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Pūtahi Festival will be providing arts management skill workshops alongside the presentation element of the festival.

These workshops aim to PLANT seeds of mātauranga within our artists, to help tautoko their future artistic careers.

All Pūtahi Festival artists, as well as other Māori & Pasifika arts practitioners, will be able to participate in these free workshops.

We aim to up-skill our community with vital knowledge such as producing, arts marketing, grant writing and more.


with Creative New Zealand

Chris Prowse (Arts Accountant & Musician)

Kaitakawaenga Māori from IRD

So you've received a grant, you've locked in your performers and crew, but still have pātai about accounting and tax obligations? Join us on this panel session with CNZ, an arts accountant and IRD to hear about how to run your projects effectively and what's expected of you when it comes to finances. 

Each panelist will speak for 10-15 minutes then there will be an open Q&A. 

DATES: Sunday 14th March
TIME: 10am - 12pm

VENUE: SEEyD Space, Te Whaea: Dance & Drama Centre

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with Vanessa Immink

Struggling with the difference between marketing & publicity? Want to know how to write a marketing plan and set specific goals for your project?


Join Vanessa for this quick fire Arts Marketing session about how to set yourself up for marketing success!

DATES: Sunday 14th March 
TIME: 4pm - 5:30pm
VENUE: SEEyD Space, Te Whaea: Dance & Drama Centre



with Kereama Te Ua - Arts Practice Director - Māori (Creative New Zealand)

2021 will be a world of opportunities for artists, particularly with funding. Join Kereama Te Ua as he walks through how to apply for an Arts Grant with Creative New Zealand, with do's & don'ts on what to include in your application. 

Kereama is the Arts Practice Director - Māori at Toi Aotearoa, regularly hosts zui for Māori artists wanting to apply to funding. 

DATES: Sunday 14th March 
TIME: 2pm - 4pm
VENUE: SEEyD Space, Te Whaea: Dance & Drama Centre

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with Dolina Wehipeihana

Are you an artist wanting to learn more about producing or thinking of self-producing your next project?

Join Dolina Wehipeihana, producer of White Face Crew, General Manager of Kia Mau Festival and Kaiarahi Māori at PANNZ, as she walks you through producing an upcoming project. 

DATES: Saturday 20th March

TIME: 10am - 12pm

VENUE: SEEyD Space, Te Whaea: Dance & Drama Centre 

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Nau mai, haere mai to a wānanga centred around rangatahi Māori & Pasifika creatives. We will kōrero about our ideas, visions for the future and how we can use the power of kotahitanga to move forward in our industries. 

All rangtahi Māori & Pasifika performing arts practitioners are welcome. 

With kōrero from Janaye Henry (actor, comedian, Instagrammer, content creator) and Kasiano Mita (award winning Pasifika actor & clown). 

DATES: Saturday 20th March 

TIME: 2-4pm 

VENUE: Drama 10, Te Whaea: Dance & Drama Centre