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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. 

Seated photographers' exhibition: call for photos

What’s it like if you can’t stand up to take photos? What’s your view through the camera lens? If you are in a wheelchair, use a scooter and can't stand up to take photos, then The Seated Photographers Facebook page is for you. Organisers are also calling for photo submissions for its touring exhibition that will show the public the view of the world in wheelchairs or mobility scooters. You can contact organisers through Facebook, Twitter (@NzSeated) or email

Laminate samples for art projects

Laminex New Zealand has samples of Melteca (9cm x 5.5cm and 3mm thick) and, in the coming months, also Formica (7cm x 5cm and 1mm thick) for use in creative projects.  If you have visions of dragon scales, wearable art projects or other wild imaginings that could use these samples please email Jenny Hutchings with the quantity you would like, and your location, and they could be sent out to you directly. 

InterACT 2018: calling all creatives

Expressions of interest are open for InterACT 2018, a festival on at Corbans Estate from Wednesday 31 October to Friday 2 November. If you are just at the idea stage, don’t worry: fill in the form anyway and you will be assured of receiving communications from us. We are looking for artists, poets, dancers, kapa haka performers, puppets, theatre, comedy, wearable arts paraders ... whatever you are into we are interested in providing a showcase and platform for you. InterACT is set up to support and encourage everyone who is involved. For more 

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. With no direct government funding, Māpura Studios relies on the generosity of donors, philanthropic trusts and fundraising to provide programmes such as this and to subsidise class fees for the other 15 programmes it provides to more than 175 children, teens and adults with diverse and often complex disabilities who attend each week.
For more information about Māpura Studios and its the Stroke Art Therapy programme, visit the Māpura Studios website, call 09 845 5361 or email

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. 

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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