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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.

Arts in Corrections exhibition

An exhibition aiming to promote existing artwork from Arts in Corrections programmes around New Zealand is being planned to coincide with Auckland Art Week in October 2020. The exhibition aims to contribute to Te Arts Poutama Department of Corrections’ Hōkai Rangi Strategy by creating an opportunity for the public to experience work by prisoner artists. For more info, email curators Anton Yeldezian and Jack Roy  

The Funding Network 

Applications are open to be a chosen charity in the next Funding Network event in November. If your application is successful, The Funding Network programme will develop your online fundraising and pitching skills with support of a mentor, will help to raise visibility, and connects your work to new donors and matchfunding.  Applications close 5pm on Friday 18th September, 2020   Apply online now

Ushers needed for Greedy Cat performances at Tim Bray Theatre Company

The Tim Bray Theatre Company in Auckland is looking for volunteers aged 16 and over to be ushers for its season of Greedy Cat, from September 21 to October 10. The job is suitable for people with disabilities. For more information, and to apply, visit the Volunteering Auckland website.  

Scholarships for disabled writers to learn how to self-publish

Disabled writer Steff Green is a commercially successful New Zealand self-publisher, and now she's teaching others how to self-publish too. Steff is making it free for disabled writers and writers of colour to take her self-publishing course. For more info 

Creatives in Schools programme

Applications are now open for the first round of the Ministry of Education's Creatives in Schools programme, which partners artists and creative practitioners with teachers and kaiako to foster new learning experiences for students and ākonga of all ages. Visit Arts Online for more details.

Revolution Creative

Get hired, advance your career, connect with other creatives, get industry tips and tools from experienced practitioners, and find rewarding employment through Revolution Creative. This is a website where people wanting work in the creative industries can create a free profile and upload their portfolio of creative work to connect with employers looking for the skills they offer. It is operated by Auckland's Depot Artspace, and described as "the new home for creatives in New Zealand". For more info

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.
For more information about Māpura Studios and its the Stroke Art Therapy programme, visit the Māpura Studios website, call 09 845 5361 or email

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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