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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.

Job vacancy: Pablos Art Studio, General Manager

Pablos Art Studio is an art studio in Wellington providing art opportunities for people to affirm their identity through art. It is looking for a visionary and passionate General Manager to report to a volunteer board and lead the organisation in the development and delivery of quality creative services to Pablos' community. As an arts administration leader, you will collaborate and connect with its staff, artists and stakeholders and guide the development of its strategic and operational priorities while establishing new ways of working to ensure its sustainability as a strong organisation for now and into the future. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 June 2021. For more info and to apply: Pablos Art Studio  

Virtual International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference

You’re invited to attend virtually the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference from 21 to 23 June 2021. Minister Sepuloni will give a keynote address at this conference, which explores the themes of Inequality, Power and Sustainability in relation to arts, culture, health and wellbeing practice. Over three live days of presentations, workshops, performances and discussions from 20 countries, the conference will cover subjects as varied as dementia and the arts, hip hop therapy, young people’s mental health, singing for health, staff wellbeing and training, partnerships and access, population level research, the arts in public health and different perspectives on wellbeing, including Matauranga Māori. In Aotearoa, Te Ora Auaha has co-ordinated an online event as part of the conference, sharing Pacific perspectives on wellbeing, and showcasing local practice and research. See the full details and register for your place 

Narrative Imperative writing competition 

Narrative Imperative is looking for original pieces of writing responding to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how it relates to life in Aotearoa. People will be able to vote for their favourite piece of writing and the writer with the most votes wins $2500 cash. The top 50 submissions will also be made into a book. You can learn more about the competition and about Narrative Imperative on its website. Submissions close on 28 May and voting starts on 31 May.

Youth Art Awards

The Waikato Society of Arts (WSA) is hosting its twelfth National Youth Arts Awards 2021 for young people aged between 13 to 25 years. There are a number of prizes, including the main prize of $2000. Entries closes on 30 July and finalists will be notified by email on 9 August. If you’d like help presenting and pricing your art, WSA is also offering a free workshop Sunday 16 May for award entrants and high school art teachers. For more info on the awards, workshops and the entry form visit the WSA website.

2021 Parkin Drawing Prize: call for entries

Entries for New Zealand’s most prestigious drawing competition, the Parkin Drawing Prize are now invited. The award carries a first prize of $25,000, and there are another 10 highly commended prizes of $500. Entries are restricted to New Zealand citizens and residents. Finalists will be pre-selected by the judging panel in June. Entries close at 4pm on 8 June 2021 and the winner will be announced on Monday 2 August 2021. For entry forms and further information

Professional development workshops in Wellington region

Looking for inspiring ways to kick off your professional development and governance training in 2021? Volunteer Wellington is hosting a series that covers topics such as communications, leadership, staff performance, mentoring and governance. Some workshops are virtual, others are live workshops. Even if you’re not in the region they might work for you. Here’s the link for all the details 

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 

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

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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