Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is a creative space where the city's arts communities interact, produce innovative works, teach and exhibit in the heart of Wellington.
After the success of the 2017 residency, Toi Pōneke is proud to offer two dance practitioners a chance to take bold risks and test something fresh in Wellington's hottest stomping ground: NZ Fringe.
WRITE ROOM is a Toi Pōneke initiative in partnership with Director Rob Sarkies and Producer Vicky Pope. This residency recognises the challenges for New Zealand screenwriters to create space in their lives to write and find a place to do their work. This opportunity is for a Wellington-based screenwriter with a feature film script at a stage that will benefit from development.
With support from Toi Pōneke, the successful candidate will undertake a 12-week residency and commit to a focused block of writing on their screenplay. The screenwriter will be provided with a studio space, stipend, and experienced creative support.
Something in mind is an exhibition of new paintings by Yvette Velvin that considers objects; tiny, beautiful things, recognisable and comfortably familiar, rendered with oils on clay, timber and linens.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is inviting artists and designers to submit a design for a public artwork on the East building at 61 Abel Smith Street, pictured below left. An artist’s fee of $5,000 is available to support one proposal from an arts/design practitioner that fulfils the criteria outlined in the project brief.