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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. 

Connect the Dots and the Make Moments Mentoring Project

Thanks to a Jetstar flying start grant, Connect the Dots in Auckland invites collaborative-minded, experienced and creative artists to apply to work on its Make Moments Mentoring Project. organising an intergenerational mentoring project, where practising artists are buddied with an older person from its Make Moments programme. All applications must be in by 5 April 2019. Visit its website for more info and to apply to work on its Make Moments Mentoring Project.

Save the date: Performing Arts and Justice Symposium

Massey University is hosting the Performing Arts and Justice Symposium in Auckland from 5 to 6 September. The symposium will bring together academics, practitioners and justice professionals to explore the role of theatre and the performing arts within New Zealand’s criminal justice sector and internationally. Arts Access Aotearoa is supporting the symposium, along with The University of Auckland and Griffith University.

Entries to the 2019 Focus on Ability Film Festival

Australia's Focus on Ability Film Festival is back for 2019 for what will be its biggest year. Entries close 31 May and as always, the theme is "focus on the ability of people with disability". It will be hosting many events around the world so be sure to keep an eye on its Facebook page to keep up to date. 

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Entries for the Fieldays No.8 Wire art competition are open. The challenge is to create innovative artwork predominantly with No.8 wire. First prize: $7000; second prize: $1000 and third prize $500. Hosted by Waikato Museum, an exhibition will be on display to the public at Hamilton’s ArtsPost in May/June, prior to Fieldays, Entry fee for the competition is $30. Please contact Waikato Museum if you require assistance with your entry.  Applications close 29 March 2019. See the Fieldays website for more info on how to enter

Wanted: drama tutors for Interacting Theatre

This is an opportunity to join the Interacting team, offering drama on a weekly basis to young people with a disability during term time. The vacancies are Thursdays 12–2pm Nathan Homestead, Manurewa; Fridays 9.30–11.30am,  St Michaels Church, Henderson; and Fridays 12.30–2pm, YMCA, Mt Albert. You will need to be able to commit to every week and be able to run fun, interactive drama sessions that work with people's strengths and build confidence and mastery. You will need to be client-led, taking ideas and inspiration from the group members and maintaining an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. You will work with the group to create a short piece that will be performed at The Interact Disability Arts Festival in October at Corbans Estate Arts Centre. These are very established classes with enthusiastic participants who love drama and learning new skills.

Please apply in writing, explaining what you could bring to Interacting drama classes and any relevant experience you have with young people with a disability. Email your application to or post to Interacting Theatre, 13 Mt Royal Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025.

Call for entries: New Zealand Art Show

The 2019 NZ Art Show will take place over Queen's Birthday Weekend May 31 to June 3 and we'd love you to encourage the artists in your community to apply for the show: artist applications are now open. Heading into its 16th year, the NZ Art Show remains New Zealand’s largest event dedicated to profiling exclusively New Zealand artists and it’s the perfect opportunity to exhibit and sell art. With an audience of more than 10,000, this is ideal platform for artists. For more information and to make a formal application, visit the Art Show website  or contact

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. 

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.

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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