Skip to page content

Home > New Creative Waikato Trustees Wanted

New Creative Waikato Trustees Wanted

Creative Waikato – Toi Waikato was established in 2012 to support the development of the creative arts in the Waikato for the benefit of the greater community.

Our Why

We work for a bold and ambitious creative sector that makes our region stronger

What We Do

We help artists and groups succeed by providing advice, training, and support.

We build connections and work collaboratively for stronger and more expansive outcomes.

We share the stories of our regions creativity and expand audiences.

We champion the contribution that the arts make to our collective and individual wellbeing.

How We Do It

Optimists  - We work from strengths, we see connections, possibilities, solutions and shared values

Passionate  - We believe deeply in the value of the arts. We are enthusiastic leaders who grasp opportunities and are comfortable with the unexpected. We love what we do and have fun doing it.

No waffle, all beef  - We know our stuff. We set a high bar, work hard and deliver. We are approachable, relatable and informal. We get it because we are artists too.

Learners  - We continually seek to better understand and respond to the diverse needs and aspirations of our communities.


Governance of Creative Waikato is vested in a Board made up of seven-nine elected trustees. 
Trustees are appointed through an annual appointment process for a three-year term, are eligible for re-appointment, and can serve a maximum of nine consecutive years on the Board.

Appointed Trustees cover the following areas: Māori, regional representation, various arts sectors, gender balance, professional arts and community arts. The Board also ensures it has combined expertise in governance experience, thorough knowledge of the arts sector, strong networks and financial skills. 

The Board operates to proficient governance standards, and is well supported by the very capable Creative Waikato management team. 


Particular skills/competencies sought 

The current Board is looking for expressions of interest, which will remain open until the positions are filled.

The ideal candidate(s) will have 

  • Governance experience or aptitude 

  • Well-developed general business skills appropriate for a governance position 

  • Particular expertise in either professional or community arts 

  • Regional connections 

  • A commitment to the vision of the Trust 

Commitment required

Meetings are held monthly, plus a commitment to committees, workshops, annual strategic planning sessions, and occasional events as required, and regular communication by email. Monthly meetings are held on Friday mornings, in Hamilton, and are scheduled for 2 hours. Applicants are welcome from across the Creative Waikato region. 


The position is voluntary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. 

For further details or to apply please provide your CV and covering letter to:

Margi Moore (Chair, Creative Waikato) Email:

Read more…


Sign up to the Creative Waikato e‑newsletter for the latest news and events