Arts Regional Trust

Te Taumata Toi-a-iwi


Te Taumata Toi-a-IwiArts Regional Trust

Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi is Auckland’s regional arts trust. We are a centre for creative knowledge and practice, we co-design and facilitate sector conversations and connections, and we advocate for the policies, practices and infrastructure our sector needs to make Tāmaki Makaurau a city alive with creativity.

Our name

Our name, Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi, was gifted to us by Sir Hugh Kawharu when we were founded in 2001. It references the many summits of Tāmaki Makaurau, the volcanic cones that define our isthmus, and the vantage points on which we stand to see our world. Metaphorically, Taumata references the aspirations of our artists, and the landscape of support which enables the creative activities of our communities.


Creative Governance
Caren Rangi considers opportunities for innovation in governance for the arts, culture and creative sector.
Creative leadership
Shilo Kino and Faith Wilson reflect on their experience of the Creative Leadership Development Programme.
Vacancy - Te Manawa Kaiwhakahaere Rauemi
Manage the development and implementation of Māori artist-led collective Te Manawa
A stronger Asian arts sector
Report on research on the needs of Auckland’s Asian arts communities.
Te Manawa
A Māori artist-led collective for transformational change in the creative sector in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Kete Mātauranga
Reports, research and other resources for creative sector practice, advocacy, and capability building.
Reimagining Toi Whītiki
Click here for the key findings from sector kōrero on Toi Whītiki, Auckland Council’s arts and culture strategy.
State of the Arts survey findings
Analysis from our February and March 2022 surveys is now live.
Updated report on Auckland’s funding ecosystem for culture, creativity and the arts.
Investing in Ngā Toi guidelines
Support for the decision-making of arts and culture sector funders
Te Taumata's submission to Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage on their LONG TERM INSIGHTS BRIEFING.

Resources, commentary & reports

Annual Report 2021-2022
Our annual report for the financial year 2021–2022.
Capability Building
Collaboration to share learning and best practice and build capability infrastructure.
Sector Innovation
Reflections and reimaginings on the future of ngā toi - culture, creativity and the arts.
Reports & resources
Reports and resources from Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi and related content from the wider sector.
Information, surveys and reports on COVID-19 and the creative sector.
Capability Development
An overview of current activity, good practice principles, and investment models.