Festival Partners

New Annual wouldn't be possible without our valued partners

Principal Partner

City of Newcastle

New Annual is the city's flagship arts festival that is owned and operated by the City of Newcastle. The City of Newcastle is a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city. 

Funding Partner



NSW Government Logo

New Annual acknowledges the assistance of the NSW Government through the Multicultural NSW "Stronger Together" grant, Transport for NSW "Open Streets" program and Create NSW

Presenting Partners

University of Newcastle logo

Guided by their values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within their regions, in Australia and across the globe.


Newcastle Art Gallery, located in Newcastle's CBD, is the city's major cultural institution for the visual arts and is responsible for the curation and preservation of its nationally significant collection. The Gallery aims to develop and present high quality exhibitions, public programs and events that connect to diverse audiences locally and nationally, fostering a passion and curiosity for the visual arts.


The Civic Theatre is one of Newcastle's most vibrant cultural institutions and an iconic site in the heart of our city. Owned and managed by City of Newcastle, the Civic Theatre hosts a diverse palette of live performance and has been in the business of entertainment for over 90 years.

Official Media Partner

Time Out logo

Time Out has been the trusted urban culture guide for over 50 years. New Annual is proud to partner with Time Out to share the festival program in 2024. 

Production Partner


Equip Multimedia

Equip Multimedia is the premium provider of live audiovisual production in Newcastle. Whether you need audio, video, visual or staging, they have the expertise and equipment to make your event a success. Combining state of the art technology with superior technical expertise and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, you can rely on Equip Multimedia to interpret your vision and deliver a world-class production experience.