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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.

Manatū Taonga’s funding events 

Manatū Taonga’s Cultural Sector Innovation Fund is offering $60 million over three years to support innovative projects that increase sustainability and resilience, commercial opportunities and/or access and participation within the arts, culture and heritage sector. It has four events (in person at level 1 or online otherwise) coming up before Christmas in Manawatū/Whanganui, Hawke’s Bay, Waikato, and Marlborough/Nelson. Events in Auckland, Northland and Gisborne are planned for next year. Read more about this funding opportunity and the event schedule 

Job vacancies: Community Arts Programme leads

He ngākaunui tāu mō te mahi toi me te whakawhanaungatanga ki te hāpori o Te Kauwhata? Tēnā whakapā mai!

Toi Ako Te Kauwhata is looking for two people to join their small team dedicated to bringing the community together through the arts. The roles have a youth and outreach focus and are ideally suited to artists eager to collaborate with the people of Te Kauwhata and districts. Applications close 31 October. For more information and to apply

Access All Areas for music practitioners

This new pilot coaching programme, set up by Establish Music and funded by the NZ Music Commission, is providing a series of ten free coaching and mentoring sessions for music practitioners who have access requirements and wish to work on a music project in 2022. If this sounds like you, please check out the criteria and make your application by 5pm Wednesday 3 November 2021.

Job vacancy: Communication and Partnership Accelerator

Toi Ora Live Art Trust is looking for a full-time Communication and Partnership Accelerator to help develop its partnerships with others in the arts sector, and source funding. Applications close on Friday 22 October. See the full job advertisement on The Big Idea.

Sign up for Home Ground's Project Toru

Home Ground are calling for applications from women in the justice system to sign up for creativity and wellbeing Project Toru, which runs Tuesdays-Thursdays 9.30am-2pm from 26 October-12 November at The Pasifika Hub, 2 Dudley St, Lower Hutt, Wellington, or online on Google Classroom. If you want to participate on Google Classroom, please fill out the Expression of Interest form. The closing date for applications, whether for in-person or online, is 15 October. Email

Job vacancy: Community Outreach Coordinator

Creative Sounds Society is looking for someone passionate about original music, creative expression, community engagement and accessibility to join its team at The Stomach as the Community Outreach Coordinator. It’s a full-time, fixed-term position for a period of three years, based in Palmerston North.  Applications close on Sunday 17 October. For more information

A guide to sharing your story safely

Many people choose to share their lived experience of mental distress or illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. This can be a powerful way to challenge the stigma and discrimination those of us with mental health challenges can face. However, it's important these stories are told in a safe and empowering way, for both the person sharing and the person reading. The Mental Health Foundation has created a new resource, How to share your lived experience story safely. Download the resource 

Feedback wanted on content of Disability Survey

New Zealanders are being asked what data they would like to see about disabled people, as part of consultation for the upcoming 2023 Disability Survey. Stats NZ is inviting public consultation on the content of the Disability Survey until 5pm on Friday 29 October 2021. The Disability Survey is the primary source for estimating how many disabled people are in New Zealand. It also provides information on the experiences of disabled people, and how well they are faring across a range of housing, economic and wellbeing outcomes. The Disability Survey is a key source of information that government and other organisations use to understand the needs of disabled people and plan services for them. For more info and to provide feedback

Meremere online education resource

Meremere, the award-winning theatre work by Rodney Bell, now has an online education resource providing in-depth information about a range of topics such as the story behind Meremere, interviews with the cast and creative team, notes from director Malia Johnston and the devising process. For more info, please email 

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 

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.




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