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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! 

Brown Ink: Māori and Pasifika Playwrights

Brown Ink: Māori and Pasifika Playwrights

Playmarket’s Brown Ink development programme is looking for Māori and Pasifika writers with the best new, exciting and original plays.

Selected plays will receive a day-long script clinic with a professional director, cast and script advisor.

Plays selected for development for Brown Ink programme that have gone on to professional productions include Hīkoi by Nancy Brunning (Auckland Arts Festival 2015), The Mooncake and the Kūmara by Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen (Auckland Arts Festival 2015), Girl on a Corner by Victor Rodger (Auckland Fringe Festival 2015), Officer 27 by Aroha Awarau and I Ain’t Mad at Cha by Turene Jones. 

Submissions are open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident of Māori or Pasifika heritage regardless of age or experience.

  Plays must not have had a professional production (pending productions, readings, workshops or community productions are fine).

There are no limits on length, style or theme.

If you have any further questions contact Claire O’Loughlin in the Wellington office:  +64 4 382 8462 ext 2

How to apply

Visit the Playmarket website here.

Download and complete the submission form and send your play to us here.

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

Raglan Arts Weekend 2019 


Raglan Arts Weekend & Guide 2019  

EASTER Weekend - April 2019

Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Monday 22

Raglan Arts Weekend is moving to Easter Weekend (Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22, April 2019) and local artists are now invited to register for the event.


As well as the weekend event, artists registering will be included within the NEW 2019 Raglan Art Trail Guide.

Running annually since 2009, this well-organised weekend is a much-anticipated fixture on the Raglan summer calendar and a wonderful opportunity to show your work to a wide and appreciative audience. The event is marketed extensively throughout the North Island and draws hundreds of arts lovers from both the local and wider area, many of whom book the weekend into their diaries many months in advance.

If you are a local artist and expect to have new work available by April, there are two ways you can take part:
1) Exhibit from your studio, workshop or home.
2) Exhibit from an inside space at the Old School Arts Centre (only four spaces available, so register early if you would like to secure one of these slots).

If you’d like to be listed as an artist in the Raglan Arts Guide for 2019 and be a part ofRaglan Arts Weekend 2019, register here.

Pay the registration fee of $150 incl GST by 5th October 2018 (or the early bird fee of $130 incl GST by 14th September 2018).

The Art Attack Mural Project 

The Art Attack Mural Project

The Art Attack Mural Project is a 10-12 month opportunity to exhibit your talents within a temporary space. The Te Awamutu Museum is the oldest Museum in the Waikato, established in 1935 by forward thinking kaitiaki of the Waipā district’s social history. You will need to possess a creative mindset, great talking skills, excellent ability to work safely, and the flair to work in with visitor inquiries. This is an ongoing creative opportunity with the first mural to be scheduled in time for summer with confirmation of dates to be negotiated upon application. If you’re excited to attack our walls with art, email Henriata.Nicholas@waipadc.govt.nz today! Check out more information here.