From 3 July, Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will launch Te Ara I Te Matihiko Toi – a series of free wānanga and workshops that aim to support digital capability and
From 3 July, Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will launch Te Ara I Te Matihiko Toi – a series of free wānanga and workshops that aim to support digital capability and tools for local artists in Te Tairāwhiti.
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director Tama Waipara says these wānanga are for practicing artists of all disciplines to build and enhance their existing tools and help demystify some of the more arduous processes within the creative industries.
The first wānanga on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July will focus on funding strategies, preparing grant applications, social media marketing, branding and building business cases.
“This is an opportunity for artists to share kōrero and space with different speakers and practitioners from across our arts sector with the aim of picking up some useful tools and paths for their own practice,” says Mr Waipara.
“With a host of guest presenters and break-out workshops, we hope the wānanga will provide an open forum for discussion and sharing.”
Facilitated by haka and reo specialist, Ruth Smith, guest speakers over the two days include:
Kereama Te Ua, Arts Practice Director for Māori – Creative New Zealand
Tamahou Temara, General Manager – Toi Māori Aotearoa
Ngapera Riley, Chief Executive – Figure.nz
Eloise Wallace, Director – Tairāwhiti Museum
Isaac Hughes – Chartered Accountant
Chevron Hassett – Visual Artist
Kaaterina Kerekere – Contemporary artist and Māori design consultant
Nikau Hindin – Contemporary artist and manu aute practitioner
Further speakers will be announced soon. Limited spaces available so register early!
Registrations are open now online at Te Ara i Te Matihiko Toi.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Toihoukura - School of Māori Visual Arts & Design
80 Cobden St, Gisborne
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