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.

Free career development programme

Toipoto (Closer Together) is a free creative career development programme for the Auckland creative sector, offered by The Big Idea. It’s been designed for artists starting out or those looking to build momentum in their creative journey. Its aim is to help you grow a sustainable and rewarding career in the sector. You will join The Big Idea community, one that’s experienced and motivated to help you connect to the people and pulse of the sector, to give you the tools and tips you need to thrive.  For more info and to express your interest, visit The Big Idea website 

Dunedin event for youth, by youth

The Community Curators Initiative, produced by Dunedin Fringe and hosted in Te Whare o Rukutia performing arts venue, aims to create low-barrier opportunities for people from Māori, Pasifika, youth and disability communities to explore their creativity. One of its projects is a partnership with INNOV8HQ’s Mana Rangatahi, a leadership programme for young people aged 18 to 24. It aims to facilitate the ongoing growth of participants along four pathways: entrepreneurship, employment preparation, education and training, and global youth leadership. The Mana Rangatahi team have created Passion, Pitch, Enrich, an event on 16 September for youth, by youth, designed to connect creative and passionate young people with mentors in their fields. For more info and to register your interest 

Registrations for Massey University symposium

Registrations are now open for the Precarity Creative Arts and Wellbeing Symposium, which will be hosted by Massey University in Albany, Auckland on 1 and 2 September. The symposium brings together scholars and arts practitioners to explore the role of the arts in relation to experiences of precarity and in enhancing wellbeing among precariat communities. Throughout the two-day symposium, they will share and advance creative approaches to working with these communities as well as innovative methods for researching and evaluating the impact of participatory arts on wellbeing. Please register your attendance

Call for entries to Posterheroes 2023

Posterheroes is an international competition that calls for posters (70×100 cm) about social and environmental issues. This year’s competition is Posterheroes 2023 – Beautifully Diverse, which invites artists and designers to submit their posters reflecting a new representation of disability. The selection panel will choose 40 winning posters. The deadline for entries is 27 August 2023. For more info and how to enter.

Landing Press calls for your poems

Whether you're an established writer, an in-your-notes-app-midnight poet or this is your first submission with your first ever writing, we want to read it. What does being a part of a generation mean to you? What are the things that pass between generations? What do you think when you see the word "generation"? You can send poems in languages other than English but please include an English translation. The deadline for your submissions is 31 August 2023. For more info visit the Landing Press website

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 admin@movementofthehuman.com 



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