This programme supports new and emerging leaders to grow their skills and build peer support networks leading to strong, sustainable arts communities and organisations.
No monetary grant
There is one round in 2024. Applications will open after 1 July 2024 for places in the 2025 programme. This programme will open every second year.
This programme is for new and emerging leaders in arts organisations or communities.
New leaders in organisations in Toi Tōtara Haemata or Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes can apply.
This programme provides a peer support network and capability building opportunities. It is focussed on areas such as the relationship between governance and management, financial literacy, and influencing skills.
This type of support is especially helpful if you are new to an executive role.
No grants are offered as part of this programme.
Training will be offered within a cohort that focuses on capability building in these areas:
- Health and Safety
- Human Resources and managing people
- Working with Boards
- Strategic planning
- Compliance and regulatory reporting
- Financial literacy
- Public speaking and media engagement
There is a two-stage process.
Firstly, you’ll need to send a brief biography and responses to these questions:
- What benefits or opportunities will you bring to your organisation or community in the future as a result of this programme?
- What gaps have you identified in your knowledge or what areas of knowledge would you like to develop?
If your application reaches Stage 2, we’ll ask you to provide endorsement from your organisation or community through a reference check.
Assisted application service
From mid-February 2024, we'll offer a supported application service if our systems are not accessible to you. You can work with one of our advisers to find the best way for you to apply and they will be there to support you along the way.
Creative New Zealand staff assess applications and make the decisions. We take advice from other experts when required.
For Ngā Toi Māori funding, our Māori staff contribute at all stages of the process.
For Pacific arts funding, our Pacific staff contribute at all stages of the process.