28 Apr 2024

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Aotearoa participants supported by Creative New Zealand to ISPA24 including Dolina Wehipeihana, Ata Papa, Tupe Lualua, Sefa Enari, Victor Rodger, Leki Bourke, Tane Mahutua Gray Ana Corbett, Fasi Amosa, Leki Bourke and Tawera Tahuri.

New Zealand Performing Arts Directors and Producers, Tanemahuta Gray, Sefa Enari, Tupe Lualua, Victor Rodger, Ana Corbett, Fasi Amosa and Leki Bourke are attending the International Society for the Performing Arts congress (ISPA 24) in Perth with support from Creative New Zealand’s International Indigenous Exchange Programme and its Pacific Arts Strategy. 

ISPA is a global network of more than 500 leaders in performing arts. They come together to strengthen the sector through the advancement of leadership in this, its 75th anniversary year. 

“It will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with the Mob in Perth and Western Australia and connect with the artists and companies including indigenous artists with the wonderful Eva Grace Mullaley leading the indigenous activities” arts director, Tanemahuta Gray says.

Creative New Zealand’s Indigenous Exchange Advisor, Tāwera Tahuri says, “Eva Mullaley is a strong aboriginal woman who has been given the task of leading this new indigenous space within the ISPA Perth platform.  It is important for us all to stand in solidarity with all indigenous artists alongside the Whadjuk Nyoongar peoples and the wider First Nations peoples of Australia.” 

Tanemahuta will attend the Advanced Programme workshop symposium on the findings of Driving Attendance research. The research is by PAC Australia, the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts presenters, venues, producers and creators in Australia.

“I’m keen to gain insights into what factors are delivering higher ticket sales in the arts sector and to understand marketing behaviours and tactics are likely to drive greater sales from both new and existing audiences for our performing artforms.”

It also provides an opportunity to share Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love after its recent four-city national tour and see if there is any interest in programming a large-scale contemporary Māori aerial work for touring,” Gray says. 

“This is an immense opportunity to continue to forge the indigenous artist connections that I’ve been developing since Australian Performing Arts Market 2016 in Brisbane,” Gray says. 

Fasi Amosa and Ana Corbett of The UPU collective have been invited to host a roundtable, “On my creative practice” where attendees will explore a particular work, practice, or company of international significance to understand its importance to the global creative context. 

Pacific Arts Manager Cultivation, Ali Foa’i says, “Pasifika Producers and Directors will also seek and develop new markets and trade opportunities to grow the Pacific creative economy and jobs in Aotearoa and to achieve the Global Moana outcomes of our Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Strategy.”  

ISPA 30 April – 2 May