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International Festival of the Arts

International Festival of the Arts

The New Zealand International Festival of the Arts is a biennial, three-week arts festival held in Wellington. It is New Zealand’s premier cultural event, showcasing both international and local artists. First held in 1986, it has been seen by some as the catalyst for Wellington’s cultural renaissance in the 1990s.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Economic fall and rise: 1976 to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/13292/international-festival-of-the-arts (accessed 15 December 2017)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015