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Workshops & Seminars for Creative People
Workshops & Seminars for Creative People

The Depot’s ArtsLab workshops are designed for creative people seeking to develop their arts practice and generate income. Artists across all disciplines have frequently inquired where they might find professional work and practice development workshops designed from a creative and not just business perspective.  The Depot has discovered that artists want to develop skills in [...]

Robyn Gibson: Art on the Street
Robyn Gibson: Art on the Street

Robyn Gibson: Art on the Street 11 – 23 October Robyn Gibson’s colourful sculptural installation event Art on the Street hits Devonport during Art Week Auckland. The event aims to bring art out into the open, making it accessible and showing how art can enhance our environment. Art does not have to be in [...]

Last days for ART Venture 2012

Expressions of Interest ART Venture 2012 Expressions of Interest close 23 September 2011. ART Venture, a unique acceleration programme for creative, entrepreneurial people and producers working in the arts and creative industries in Auckland, is on the lookout for candidates for its 2012 programme. Successful candidates will be awarded a place on the programme, worth [...]


Thursday 14 July 2011 It’s tempting when times get tough to bury your head in the sand and hope for the best. So can Kiwi creatives afford to do that, or will they go the way of the moa? That’s the challenge presented at this year’s Survive & Thrive: Fuelling the Business of creativity event [...]

2011 Cultural Icons & Vernacular Lounge Non-fiction Writing Competition

Iconic Encounters of a Vernacular Kind 2011 Cultural Icons & Vernacular Lounge Non-fiction Writing Competition Judged by: Graham Beattie, Federico Monsalve, Linda Blincko Prizes include:  Creative Hub Writing Course, Random House book package, publication in MORPH magazine, recorded on Jam Radio. “Vernacular:  Belonging in place, knowing your own stories, realising your own potential. Being yourself [...]

Auckland Unleashed Discussion Document & Arts Relevant Summary

‘Auckland Unleashed ‘Discussion Document Arts and culture sector submission guidelines Prepared by the ‘Towards an Auckland Advisory Group’ Working Group 4 May 2011 Submitting to the Auckland Unleashed discussion document You can submit your comments using email, an online submission form or by post. However you do it, your comments need to be received by [...]

Final Workshop Invitation: Towards an Auckland Arts Advisory Group

You are invited to the third and final workshop for ‘Towards an Auckland arts advisory group’. Date and venue which is confirmed for Monday 16 May, 1 to 4 pm, Pioneer Women’s /Ellen Melville Hall (venue information: ) Thanks to Auckland Council for making available the venue for the workshop. Once again we ask [...]

Wallace Art Awards 2011,

The 20th Wallace Art Awards 2011, with prizes amounting to $165,000, are now calling for entries. This is a fantastic opportunity to be awarded residencies in  prestigious international institutions  in Switzerland and the USA. Last year’s residencies were awarded to Sam Mitchell, Glen Hayward, Mark Braunias and Graham Fletcher; while prizes were awarded to Simon [...]

BNZ Literary Awards

For over half a century BNZ has been proud to support New Zealand’s preeminent Short Story writing competition, which was founded to acknowledge the work of Katherine Mansfield and celebrate New Zealand literature. The BNZ Literary Awards are for both aspiring and established writers. For many of New Zealand’s famous writers, such as Frank Sargeson, [...]

Reflections on Auckland Planning & Why Art Matters

Keep up with the play with national and regional based issues with Joel Cayford’s insightful blog   Joel presents his thoughts and research on NZ waterways, housing, the arts, Auckland’s Annual Plan, transport and more. “For 12 years I served as a councillor on North Shore City Council and Auckland Regional Council. I stood [...]


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