18 Aug 2016
A wide range of individual practitioners and arts organisations came together on 21 July for the Auckland Diversity Project hui. This was an opportunity for Auckland arts organisations and artists to share insights about the ways that programming can grow audiences in Māori, Pacific and Asian communities.
We would like to thank all our speakers for their valuable perspectives that can lead to on-going conversations on this theme.
View the keynote, panel presentations and resources
Watch the keynote panel presentations [Youtube]
View photos from the day [Facebook, no login required]
Auckland ethnic media fact sheet (pdf 95KB) - This fact sheet provides top-line data on the largest ethnic groups in the Auckland Region and information on how arts organisations can access the Ethnic Bureau of Communications database.
Diverse programming: in the main venue or in the community? (pdf 300KB) – Hand-out from Rhana Devenport’s, roundtable discussion about how Auckland Art Gallery approaches programming for its diverse visitors.
Approaches to Authentic Artistic Collaboration (pdf 224KB) - Hand-out from Tānemahuta Gray’s roundtable presentation on how Taki Rua Productions seeks authentic Maori collaboration.
Feedback from the Auckland Diversity Project hui:
“A fantastic initiative - please continue facilitating these cross-community conversations. No one else is doing so.” (Helaina Keeley- Auckland Live)
“Hats off to the organisations that presented their work - we loved that live physical inside glimpse into what is being funded and why - and we thought them all very deserving.” (Sue Nelson- NZTrio)
“Be bold! I'd love the hui to challenge us, and allow us to learn more.” (Ta'i Paitai)
“It was very encouraging to hear case studies of projects that work in terms of programming diversity. It gave me some good ideas to think about for future programming and the cultural make up our organisation.” (Carrie Rae Cunningham- Tempo Dance Festival)
“For next year’s hui it would be good to have more flexibility for people to share ideas with others and to discuss potential partnerships.” (Courtney Meredith- Manukau Institute of Technology)
For enquiries about the Auckland Diversity Fund which is now open please contact Emma Lines at email@example.com or on 04 499 9585. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.
For all other enquiries about the Auckland Diversity Project, please contact Helen Bartle at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 09 377 8750.