Multi-Disciplinary and general notices
Nelson Festivals Trust (Nelson Arts Festival) – Board Chair
Closes 10 Nov 2017.
Nelson City Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Chair for the Nelson Festivals Trust, an independent Charitable Trust that is being established to be primarily responsible for the governance and operations of the Nelson Arts Festival.
In this role, candidates will need experience as a Board Chair, and will bring a strong and collaborative leadership style. We are looking for candidates with the following experience and capabilities:
• A strong passion for the arts, events and community
• The ability to provide strategic leadership
• A successful background in business or events management
• Strong economic and financial skills
• Strong influencing skills
• Objectivity in decision making
The Trust is being established to shadow the 2018 Nelson Arts Festival and to operate the Festival in full from 2019. The initial role of the Chair will be to appoint the remaining Trust Board members and oversee the transition of operations from the Council to the Trust.
There will be an application process for the remaining board members once the Chair is appointed. (No remuneration is offered for Trust Board Chair or Member positions).
Applications close 4pm on Friday 10 November 2017. This recruitment process is subject to final Council approval.
How to apply
For more information, and a copy of the application form, please contact Shanine Raggett, Manager Community Partnerships, Nelson City Council: 03 546 0421 or email@example.com
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Open Studios Project Summer Arts Residency
The Arts Village in Rotorua, New Zealand is currently looking for artists (visual, writers, musicians, designers etc) to participate in the Open Studios project 2017/2018. As a significant community art space in Rotorua, The Arts Village has a commitment to growing the arts and cultural sector of the community. This means actively leading or participating in the various arts and cultural projects in the local community. Also, supporting the growth of artists practice, developing audiences for arts and cultural activities, and supporting their continued learning through engagement with artists and their work. The Open Studios Project provides artists with access to our purpose built making spaces for a fixed period of time. The Arts Village invites local, regional, national and international artists to submit a proposal to take part in the Open Studios Project 2017/2018.
- To enliven and enhance our community through engagement with the arts.
- To connect artists to their audiences.
- To provide an environment for artists to fulfill their potential by having the time, space, and means to experiment and to be innovative.
- To support and further the development of artist’s creative practices.
- The residency period lasts for six weeks from 18th December 2017 through to 27th January 2018.
- Three artists will be selected from the pool of applicants. Those who apply will be notified of the decision by 5pm on 15th November 2017.
- The Open Studios Project applications are open to any community or individual art practice (in any medium).
- All spaces will be open to the public during The Arts Village opening hours.
- A large studio space will be shared between all chosen artists, and set areas within this studio will be allocated and offered in accordance with your proposed art project.
- Application deadline is 2pm on Saturday 4th November, 2017.
All Participants are expected to:
- Give a pecha-kucha style presentation at the start of the residency covering their arts practice and intentions for the residency.
- Work on their own arts practice during the six weeks in an allocated work space in a shared studio (Studio Two) at The Arts Village.
- Carry out at least 1 public talk during the six week period (this is in addition to the opening pecha-kucha talk).
- Each carry out a minimum of 10 hours worth of free workshops/demonstrations relevant to their project. This is to enable the public to participate in the project, either by learning an artistic skill/creative approach or by contributing to the creation of a community artwork.
- Present a final showcase in the closing week of the residency open to the public which could include: a talk/presentation/works performance. This will depend on the individual artist and how this suits their practice.
- Please note that the requirement that had been in place in previous years for artists to be working onsite during set times no longer applies. Instead emphasis will be placed on the above requirements.
- A living stipend of $2000 towards your living costs during the project.
- A materials grant to carry out your project with, amount TBC. This grant will also be used for materials for workshops/demonstrations.
- Shared Studio Space (and associated costs) for your use during the Open Studios Project.
- Internet access.
- Promotion. For more information please visit www.artsvillage.org.nz/OSP
ROB JACKSON: DEVELOPING MEANINGFUL ROLES FOR VOLUNTEERS
17 Nov 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Trafalgar Pavilion, Nelson
A professional development opportunity for Managers of Volunteers across the Top of the South. A half day workshop facilitated by Rob Jackson from the UK about creating meaningful and motivating volunteer roles. The workshop will be followed by a light lunch and the opportunity to network with other Managers of Volunteers. The cost is just $20 + gst including lunch.
Find out more and sign up at www.volunteernelson.org.nz/events
Invitation to celebrate Suffrage 125 anniversary
Plans to celebrate the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women winning the right to vote are underway for 2018. The Ministry for Women and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage want to connect national and regional activities celebrating the anniversary under the umbrella of Suffrage 125. It will be used as an opportunity to: highlight people from many cultural backgrounds who have made a significant contribution to progressing women’s rights promote the suffrage story to a younger and broader range of New Zealanders, foster an inclusive New Zealand.
What does this mean for artists and arts organisations?
If you are planning an event or activity related to Suffrage 125 you are invited to participate in the celebrations. This includes:
- the opportunity to have your event listed on a website promoting suffrage related activities being held throughout the country. The website is expected to go live in November
- access to Suffrage 125 branding to help promote your event
- being put in contact with other organisations in your region or city celebrating Suffrage 125.
What’s happening so far? These are just some of the organisations and proposed initiatives to celebrate Suffrage 125.
- Royal New Zealand Ballet is proposing a programme of commissioned works by international female choreographers.
- He Tohu at National Library will run a series of public programmes during 2018 focused around the suffrage petition.
- Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision is working on an online exhibition of 125 people who have contributed to women’s rights in New Zealand, as well as a screening series and discussion forum.
- Te Papa is publishing a book on 12 objects and essays exploring topics such women’s rights and suffrage.
- Auckland Museum is holding a major exhibition exploring suffrage within a contemporary context.
- Ministry for Education is seeking submissions on Suffrage 125 as part of Ministry in Maori Medium, bringing Maori history to life to Te Reo Maori learners.
- Ministry for Culture & Heritage is developing a Suffrage 125 web page on NZHistory featuring educational content, timeline and an online exhibition juxtaposing women activists today, 1970s women’s liberation and the 1890s suffragists.
Friends of Fresh – Show your support Fresh FM
Fresh FM have revamped their membership plan and seek your support.
As a Friend of Fresh your support will ensure that they can deliver quality programming, reduce operating costs and maintain a physical presence across our wide coverage area.
As a partially funded Charitable Trust, they face many financial challenges but have still made progress providing the best possible service to our community.
Your donation will help them bridge the divide between operational expenses and funding income.
Please consider the positive difference your membership can make. Subscription can be made on-line from the website www.freshfm.net by simply clicking the ‘Become A Supporter’ button for full details.
They will greatly value your involvement and in return, will look for every opportunity to bring you prizes and special events to show how much they appreciate your support.
Please note, their charitable status means your donation is fully tax deductible 😊
PROMOTE YOUR PROJECT / EVENT FOR FREE WITH IT’SON…
Are you organising an exhibition, show, fair, workshop, retreat, concert or market and want check for clashes with other events? Want to reach a wider audience and increase your attendees? Looking to gain extra publicity and exposure by running a competition?
You can even like the ItsOn Facebook page and post updates and pictures about your event! ItsOn.co.nz is a website that promotes events in the Nelson Tasman region. It is funded by Nelson City Council, and supported by Tasman District Council. It is completely FREE to list your event on ItsOn, the most comprehensive guide to events in Nelson Tasman! Follow the easy steps at www.itson.co.nz
Creative Encounters – Cambodia
I am organising to Cambodia in February 2018. It would be fantastic if a couple of people in Nelson who are passionate about the arts and social change could join us to enjoy art with others from around Aotearoa NZ and the world, share their ideas, and be inspired with ways art could improve the well-being of their own local communities. As a writer and Rotary Leadership Development Facilitator, I have travelled over the past few years to Manila, Bangkok, Hanoi and Phnom Penh. My ebook InspiredBy Manila was downloaded in 115+ countries. During these trips I have been blown away by meeting the most amazing people while experiencing diverse cultures, and seeing innovative, creative ways to develop communities. I would now like to invite people to share these inspirational experiences with me in Cambodia, 1-9 February 2018.
We will see the sights and the architecture of Cambodia, which are breath-taking, and alongside these, we will share lunches and dinners with artists, artisans, photographers, curators, fashion designers, chefs, film makers and performers. The tour will, therefore, enable all involved to be inspired by connecting and sharing ideas and personal stories while sharing meals, visiting studios and venues, having lessons and exclusive performances, and seeing the social change that is taking place as a result of these creative people and their art. We will pay those we meet $New Zealand rates, which means the tour will contribute to their organisations.
Rose Ennis, the Director of Travel Designers Ltd here in New Zealand (Tel. 64 9 304 2725; email firstname.lastname@example.org), who has recently returned from Cambodia, is very generously organising the bookings and contributing her expertise to coordinate the trip.
My mobile is 0204 064 6482 if you would like to discuss further. The tour details are at http://tours.globalinspiredby.com. Here is the link to share via Facebook if this might be at all possible. I have attached a brochure if useful. Bookings will need to be confirmed by the end of October. People are very welcome to contact me email@example.com. Kia ora rawa atu. Wheldon Curzon-Hobson. Rotary District 9940 Leadership Development Facilitator | Rotary Paul Harris Fellow