
Donny Charitable Trust
Anah Dunsheath
Good Neighbour Trust.  Lambie  Family
John & Jo Gow
Roger & Dianne Hall
Elizabeth Heaney
Hutton Wilson Charitable Trust
Peter & Sally Jackson
Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust
Pamela Marsland
Barrie & Nicola Mitchell
Catherine Nola
Nancie Plested
Warren & Marjorie-Susan Robinson
Mark & Lyndy Sainsbury
Peter & Rita Salmon
Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate
Jenny & Andrew Smith
Madelene Strong


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