Workshops, training and coaching

We help artists and arts practitioners to develop professionally, learn to fundraise, manage their organisations more effectively and develop audiences/markets for their work.

Our new capability building programme will run from February 2015 to May 2016. You can apply for training in strategy, governance and audience development and find online resources – all from providers with expertise in each area.

Schedule of training for 2015 / 2016 (pdf 46KB)


Some initiatives are available only to organisations in the Toi Tōtara Haemata or the Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes, but others are open to a wider range of arts organisations and practitioners.

Priority will be given to organisations that have completed the ODM (Organisational Development Model) survey and have identified capability building activity in funding agreement KPIs.

Organisations that participated in specific 2014 initiatives are not eligible to repeat them.

More details and how to apply

The 2014-15 programme will be launched on Wednesday 19th November. More details and how to apply will made available at this time.

Travel subsidies to attend the initiatives are not available, however fees have been kept to minimum to help off-set travel costs. 

Workshops, training and coaching:

  • Audience and Market Development - Arts organisations can develop and grow their audiences by learning how to apply audience insight and intelligence. They can also learn to take advantage of the power of digital tools and online marketing
  • Strategy and governance - Arts organisations will acquire the skills to develop strategic plans, digital strategies and effective boards. This is done via a series of workshops, strategic consultations and follow-up support and advice.