Online Wānanga on Access & Inclusion in the Performing Arts

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is hosting a series of wānanga, Te Ara i te Matihiko Toi, to support local artists with digital tools and information.

For our last wānanga of the series, we have brought together a talented and diverse panel to have a kōrero on the important and meaningful topic of access, inclusion, and participation within the performing arts. 

Te Ara I Te Matihiko Toi – Access & Inclusion in the Performing Arts Wānanga will be from 10am – 12:15pm on 14 March 2022 on Zoom. Registrations are open for artists and organizations to attend the fifth in a series of workshops hosted by Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, designed to build and enhance tools and information to support their artistic practice.

Facilitated by Ruth Smith (she/her), we are honoured to have in our panel:

  • Pelenakeke Brown (she/her) – Interdisciplinary Artist, Curator and Writer
  • Nikolai Talamahina (he/him) – DJ (Brown Boy Magik), Coder, Club Night Organizer
  • Janaye Henry (she/her) – Comedian and Educator
  • Stace Robertson (he/they) – Artist and Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor at Arts Access Aotearoa
  • Todd Karehana (he/him) – Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer, Director and Producer
  • Brady Peeti (she/her) – Actress and Singer

This is a great opportunity for artists and organisations to hear a panel of artists with diverse perspectives have a kōrero on access and inclusion within their arts practice, and how they’ve each navigated barriers in order to sustain themselves within it. Beneficial for both organisations and individuals  – learn ways to reduce the barriers within your own organisation, how to find a community of artists who support you, and how others have found success within the Performing Arts industry.

A critical conversation within the Arts industry, join us on Zoom for this free, online wānanga on Monday 14th March from 10am-12:15pm. 

Registration is now open!

Special thanks to Creative New Zealand for helping fund this wānanga series.