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.

Call for entries: Parkin Drawing Prize 2023

A major cash prize of $25,000 and national recognition will be awarded for the winning entry. In addition to the premier prize of $25,000, another 10 highly commended prizes of $500.00 are awarded. Anyone can apply to enter this anonymously selected contest as long as the artist is a New Zealand resident or citizen. Entries close at 4pm 31 May 2023 and the winner will be announced on Monday 31 July 2023. Visit www.parkinprize.nz for further information.

Submissions for Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2023

Entries are open for the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival 2023. Simply make a short film (no more than five minutes) that celebrates the achievements or abilities of people with a disability. There are more than $100,000 worth of prizes to be won. A free film screening and information event will be held in Auckland on 29 March 2023 from 10.30 – 1pm, including a free lunch, to learn how to submit for this year. Please email admin@focusonability.com to request an invitation to this information event. Festival entries close 21 July 2023. For more information, visit the film festival's website.

Casting call for disabled NZ and Australian residents 

Mitchell Casting is looking for actors to play lead speaking roles in an upcoming scripted project for an Australian broadcaster. Acting experience is not required. Filming will take place in Sydney from late March to mid-May 2023. The characters will explore themes of intimacy and sexuality in the series. Specifically, they are looking for people to authentically portray two disabled characters:

  • A female-identifying actor (20s - early 30s), whose character has a physical disability and uses a mobility aid. This character has scenes wearing revealing clothing and a scripted kiss. 
  • a male-identifying actor (20s - early 30s) with a disability that affects mobility to authentically portray a queer, disabled man. The character is ambulatory and uses leg braces to walk, but has enough mobility without leg braces that they briefly "pass" as a non-disabled in certain scenes. This character has scenes involving intimacy, simulated sex and nudity.

Please contact Mitchell Casting if you would like to discuss before applying.

Entries to Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award 2023

The Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award is an opportunity for tangata whenua from all over the motu to represent their tūpuna through their mahi toi at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. Entries are open now and close 4pm Thursday 24 March 2023. For more information, please visit the New Zealand Portrait Gallery 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 

Online promotions: The Big Idea

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