July 29, 2013
Marae wānanga in line for funds
A new Creative New Zealand funding initiative is being seen as a way of responding to the needs of not just emerging artists but of creative communities.
Haniko Te Kurapa, the body’s Māori arts funding manager, says Toi tipu Toi rea sets aside for Māori some of the pūtea available in Creative New Zealand’s Quick Response funding rounds, which happen three times a year.
He says as well as covering individual projects and travel grants, Toi tipu Toi rea can fund wānanga on marae.
"They could be wānanga round whaikōrero, mōteatea and karanga. It could also be wānanga around kōwhaiwhai, whakairo or tukutuku. So it’s about strengthening those art forms, and also including te reo," Mr Te Kurapa says.
Up to four Toi tipu Toi rea grants of up to $7500 each may be offered in any one Quick Response Grant round.
Ngā mahi toi
Toi tupu, toi rea, koia te īngoa ō tētahi hōtaka tohanga pūtea hou ā Toi Aotearoa, te tikanga he whai whakautu ki ngā hiahia ō ngā kaitoi Māori mē ngā hāpori toi.
Hai tā Haniko Te Kurapa te kaiwhakahaere ō ngā tohanga pūtea mō ngā kaupapa mahinga toi, kei raro i ā Toi tupu, toi rea ka whakarite pūtea e toru ngā wā ia tau, ia tau.
Hai tāna anō, ka taea te whakakapi i ngā utu mō te haere, mō ngā hōtaka takitahi tae atu ki ngā wānanga toi, ki runga i ngā marae ō te motu.
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