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  • Equal Voices Arts Tour and Return Hamilton Season

    In late January and early February 2016, Equal Voices Arts will tour the North Island with their acclaimed bilingual collection of stories for Deaf and hearing audiences, ‘At The End Of My Hands’. This physically bold piece of… Read more

  • Summit Set to Ignite Community Arts in Aotearoa

    People transforming communities through creative arts will be sharing best practice knowledge at the national community arts summit held in Hamilton. The Cultural Community Development (CCD) Summit, run by Creative Waikato, connects community arts practitioners to share industry experience… Read more

  • Kaleidoscope - Outdoor Photography Exhibiton

    Ashok Kochhar is an artist from India with a deep creative urge to do things differently and to share the secrets of his creative processes. Presently, he is in the process of spreading the idea of 'Creative Commune'… Read more

  • Exciting artists’ workshop opportunity in Whitianga with Matt Gauldie

    While well-known New Zealand artist and official NZ Defence Forces artist Matt Gauldie is in the Coromandel area as guest speaker of the Mercury Bay Art Escape Open Studio Tour he will hold a half day workshop in… Read more


Development opportunity for local performers

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival team have secured recognised British playwright and Director Clara Bloomfield to attend the festival and supply exclusive opportunities to attend a series of exciting workshops throughout the festival to work on site specific theatre developments,… Read more


Calling all aspiring writers - Cambridge Fest Short Story Comp

Calling all aspiring writers! The Cambridge Autumn Festival announces it annual Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition is now open. To celebrate the 5th year of this competition, we are shortening the word count (from 2500 to 1500 words), and extending the cutoff date to… Read more


Sketch your Valentine

Sketch your valentine in John Badcock's Passing People exhibition. Materials supplied. Free event. Recommended for adults, Sunday Feb 14 – Valentines Day, 1-am – 4pm… Read more

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March 19, 2016

WHITI means our shining stars - and it also means verse, in poem and song. Whiti refers to 'cross' which is fitting… Read more

Eb and Sparrow

March 23, 2016

Touring for the first time with Arts On Tour NZ, Wellington based Eb & Sparrow, a five piece band led by Ebony… Read more

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Call for Proposal for Toi Māori Waikato: Kia Hua, Kia Puawai

February 2, 2016

Creative New Zealand has contracted Creative Waikato to publish a Māori Arts Discussion Paper: Toi Māori Waikato:  Kia Hua, Kia Puawai to address the question “What support… Read more

Creative New Zealand invests in arts development in the Waikato

January 26, 2016

Creative New Zealand is to invest $400,000 into the Waikato region over a two-year period as part of a regional arts pilot.… Read more

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