Three Lakes Cultural Trust, Strategic Partner

Through an application and interview process, the Festival selected 8 early-career professionals keen to undertake hands-on training in a paid apprenticeship position.

The rangatahi apprentices ‘owned’ and delivered the presentation of the Festival, overseen by experienced music and event industry professionals.  This capability-building was prioritised for and filled by district-based locals with an authentic effort to attract cultural and ethnic diversity.

Apprentice roles

Training Ground Lead

“Watson & Wyatt Events have been delighted to lead the Training Ground team for the inaugural Wakatipu Music Festival. Ann Wyatt, our creative director and project manager, was proud to support all the wonderful mentors and apprentices on their Training ground journey as they delivered this speculator showcase to the community. With over 30 years’ experience creating some of New Zealand’s most prestigious events, Watson & Wyatt happily work alongside the MHIVC and the Three Lakes Cultural trust.”