17 Aug 2023
Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce its partnership with Tātai Aho Rau CORE Education who will provide a suite of resources for artists and arts practitioners designed to help them have sustainable and financially resilient careers.
The initiative follows the release of Creative New Zealand’s Remuneration Policy in 2022 and aligns with recommendations from practitioners across art forms, organisations, individuals, and diverse groups.
“These resources – everything from basic personal financial literacy and budgeting to insurance, to negotiating royalties and protecting intellectual property rights are fundamental tools to a sustainable career in the arts,” said Gretchen La Roche, Senior Manager – Arts Development Services at Creative New Zealand.
The process will be a mix of pulling together existing resources, as well as creating new ones. La Roche explained.
Tātai Aho Rau Core Education will do the work following an RFP process. The organisation has been around since 2003, specialising in facilitation and resource design and have worked with other government agencies, kura and schools, and iwi and Pacific groups.
“We’re really excited to be working with Creative New Zealand on this Kaupapa,” said Dr Hana O’Regan (Kāi Tahu), Tumu Whakarae at Tātai Aho Rau Core Education.
“We have a number of artists and creatives in our company, and understand first-hand the importance of supporting career pathways for those in the arts community.”
The resources will cover a number of areas including, basic financial literacy, budgeting and pricing advice, and protecting copyright and intellectual property rights.
The materials will be available online from 2024. In addition, a small series of workshops across Aotearoa for practitioners will support the new resources.