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
Toi Pōneke is pleased to announce the recipient of our inaugural Visual Arts Residency, Johanna Mechen. Working in video and photography, Johanna’s recent work has focused on engagement and participation with a site and its community in order to tell ecological, historical, and cultural stories. Johanna’s project involves exploring a domestic site, motherhood and connection to place.
Magnetic North, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Playmarket New Zealand are delighted to announce that playwright, theatre-maker, actor and musician Morna Young has been selected for the second year of an international exchange between the two countries. Morna will be hosted as a Playwright-in-Residence by BATS Theatre and Toi Põneke Arts Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.
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.