Ngā Kaiwhakaoho Ahurea
Cultural Activators Pilot
Nā te wai pūtahi ko te pūheke auahatanga.
Creativity flows from the meeting of waters.
Ka mahi ngātahi ngā Ngā Kaiwhakaoho Ahurea me ngā hapori whānui e kawea ana ngā whakaaro hou me ngā kaupapa whai take. Ko te pūtahitanga i te whakataukī e whakataurite ana i ngā Ngā Kaiwhakaoho Ahurea me ngā hapori ki ngā kōawaawa e tere ana i ō rātou pūtaketanga. Ko te wāhanga tuarua e whakaatu atu ana i te terenga o te wai i tua atu o te pūtahitanga. Kia puta te wai i te pūtahitanga ka tere, ka rere hoki te wai. He whakatauritenga tēnei o te ara auaha e whakaritea kotahitia ana e ngā Ngā Kaiwhakaoho Ahurea me ngā hapori kia whai angitū.
Cultural activators will work with their communities to create new opportunities for accessing and participating in cultural activities. Cultural activators and their communities are like waters flowing from different sources which meet, ebbing and flowing, and then flowing forwards together. Together they create a new waterway, flowing steadily and swiftly, achieving great things.
Te pakiwaitara o te Tahua
The funding story
When different waters come together they create new and stronger waterways.
Manatū Taonga is funding experienced cultural practitioners to collaborate with their communities bringing together many waters to enrich their local cultural landscape.
The Ngā Kaiwhakaoho Ahurea Cultural Activators Pilot is part of Te Tahua Whakahaumaru Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund. The pilot funds cultural activators in eight communities to increase access and participation in cultural activities.
The cultural activators will be established cultural sector practitioners who will collaborate with their communities to tell their stories, build their creative skills, and connect them with opportunities in the wider cultural sector.
Manatū Taonga has funded cultural sector organisations from eight communities to host and support these cultural activators for a year. Each of these organisations will receive up to $180,000 for this purpose. Total funding is $1.44 million.
The following organisations have received funding to host and support cultural activators in the eight pilot communities:
|Te Tai Tokerau ki te Raki Far North||Toi Ngāpuhi Ltd|
|Kawerau||Iramoko Charitable Trust|
|South Waikato||Creative Waikato Charitable Trust|
|Tūranganui-a-Kiwa Gisborne||Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival Charitable Trust|
|Wairoa||Ngāti Kahungunu (Wairoa Taiwhenua) Incorporated|
|Kawatiri Buller||Buller Rural Education Activities Programme|
|Waihōpai Invercargill||Tūrama Trust|
The eight cultural activators will collaborate with their communities to tell their stories, build their creative skills, and connect them with opportunities in the wider cultural sector.
Cultural activators will use their skills, experience, connections, and understanding of their community’s cultural needs and narratives to deliver projects with the support of their host organisation to increase access and participation in cultural activities and in the wider cultural sector.
While all cultural activators will have similar core work, the detail of the work they do will vary in each community according to its needs and the focus of that role.
Host organisations will employ cultural activator roles directly. Recruitment processes and timeframes will vary from location to location.
Māori and Pacific community focus
At least two of the four roles in the Far North, Kawerau, Gisborne or Wairoa districts are set aside for Māori cultural activators hosted by Māori-led cultural organisations and focusing on the Māori community.
The role in Māngere-Ōtāhuhu is for a Pacific cultural activator hosted by a Pacific-led cultural organisation (Lagi-Maama Limited) and will focus on the Pacific community.
Evaluation and future
The Cultural Activators Pilot will run for one year and will be evaluated to measure its success in increasing access and participation in cultural activities in the selected communities. The evaluation will inform decisions about any continuation or expansion of the Pilot.
For all queries, please contact the Manatū Taonga team at [email protected].
Updated on 13th September 2021