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Boon Street Art - Festival Coordinator 2019

Boon Street Art (www.boonstreetart.co.nz) have a paid role for a festival coordinator for 2019. Do you have great time management, communication, and organisational skills? Do you have event management experience, and a passion for making Hamilton more awesome than awesome?  

To apply, email craig@creativewaikato.co.nz by 5pm Tuesday 18th December with a current CV and a cover letter telling us why you’d be amazing in this role. 

Job description:

Role: Festival Coordinator

Reports to: Festival Director | Operational Committee

Purpose: Working from the expertise and leadership of the Boon operational committee, the Boon Festival coordinator will coordinate the committee, liaise with the artists and manage our volunteers. They will coordinate the preparation of the sites for the artists, manage the needs of the artists from equipment to sunscreen, they will liaise with the photographer and videographer, hospitality sponsors and exhibition curator.

The role is about being the glue between the moving parts. The main events include an Exhibition and Festival Launch Party, the painting of 10 murals and collaboration with street performances and other collaborative events.

Core competencies: The successful applicant will have great time management and organisational skills, some event management experience, great communication skills, and a passion for contributing to the creative sector in Hamilton.

Renumeration: $7,000 - $10,000 (depending on experience) contract for an estimated 120 hours worked from Feb 1 through to the conclusion of the festival (mid-late March).



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Harcourts Arts Challenge 2019

It's time to enter your artistic works into our popular Harcourt's Arts Challenge for 2019! This year we have three categories - 2D, 3D and the  Youth Awards. 

Harcourts have donated very generous prize money so have a go look through the attached entry form and enter. 

Participants are able to have two entries each.  You are also able to enter online or have the option to ask for a hard copy posted out to you.

The Harcourts Arts - Big Arts Day out and the Arts Challenge will be held over two days - Thursday and Friday 10th and 11th January 2019 with a preview evening where you can enjoy refreshments and a live band on Wednesday 9th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm when the Judges decisions will be made and prizes handed out to the winners. (Tickets for this evening will be available from Harcourts and the Information Centre in December.)

Please click here to go directly to our entry form where you will be able to read the conditions, prize moneys, dates and times and of course submit your entry.


Taki Rua Submissions

Taki Rua Productions are proud to announce our 2019 submission process.

This is the next step in our push to develop works from the community. As a Toi Tōtara Haemata-funded organisation, it’s part of our mandate to provide a guiding and collaborative hand to other practitioners in Māori performing arts.

We’re looking for companies or practitioners who are seeking to partner with us in the development, potential staging and touring of an original New Zealand work.

To be eligible for the programme, your work must either be:

  • A previously staged production which is looking for further presentation.
  • A script or established concept for further development and potential staging.
  • A performance concept requiring development looking towards future staging.

You also must be a New Zealand Citizen, or a New Zealand company.


  • Are interested in touring nationally.
  • Advance either te reo Māori or have kaupapa Māori frameworks.
  • Are New Zealand stories.
  • Include the diversity and quality of what Taki Rua offers.​

Find out more - click here to download our Submissions Requirements Document.

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