Aotearoa New Zealand’s rainbow communities are complex and comprise of many diverse groups and individuals. The Wellington International Pride Parade’s objective/haoketanga is to celebrate this diversity inclusively, wherever possible, and to continue to raise and highlight issues relevant to the rainbow communities on a local and international level.
Applications from individuals, groups, or organizations from within Aotearoa New Zealand’s rainbow communities are welcomed. Your Parade entry must focus on a supportive message relating to the rainbow communities and should reflect the Parade concept/kaupapa for 2020. Think water, life, motion, renewal, reflection, growth, think creativity!
Applications from community groups or organizations that are not a part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s rainbow communities are also welcomed – provided you can demonstrate a strong connection with our rainbow communities. Your Parade entry must communicate a clear, supportive, and positive message relating to the rainbow communities, and should also be reflective of the Parade concept/kaupapa for 2020.
Parade entries must not be discriminatory, prejudicial, or demonstrate racist behaviors or breach any defamation law. Entries will not be accepted from discriminatory organizations or organizations whose policies and procedures discriminate against or fail to uphold the human rights of the rainbow communities.
Wellington International Pride Parade reserves the right to refuse entries that have not complied with the guidelines, or that act in any way contrary to the Wellington International Pride Parade’s mission and objectives.
All Parade entries must provide details of their artistic concept and production values (i.e., how you are going to make your vision/message a reality). This information will be used to help develop your overall look and deliver the best possible viewing experience for the public.
Wellington International Pride Parade representatives are available to offer advice and support to ensure your Parade entry reaches its creative potential. Wherever possible, we will assist you to inspire, excite, and challenge the audience!
Also, for the first time in 2020, we will be encouraging corporate entries to work with a community group to help with the logistics of creating their parade entry. This does not necessarily involve financial assistance but preferably using your size and networks to give guidance. WIPP will align corporate entries with a community group if you don’t already have one in mind.