support & opportunities
Become part of our community — connect with other artists and creative professionals, experiment in our art spaces, and learn skills to help you thrive as a working artist.
Toi Pōneke facilitates workshops, courses, artist residencies, training seminars, and artist encounters.
We offer mentoring and funding support to creative professionals and artists of all disciplines.
Our programmes utilise individual and group learning, emphasise collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants, and value experimentation, taking risks, and embracing curiosity.
If you have an idea, or would like to talk with us about professional development opportunities, email Paora Allen.
now & next up
The BUMP (Barbarian Uprising Mentorship Programme) is a new partnership initiative between Barbarian Productions and Toi Pōneke Arts Centre designed to empower artists to upskill in their creative careers through hands-on work on industry projects.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōki are excited to announce Cory Champion as the recipient of the Toi Pōneke NZSM Sound Art Residency 2018-19.
Over the summer Champion will be developing a performance work that aims to dissolve and augment the drum set while abstracting the roles of the audience, participant, improviser, or performer.
A practical workshop for emerging artists, Jo Randerson from Barbarian Productions, will share her expertise on the skills needed to survive as a self-employed artist including, marketing yourself as an independent artist, negotiating contracts, hourly rates, fees, writing budgets, applying for funding, and making a living as an artist.
Back by popular demand, poet, musician and best selling author Dominic Hoey, is running a one day creative writing workshop at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. Dominic has been running the workshops, entitled Learn To Write Good, for three years working with over 100 writers. They cover the fundamentals of creative writing and are open to everyone from poets to song writers to journalists to novelists.