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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.  

Rhythm2Recovery workshop

Community Music Junction is hosting a two-day professional development programme in Wellington on 10 and 11 September, exploring the use of rhythm-based interventions in therapeutic and educational settings, led by Simon Faulkner of Rhythm2Recovery. For more info and registration forms visit the Community Music Junction website.

Expressions of interest for InterACT 2017

Are you interested in taking part in InterACT 2017? This annual festival will be held at the Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, Auckland from 25 to 27 October 2017. Organisers are seeking expressions of interest from artists, performers, speakers and interested parties. InterACT brings a community and participatory focus to the world of disability arts in New Zealand. It is an opportunity for innovation and inspiration by and for disabled artists and performers from around New Zealand and the world, where all audience, performers and participants come together to celebrate the creativity and achievements of disabled people in the arts. Submit your expression of interest

Deaf Studies Award

This award is from the Deaf Development Fund established by Sir Roy McKenzie. The purpose of the award is to support Deaf people to gain a qualification in teaching NZSL from Victoria University of Wellington. The award is available to Deaf permanent residents of New Zealand who have been accepted for the Certificate in Deaf Studies at VUW. Selection is based on the candidate's potential to succeed, financial need, and commitment to working in the field of teaching NZSL or Deaf community development.  The closing date for applications is 30 November.For more info 

Music therapy at Onehunga Community Centre

High Notes is a music therapy class that engages people with physical, learning and intellectual disabilities. The aim of this class is to learn basic te reo Maori and culture, and includes singing, movement and instruments. The classes are high energy and fun, and require a lot of participation from individuals and their caregivers. Cost: koha and no need to book. Suitable for participants 14 years and older.

When and where: Mondays 12.30pm – 1.15pm and Thursdays 10.30am – 11.45am at 83 Church St, Onehunga, Auckland. For more information, call 09 634 9253.

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.

Wellington City Council’s general grants

Wellington City Council’s general grants has four grant pools: Social, Cultural, Economic and Environmental. Only legally constituted groups (or groups under the umbrella of a legally constituted group) can apply. For more information on grants advice seminars, application criteria and closing dates for applications visit the Wellington City Council website

The Learning Connexion Deaf Scholarship

The Learning Connexion offers NZQA approved art and creativity programmes. Applications are open for The Learning Connexion Deaf Scholarship. This is an opportunity for Deaf or hearing impaired students (16 years or older on the enrolment date) to study art and creativity with specialised support. This scholarship covers all or part of student’s tuition fees. There is no closing date for this scholarship: you can apply any time during the year. Visit The Learning Connexion website for more information and to apply. 

Wellington Integrated Dance

Wellington Integrated Dance or WIDANCE provides opportunities for aspiring contemporary dancers to develop their skills. It is a dance form that combines dancers with and without disabilities of all levels of experience. Dancers can explore contemporary dance and contact improvisation techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Address: National Dance and Drama Centre (Te Whaea), 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown. For more information and bookings contact Sumara (E: T: 04 905 3143 M: 021 050 1565).

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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