We convene an advisory group of arts sector leaders to inform our advocacy work and advance arts advocacy at a national level
Te Rōpū Mana Toi offer advice, insights and feedback on our advocacy, share their perspectives on challenges and opportunities within the arts sector, and connect us to the work of others.
Together, we're building toward a collective arts advocacy movement.
Karl Chitham, ONZM
Nga Puhi, Te Uriroroi
Karl is Head of Arts and Culture at Hutt City Council and Director of the Dowse Art Museum. He is also Co-Chair of CIRCUIT Aotearoa and a trustee of Wairau Māori Art Gallery.
Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne, Tainui/Waikato (whāngai)
Tānemahuta is a theatre director and trained in contemporary dance, ballet, kapa hake and mau raakau. He is Ngā Kaiwhakahaere on the Māori Advisory Board for Toi Whakaari and Kaupapa Māori tutor at the New Zealand School of Dance. Tānemahuta is the outgoing Kahukura/CEO of Taki Rua Productions.
Dr Jeremy Mayall
Jeremy is a composer, musician, artist, producer and researcher and the CEO of Creative Waikato.
With a background in community law and access to justice Kim now works in the field of arts and mental health as Director of Ōtautahi Creative Spaces.
Megan is the Manager Arts & Culture at Heretaunga Hastings District Council and Co-Chair of Performing Arts Network of New Zealand.
Elise is PhD candidate with the Centre for Art and Social Transformation at the University of Auckland. She is a trustee at Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi and the former Executive Director of the Basement Theatre.
Rosabel is the Director of Satellites a freelance writer, a strategist and producer. She's also a Trustee of Silo Theatre and the Pantograph Punch, an Auckland Council Public Arts Advisory Panel member.
Fonoti Pati Umaga, QSM
Pati is a musician and composer, a trustee of the Pacific Music Awards and known for his work as an advocate for both Pacific and Whaikaha/Disabled communities.
Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Raukawa
Dolina is a dancer, choreographer and theatre producer. She is the Kaiārahi Māori at PANNZ, General Manager of the Kia Mau Festival, Chair of the Atamira Dance Company and Co-Director of Betsy & Mana Productions.