MULTI-DISCPLINARY & GENERAL OPPORTUNITIES
Creative Arts Network Meeting - 7 - 9 pm. New Venue - Prince Albert on Nile Street. Get-togethers will be on the last Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome, as are ideas for guest speakers and topics…. Contact ACN with your suggestions.
Call For Applications | MAI Intern Programme 2017 Application Deadline May 23, 2017
WHAT IS THE MAI PROGRAMME? - The programme aims to develop future Māori arts managers, professionals and producers, to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts. We have three internships available for people who are keen to build administration and management experience – in the arts area of their choice. We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified and enthusiastic people who are serious about making a career from the arts.
BENEFITS TO INTERNS - An internship provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a working environment to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter into a career in the arts.
Gain valuable work experience which you can add to your CV.
Apply knowledge learned in training or education in a work environment.
Enhance your skills and learn new ones through workplace based learning.
Explore a new career path. Enhance your career prospects. Gain networking opportunities and keep close to the labour market.
Build your confidence through work experience.
Access and connection with the Toi Māori Aotearoa networks.
Support from the Toi Māori office.
APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION- Interns must be of Māori descent, have a tertiary qualification and/or minimum of three years continuous experience working in the arts as an artist, producer or administrator. The internships are paid and will run for a maximum of 20 weeks based on 37.5 working hours per week. The interns will be contracted with Toi Māori Aotearoa on a fixed term contract basis, which will be subject to tax. Interns are expected to set aside time to liaise with an assigned mentor in addition to the work hours. Toi Māori Aotearoa will seek placements for interns with arts organisations dependent on each intern’s interests and preference. The actual hours and period of work will be confirmed in conjunction with the host organisation. PLEASE NOTE: The host organisations have not been confirmed so there may be a possibility of relocation.
How to apply - To apply email a cover letter telling us what your goals and aspirations for the future are and your curriculum vitae to Keriata Royal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Tuesday, 23 May 2017. For more information on the Programme, please visit our website – http://www.maoriart.org.nz/mai-programme-2017.html
MASKED PARADE & CARNIVALE
Having received feedback that holding the Masked Parade on the Friday of Labour Weekend was difficult for many people, we have changed the date of this year's parade to Friday, October 27th. We hope this date works well and that the streets will be crowded with people participating in this fabulous community event! DATE: Friday 27 October. THEME: We are the World
You are invited to take part in the 2017 Masked Parade. It can be individually or in a group - family, neighbours, colleagues, club, team, choir, school. All welcome!
ENROL HERE! Click here for ‘MASKS ON PARADE’, a free downloadable resource booklet, packed with ideas on cheap and easy ways to make effective, durable masks and how to dress them up. Festivals Team 03 545 8734 www.nelson.govt.nz; www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz
Call For Applications | Emerging Artists Trust Grants - Grants must have connections to Wellington and are project based. Application deadline May 22, 2017
The Emerging Artists Trust 2017 grant round opens on 10 April. Detailed information will be available on EAT’s new website (currently under construction!) For projects or project components starting after 3 July 2017. A maximum of: $1000 – Theatre, $1000 – Visual Arts, $3000 – Film www.eatwellington.org.nz
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries
The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.
The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.
§ £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
§ Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
§ Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine
§ Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
§ £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
§ Art books courtesy of Prestel
Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.
Up to two works can be submitted per Entry Fee, except for the Video, Installation & Performance category in which one work can be submitted.
Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
Enter the @AestheticaMag #ArtPrize for a chance to win #exhibition #publication & further opportunities www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
The @AestheticaMag #ArtPrize celebrates excellence in contemporary art. Prizes incl. #exhibition #publication & more
Give a little request for young Nelson art student
A bright young Nelson artist (Year 13, NCG) has the opportunity to go to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) but needs funding as no scholarships are given to students outside of USA.
Grace has exceptional abilities from dynamic design to emotive drawing and a childhood with many changes is reflected in the variety of disciplines, styles and media of her work. She is constantly striving to develop herself personally and artistically and intends to expand her artistic vocabulary through study at this renowned Art school.
“Art is my raison d’etre. I live and breathe for the familiarity of pencil upon paper and the endless possibilities that the subject embodies. The answer to ‘what do you want to do with your life’ for me is obvious and it always has been. I appreciate how fortunate I am to have a true vocation but I live in a world where Art is not always considered a ‘real job’ and an opinion often expressed is that for myself, the Dux of my school, a career in creativity would be a waste. I can only unleash my true potential through art and attending RISD is a catalyst for this. I crave to be immersed in creativity with true peers.
This opportunity will help me impact people's lives in a positive way and change how they interact with art. I hope it will begin my journey to become a recognised and influential Kiwi artist.”
Any support for Grace would be most gratefully received. The campaign GetGrace2RhodeIsland has a donation page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/gg2ri
Grace is also raising funds by drawing commissions and will be holding Art classes for young students towards the end of 2017.
“Grace is an extraordinary Art student who has talents in many areas. She has consistently performed at a high level and she is a wonderful and worthy person.” Anna Heinz, Head of Department ART, NCG.
Advertising Opportunity – Nelson Arts Festival
Grab the opportunity to promote your
business, exhibition or event in the
2017 Nelson Arts Festival brochure!
- The deadline to book ad space: Monday 15 May
- The deadline to deliver your print ready ad: Thursday 1 June
Enquiries to: Amanda Raine, Festivals Marketing Coordinator
Nelson City Council / Te Kaunihera o Whakatū
03 545 8734 or 027 807 0594