17 Nov 2013
Te Manu Ka Tau is Creative New Zealand’s international visitors’ programme which aims to bring international Festival directors and presenters to New Zealand to experience a variety of New Zealand performances, meet with local artists and to offer them a greater insight into the cultural and artistic landscape of New Zealand. The objective of this programme is to assist New Zealand artists to develop international relationships and audiences.
Next year Te Manu ka Tau will take place during the first week of the New Zealand Festival, 23rd- 28th February 2014.
Creative New Zealand has invited key presenters from Asia, Edinburgh, the United Kingdom and Australia all of whom will be invited to attend a welcome powhiri, performances at the New Zealand Festival, selected events at PANNZ and Sounds Aotearoa (24 and 25 February) and a selection of showcases by New Zealand artists in Wellington and Auckland.
In preparation for this event we would like to make you aware of two opportunities:
Call for Proposals for Te Manu Ka Tau 2014 Showcases
Attached are the criteria for submitting a proposal to have your work considered for a showcase opportunity as part of Te Manu Ka Tau.
Submissions must arrive by Monday, 18 November, 2013 at 5pm. Decisions will be made by 9 December, 2013.
Te Manu Ka Tau Information Hui: Auckland
We will be holding a Hui in Auckland to give people the opportunity to find out more about the showcase opportunity and how Te Manu Ka Tau works. If you are considering submitting a showcase proposal or would like to find out more about the programme we encourage you to attend this session and we look forward to seeing you there.
Auckland: Q Theatre, Tuesday 6th November 2013, 12pm-2pm (lunch provided)
Please RSVP to Gemma.Peacocke@festival.co.nz by Friday, 25th October 2013 stating your attendance.
If you cannot attend you can phone NZF Artistic Director, Shelagh Magadza on 473 0149 to discuss the programme.
Please forward this information to anyone who you think will be interested and has work that is either being developed or ready for international touring.