29 May 2018
Following the success of the past four years of the Māori Arts Internship Programme (MAI), Toi Māori Aotearoa is very pleased to announce the MAI 2018 placements.
We are proud to be working with the following arts organisations to grow future Māori leaders in the arts:
- Kahurangi Māori Dance Company, Hastings
- Te Pou Theatre, Auckland
- NZ Book Council, Wellington
- Tempo Dance Festival, Auckland
- Basement Theatre, Auckland
- Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
We received a large number of great applicants for our intern placements, and were very happy with the final selection of interns. The 2018 MAI Interns are:
- Kaea Graham, Kahurangi Māori Dance Company
- Baylee Watene, Te Pou Theatre
- Tayi Tibble, NZ Book Council
- Anahera Olsen Ngatai, Tempo Dance Festival
- Mya Morrison-Middleton, Basement Theatre
- Māia Abraham, Blue Oyster Art Project Space
We were thrilled by the positive response from both prospective interns and host organisations, and are confident that we will be able to provide a strong platform for future Māori administrators to help support Māori arts. This programme aims to develop future Māori arts managers, professionals and producers to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts. The programme is managed by Toi Māori Aotearoa with funding from Creative New Zealand.
Toi Māori Aotearoa and Creative New Zealand, as well as this year’s Hosts and Interns are very excited to start this journey. We hope to help build a solid foundation for our intern’s futures, as well as strong relationships with our Host Organisations. We will be releasing more information about our Interns and their placements throughout their placements this year, so please stay up to date by visiting our website or facebook page.
If you would like more information on the Māori Arts Internship Programme, as well information on the 2018 programme, please contact Keriata Royal-Taeao at the Toi Māori Aotearoa office on 04 801 7914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.