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Arts for Health 2018 Art Competition

Dust off your paint brushes and start composing your artwork for our 6th Annual Art Competition. Entries are to be delivered to 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton on Friday 10th August 2018 between 8am and 11am, or the week prior with arrangement. Great cash prizes!! Please email office@artsforhealth.co.nz if you have any questions. You can find the entry form and rules here.

Arts for Health

Hamilton Fringe Festival Registrations

If you don't register, nothing really WILL happen … The 1st until the 8th of December will be a gaping hole in your calendar, to drain at your enthusiasm and suck you dry with guilt in the knowledge YOU could have done something, YOU could have been the hero that Hamilton always deserved. NOW is your chance to set things right.  

We are seeking street performers, theatre, multimedia installations, music, workshops, interactive things that do things, comedy, theatrical somethings, happenings for kids, art installations, built things, sculptures, bizarre gadgets, -- if you can think of it, if you DREAM it, we probably want it in Fringe. It's probably a FRINGE thing.

Below you will find a link to the artists application forms which you spontaneously birthed into being with your furious hoping. Please have them filled in and sent back by the 23rd of August. If the online forms do not work for you for whatever reason, try the more traditional attached document. You may print these out and drop them into our dropbox at Creative Waikato (now located at 11 Garden Place, 3204). You may also pick up these paper forms from Creative Waikato at any time.


Hamilton Fringe Festival Rego

Raglan Arts Weekend Coordinator

Planning has started for Raglan Arts Weekend 2019.

As the size of the event has grown, the Raglan Community Arts Council committee has decided to appoint a coordinator for the 2019 event, to be held during Easter.

So if you are interested please contact me for a copy of the position description.

Raglan Arts Weekend Coordinator.
Applications close 24th August.

We are looking for an experienced person with a demonstrated ability to manage and administer complex projects, one off activities and events including grant applications, budgeting and marketing. The ideal applicant would have at least one year of experience organising and coordinating events such as performances, arts events, university events, festivals, workshops, public relations, and fundraising initiatives.

If you are interested, email Rodger Gallagher for the position description- rodger@raglanartscentre.co.nz

Chorus Cabinet - Funding Grants

Chorus Cabinet - Funding Grants

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has partnered with Chorus on its cabinet art programme which aims at beautifying communities by adorning otherwise drab telecommunications cabinets with works of art. Often these cabinets are targeted by vandals as they provide a blank canvas for tagging. We’ve found that would-be taggers are less likely to graffiti painted cabinets, out of respect for the artwork and artist.

Please check if your area is eligible for funding and if so, apply below to beautify a Chorus cabinet in your community that has been tagged or could do with a make-over. A list of the physical cabinet locations available for funding within these regions is available here.

NOTE: cabinets marked “small” and “UFB” attract an artist fee of $400 each, cabinets marked “large DB” are set at $1500 artist fee and those without specific sizes noted are standard size so the artist fee is $1000.

Please be aware that the areas chosen are decided by Chorus and KNZB and take into account levels of graffiti, cabinet locations and funding, the latter of which is spread nationwide.

Due to the scope of the programme, we are not able to fund every area at once, but please drop us a line if you wish your region to be considered for next year.

Although we are now accepting applications, actual work will need to commence between the months of October and March. If your application is successful you will be sent a Health and Safety form which needs to be completed and returned before any work commences. KNZB will provide a high visibility vest, drop cloth and a KNZB sticker which will need to be placed on the cabinet before the graffiti guard is applied.

To see some of the completed works go to https://blog.chorus.co.nz/cabinet-art-gallery/

To submit your design and request for funding, please fill in the form and our friendly team will acknowledge your application within 5 business days. Submissions close on Monday 17th September, at 5pm.

Paint Your Cabinet Beautiful is brought to you by Keep New Zealand Beautiful on behalf of Chorus.

The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) Arts Market


The Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) Arts Market is a 3-day industry event for artists, producers, presenters and industry leaders from across the performing arts sector. As New Zealand’s sole marketplace for the presentation of performing arts, it is integral to supporting the professional sector and is one of the most important industry events on the New Zealand calendar.

The Market provides a unique environment where networks and relationships are built and lasting partnerships are formed. It’s a place where we collaborate as a community to encourage the sustainable touring of performing arts work throughout New Zealand and overseas.

This is where the performing arts industry comes together – you need to be there!


Thursday 16 August 2018 

Applications to pitch at PANNZ Arts Market 2019 and expression of interest to tour with Tour-Makers in 2020, open through National Touring Selector (NTS).

Monday 17 September 2018 - midday

Applications to pitch at PANNZ Arts Market 2019 and expression of interest to tour with Tour-Makers in 2020, close through National Touring Selector (NTS) at midday. This is a strict deadline. Late applications may not be able to be considered. 

Thursday 18 October 

Delegate registrations to attend PANNZ Arts Market 2019 open through National Touring Selector. A limited number of early-bird registrations will be available, register early and save. 

Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 March 2019 

PANNZ Arts Market 2019, Auckland, New Zealand - see you there! 

National Writers Forum 


The New Zealand Society of Author (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa’s National Writers Forum is a conference for people who write, whether fiction, non-fiction, blogs, textbooks, children’s books, journalism, graphic novels, poetry, plays or in digital media.

It is a 2.5 day intensive where writers talk, learn and share information about the craft of writing, the business of writing and the world of words.

The NWF reports and reflects on aspects of technique, craft, current New Zealand writing, publishing opportunities and explores the prospects for writers in Aotearoa and beyond.

21-23 September 2018, Auckland