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Freshen up
your skills
and know-how

We offer a wide range of online and in-person workshops to help our creative community thrive.

How we can
support you

A core component of our mahi is Creative Development. This is a form of community development focussed on working with and for the creative sector.

We have a team of creative development specialists who are on hand to meet with you to korero about all things creative and the many possible pathways for support and growth.

As part of that support, we offer a wide range of online and in-person workshops to help our creative community thrive.


Aimed at creative professionals chasing mahi in the arts industry, the Elevate programme is a 9-month programme developed by Creative Waikato as part of the Creative Careers pilot.

Supported in partnership by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage (MCH).

The specially designed workshops help programme participants build and develop skills, knowledge, strategies, capability and resources, outside their established arts practice, that help them line up with their creative career goals, and successfully pursue work in the creative industry.

Applications for Elevate are open and rolling. If you live in the Waikato and this sounds like what you’re after, you can find more info and apply anytime right here. 

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ArtReach workshops are a free rauemi built especially for community groups, organisations, trusts, boards and collectives.

Interactive and bursting with super useful bits ‘n’ bobs, each workshop is practically designed for real world use, with the space to tackle the mahi your group is currently focused on.

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Pakihi Toi

Weaving creative passion with profession, Pakihi Toi is a free, online rauemi specifically for Waikato Māori creatives.

Step by step videos lead the learner through 11 sections, each offering clear information on a key aspect of creative business from an expert in the field, and building toward the end result — the learners own personalised Mahere Rautaki — Business Plan!

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Get in touch with us if you would like to know more about any of these workshops.