Date and time
Thursday, 16 March 2023 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(Venue open from 5:00 pm)
The Backhouse, 28 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500
Emma Bugden and Rach Hoskin
Emma Bugden is Strategic Lead Creative Industries at Whanganui & Partners, the economic development agency for Whanganui. Emma is an enthusiastic arts advocate and former curator who has worked as Director of ARTSPACE Aotearoa and Senior Curator at The Dowse Art Museum. She’s a writer, co-founded art publishing imprint Small Bore Books and, with her partner Frank Stark, runs a community hub at the Gonville Town Hall.
A space to talk meaningfully with like-minded arts communities about the future of arts development in Aotearoa New Zealand. This means talking about things like professional development and capacity building for artists, as well as funding pathways.
The sessions will last two-and-a-half to three hours, to allow time to whakawhanaungatanga, have rich conversations and a cup of tea in the middle.
The session will be guided by a local host who will support you to talk about:
- innovation, future proofing, equity, and excellence in the arts
- what long-term sustainable arts development looks like for artists, arts organisations, and their communities
- how we’ll know the arts are thriving in Aotearoa New Zealand
You will have the opportunity to form small groups to discuss the topics that interest you and your community.
You’ll be given a few starter questions to spark the conversation, and plenty of pens, paper, and sticky notes to capture the feedback you want to give to Creative New Zealand.
If you want to have more time to build on your responses yourself or with others outside of the space – fantastic! An online submission form will be available to complete between Thursday 9 March - Sunday 2 April.