In 2015 the New Zealand Improvisation Trust was established to oversee the management and delivery of the New Zealand Improv Festival.
The purpose of the Trust is the advancement of education by producing performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops. In particular the Trust will:
- Deliver an annual festival devoted to New Zealand Improvisation that presents high quality improvised theatre and offers development and training opportunities for New Zealand and visiting improvisors;
- Support communication and collaboration between New Zealand and international improvisors through online resources and collaboration opportunities;
- Represent the interests of New Zealand improvisation in relevant national conversations about theatre and the arts.
The Trust is committed, in attaining its purposes, to:
- supporting, creating and presenting work that is accessible, diverse, and respectful of our practitioners and our audience; and
- maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
We ask that participants assist us in attaining these purposes through our Code of Conduct.
Our current board members are Jennifer O'Sullivan and Christine Brooks.