IMPORTANT NOTE: We are experiencing intermittent issues with our submission process. If you encounter any issues, please email info@knzb.org.nz and we will provide you with an email form to submit. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has partnered with Chorus on its cabinet art programme which aims at beautifying communities by adorning otherwise drab telecommunications cabinets with works of art. Often these cabinets are targeted by vandals as they provide a blank canvas for tagging. We’ve found that would-be taggers are less likely to graffiti painted cabinets, out of respect for the artwork and artist.

Please check if your area is eligible for funding and if so, apply below to beautify a Chorus cabinet in your community that has been tagged or could do with a make-over. A list of the physical cabinet locations available for funding within these regions is available here.

NOTE: cabinets marked “small” and “UFB” attract an artist fee of $400 each, cabinets marked “large DB” are set at $1500 artist fee and those without specific sizes noted are standard size so the artist fee is $1000.

Please be aware that the areas chosen are decided by Chorus and KNZB and take into account levels of graffiti, cabinet locations and funding, the latter of which is spread nationwide.

Due to the scope of the programme, we are not able to fund every area at once, but please drop us a line if you wish your region to be considered for next year.

Although we are now accepting applications, actual work will need to commence between the months of October and March. If your application is successful you will be sent a Health and Safety form which needs to be completed and returned before any work commences. KNZB will provide a high visibility vest, drop cloth and a KNZB sticker which will need to be placed on the cabinet before the graffiti guard is applied.

To see some of the completed works go to https://blog.chorus.co.nz/cabinet-art-gallery/

To submit your design and request for funding, please fill in the form below and our friendly team will acknowledge your application within 5 business days. Submissions close on Monday 17th September, at 5pm.

Paint Your Cabinet Beautiful is brought to you by Keep New Zealand Beautiful on behalf of Chorus.

Paint Your Cabinet Beautiful submission form

Note, if your region is not showing, funding is not available. If your application is successful, KNZB will advise the cabinets available for painting within your region.
Please see locations of cabinets on the Chorus Cabinet page. If the cabinet/s are not identified yet please just let us know the region and we will update you once we have this information.
Please tell us what your inspiration behind the design is and the enhancement/visual improvement that the project would make to beautify the community. Maximum 500 words.

Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict psd pdf doc ppt xls.

Please read the full Artist Criteria