support & opportunities
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professional development opportunities
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.
Toi Pōneke partnered with Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) to offer a programme of free dance workshops covering a diverse range of dance styles for the public to ‘give dance a go’.
New Zealand Dance Week is an annual event organised by DANZ to elevate the presence of dance in New Zealand, running from 22-30 April 2017.
The aim of this event is to get New Zealand dancing and to highlight the value and joy the artform can bring to our society. This is an opportunity to celebrate the talents of our local dancers and choreographers and for our communities to be introduced and engaged in the beautiful world of dance.
Choreographers Holly Newsome and Samuel Hall and producer Brynne Tasker-Poland spent three weeks at Toi Pōneke working with recent graduates from the New Zealand School of Dance to develop two new works, Incognito and Subsequent Slavery. The residency provided studio space, financial and practical support for the production, and access to experienced mentors.
Incognito and Subsequent Slavery were performed at the 2017 Fringe Festival.
sonic Arts Residency
Environmental sound composer Thomas Voyce was the Toi Pōneke Sonic Artist in Residence for 2016, in partnership with the New Zealand School of Music.
Thomas’s project culminated in the exhibition octophonic / ambisonic and a programme of invited performances from members of the sonic arts community.
Fast Art was a fast-paced, creative collaboration workshop, hosted by Sophie Giblin where teams developed, finished and sold a concept in less than 2.5 hours. The workshop aimed to encourage artists to take more risks, speed up the creative process and make collaborative projects happen more regularly and sustainably.