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 Jane Yonge.
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now & next up
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.
The Performance Arcade team have landed at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. As part of our support and opportunities programme, Toi Pōneke is excited to sponsor office space for this iconic Wellington festival. The team will be working in Project Room 29 from now until 9 March 2018.
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.
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.
All are invited to attend the closing of Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb’s latest exhibition Attunement. The new works presented in this show were made during their time in the 2017-18 Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and New Zealand School of Music sound art residency. The closing event will feature a live performance by Flo and Olivia.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and the New Zealand School of Music warmly invite you to join with sound artists in residence - Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb - as they discuss their time spent in the residency, and details of their exhibition Attunement.
All are welcome. Bring your questions!
All are invited to attend free public workshops run by summer sound artists in residence Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb.
Flo and Olivia will run two workshops over Monday 22 + 29 January 2018. Each workshop is 2-hours long (starting at 2pm).
Spaces are limited so sign up quickly to either or both workshops by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our support and opportunities programme, Toi Pōneke is thrilled to be sponsoring dance studio hire for dance theatre company, House of Sand.
The company are working on a new show, FEAR OF EGGS, which will premiere at BATS Theatre from 20-24 March, as part of the 2018 NZ Fringe Festival.
An invitation to artists of all kinds to join for a BYO lunch. Guest speakers: Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking (Pirate & Queen) producers of Litcrawl and Lōemis on creating platforms across arts disciplines.
Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb join forces as Toi Pōneke and New Zealand School of Music sound artists in residence this summer. Their newly formed collaboration brings together their respective performative, sound and installation based art practices.
Toi Pōneke has been thrilled to host Everybody Cool Lives Here as part of our community arts residency, July-December 2017.
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’.
Choreographers Holly Newsome and Samuel Hall, alongside producer Brynne Tasker-Poland, spent three weeks at Toi Pōneke developing two new works, Incognito and Subsequent Slavery, performed at the 2017 Fringe Festival.
Growing Income Streams was an opportunity for arts organisations to grow their income by developing new or existing revenue. In partnership with The Ākina Foundation and Creative New Zealand.
Environmental sound composer Thomas Voyce was the Toi Pōneke Sonic Artist in Residence for 2016, in partnership with the New Zealand School of Music.