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Empowering artists to reach beyond

Hundreds of years ago, our Pacific ancestors crossed Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa.
On their waka hourua, they sailed into the unknown to discover what lay beyond the horizon.

Today, a new ocean of opportunity lies at the feet of artists. This digital ocean is abundant in opportunities: to add to your kete of knowledge, expand your artistic practice, and discover new audiences.

Just like our ancestors, you face a challenging journey. So at Toi Hourua, we’re here to help you navigate your path successfully across the digital ocean. We’ll help you learn the new skills you’ll need to create on the digital frontier, and support your creative endeavours with commissioning rounds that enable you to express your art form in new and innovative ways.

Hono Mai

Are you interested in shaping the future of digital artistic practice? Do you want to learn from your peers and share your own insights?

We invite you to join our wānanga to explore the current landscape of the creative and arts sector, and identify potential areas for further exploration.

By participating in this wānanga, you will have the opportunity to share your experiences, challenges, and successes in digital artistic practice, and learn from others in the field. Your input will help us better understand the needs of artists and arts organisations, and identify potential areas for growth and development in the digital arts sector.

So don’t miss out on this chance to help shape the future of digital artistic practice.

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““Without access to the right hardware and connectivity, the world of digital remains closed to us as artists.””

Kereama TaepaMultidisciplinary artist

Commissioning opportunities

We’re building relationships, both here and overseas, to create commissioning opportunities for artists.

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Digital tool grants

Join our mission to revolutionise digital tools for art disciplines! Share your expertise and insights with us to help shape the future of creative technology.

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Digital skills

We’re developing courses that will show you how to use digital to get more from your practice.

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We are looking for passionate and skilled arts navigators to guide and support artists. If you are interested, we would love to kōrero!

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Help us shape the future of Toi Hourua

We want to know how else we can help. What does success look like for you? What barriers are in your way? And how can we help you navigate past them? To help us craft this experience, please get in touch.

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Who is Toi Hourua?

We’re a private organisation funded by Creative NZ. Our purpose is to build up the arts sector’s capability to create and distribute work and increase audience engagement, with the help of digital technology.

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