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.
Job vacancies: Arts Integrated – tutor and assistant tutor
Arts Integrated Trust is looking for a tutor for its performing arts course who will be supported by an assistant tutor. You need the ability to implement and adapt programmes to meet the needs of our students. You will be working six hours per week (Wednesday and Thursday mornings). The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 November.
We are also looking for an assistant tutor for our new music programme. You will be working on a Wednesday from 1-3pm. Both positions will be based in the Papanui area. Previous experience working alongside diverse people and a passion for the disability sector is a must. The position commences February 2020 for four eight-week terms.
Please contact us (E: firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the job description. Email your CV to email@example.com
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.
2021 art calendars: call for artists
Elastic Design are calling for expressions of interest from both emerging and established Kiwi artists who want their work featured on any of the following 2021 art calendars – Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand, Contemporary New Zealand Art, or New Zealand in Watercolour. If you are selected, you will be paid, receive sample calendars, and have access to wholesale prices (to sell/gift). The calendars are sold all over New Zealand at all the usual stockists. Expressions of interest can be made here, and are due by 5pm Friday 8 November 2019..
Call for entries: Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D
Entries for the 2020 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D will close on 27 November 2019. Its focus is on three-dimensional art, including sculpture, installation and craft, and has more than $20,000 in prize money for emerging and established New Zealand artists. Citizens and permanent residents of New Zealand are eligible to enter. Entrants must pay $40 per entry. Further details, and the online application from can be found online
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 '"he 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com) or visit the website.