We invite you to suprise us with your donation!

UpStage is an independent not-for-profit art project, funded sporadically by small grants and donations. The majority of the work is done by volunteers; artists do not pay to use UpStage, and all of the online performances and training sessions are free to participate in.

Give A Little

You can donate via Give A Little (100% of your donation comes to UpStage) or PayPal (we pay a small fee). Please note that if you use Give A Little with a credit card that does NOT come from NZ, Australia, UK, USA or Dubai, you will need to email the site’s helpdesk to have the card unblocked.

You can also support UpStage in these ways:

  • donate directly into the bank account – if you don’t have PayPal or a credit card, you can make an internet banking payment; contact us for further information.
  • make a regular automatic payment to support UpStage on an ongoing basis; contact us for further information
  • become part of the community – as a programmer or a performer; contact the team to get involved.

If you are a New Zealand tax payer, you can claim the tax rebate on your donation – the Pandemonic Operations Trust which umbrellas UpStage is a registered charity and has donee status with the IRD; just ask us for an official tax receipt for your donations (we send thank-you emails but don’t issue receipts unless you specifically ask for it).