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This page lists a range of opportunities, including applications for funding, job vacancies, conferences, workshops, exhibition opportunities, promotional opportunities, competitions and artist residencies. Please email Iona if you would like your opportunity listed here.

Wanted: Youth and Programme Manager

Crescendo in Auckland is looking for a Youth and Programme Manager to lead its new pilot programme, mentoring rangatahi. Ideally, it is looking for someone with youth development, teaching and some music background. The pilot programme will be for 20 hours per week for 25 weeks. If successful, it may lead to a full-time position. Applications can be made via the Seek website and close on 31 January 2021

Wanted: visual arts educator

The Corban Estate Arts Centre is looking for a hands-on visual arts educator to be part of its education team and plan, prepare and lead art workshops during both term and holiday time for school-aged students from across the Auckland region. The ideal candidate will have a visual arts background, proven teaching experience, strong planning and organisational skills, and contributes well in a team environment. The role is a 32 hours per week at an initial rate of $25 per hour. The job description is in PDF format. Applications close 8 February 2021

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

To enter this competition or find out more information, visit Entries close at 1pm on 12 March 2021. First prize is $7,000, second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $500. An exhibition of entries will be on show at ArtsPost from 23 April-24 May 2021.

Funding Network programme

Applications are now open for this four-week programme to build the capacity of your organisation in how to run successful online crowdfunding campaigns. The closing date is 8 February. Get in touch with any questions by 26 January either by calling Tim on 021 199 8077 or emailing For more info

Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award: call for entries

The Kiingitanga and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery are calling for entries to the new Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award, a $20,000 art prize and opportunity for a national showcase for emerging Māori artists. The award invites artists working in any medium to submit artworks representing their tupuna. Entries close 5 March 2021. More information can be found on the New Zealand Portrait Gallery website or the Kiingitanga Facebook page

Extraordinarily Creative drama classes

Tim Bray Theatre Company in Auckland is offering Extraordinarily Creative drama classes, designed for children and teenagers who are differently wired to find their own voice and place. Weekly classes for ages 5-16 have been created specifically for people who see and experience life in their own extraordinary way. Classes have been developed in collaboration with Children's Autism Foundation. Classes are $175 for the ten-week term, February–April 2021. For more info

Wanted: Circability youth circus representatives

Are you aged between 13 and 24 and passionate about the development of youth circus in New Zealand?  Auckland creative space Circability is producing the Youth Circus Festival 2021 and wants your (paid) input. If you would like to be part of a team of youth representatives who support youth circus in Aotearoa, send Circability some information about yourself. For more info

Scholarships for disabled writers to learn how to self-publish

Disabled writer Steff Green is a commercially successful New Zealand self-publisher, and now she's teaching others how to self-publish too. Steff is making it free for disabled writers and writers of colour to take her self-publishing course. For more info 

Revolution Creative

Get hired, advance your career, connect with other creatives, get industry tips and tools from experienced practitioners, and find rewarding employment through Revolution Creative. This is a website where people wanting work in the creative industries can create a free profile and upload their portfolio of creative work to connect with employers looking for the skills they offer. It is operated by Auckland's Depot Artspace, and described as "the new home for creatives in New Zealand". For more info

Māpura Studios and its Stroke Art Therapy programme

Stroke can affect anyone at any age, at any time, with devastating effects. Māpura Studios offers an intensive 12-week Stroke Art Therapy course at very little cost to participants. Many have benefited from this life-changing course and have gone on to reclaim their lives. Some further develop their new-found skills in the Arts Transition and Leading a Creative Life classes, and find a new identity as artists.
For more information about Māpura Studios and its the Stroke Art Therapy programme, visit the Māpura Studios website, call 09 845 5361 or email

Online promotions: The Big Idea

This online community for New Zealand arts and artists features art news, arts jobs, and other work and income opportunities. You can create your own profile and upload content about what you do and the artists you work with.

Playhouse Theatre available for hire

Playhouse Theatre is promoting its venue to disability performing groups. A community theatre in West Auckland, it  has facilities for disabled performers that includes accessible toilets in front of house and backstage green room, two wheelchair spaces in the auditorium, a ramp entrance at the front of the theatre, direct level access suitable for wheelchairs from the rear parking area to the green room, and an electric wheelchair lift from the green room to the stage. Address: 15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Waitakere City, Auckland. For more information or to book the venue contact the Theatre Manager (T: 09 818 5751 M: 021 215 1271 E: or visit the website.



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