Advocacy - Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi



Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi advocacy for the ngā toi arts, culture and creative sector addresses key issues identified by arts practitioners and arts organisations, and advocates for change within the sector, and from our wider community of policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders.

We take a positive, strengths-based approach to advocacy that emphasises the potential of doing things differently and draws on the power and creativity of ngā toi practitioners as the ultimate change agents. We support the Ngā Toi Advocacy Network, as a regional source of information, insights and advice, and as a voice for the sector in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Advocating for Change in the Creative Sector:
Impact, learning and insights

Advocacy is a major focus for Te Taumata. Since 2020, we have worked locally and regionally to understand and champion issues and strengthen and mobilise sector voices. We have also worked nationally, often alongside the Regional Arts Network Aotearoa (RANA), to champion the value of arts, culture and creativity, and influence investment and policy.

Advocating for Change in the Creative Sector Impact, learning and insights reviews our advocacy work across 2022-23 including the StopTheCuts and ArtsActionNow campaigns.

Voice for impact
– 2023 advocacy for ngā toi arts, culture and creativity

Voice for Impact, provides a brief introduction to our 2023 advocacy plans. Advocacy this year will focus on supporting the sector voice around the Auckland Council budget consultation; the Creative New Zealand review of its services and funding; and the general election.

This report Hōhā and Hauora – Learning about Arts Advocacy, summarises Te Taumata advocacy activity since 2019 to strengthen the creative ecosystem and help create conditions and environments where all of our makers feel included and supported. Hōhā and Hauora provides an overview of our sector engagement, the role of the Ngā Toi Advocacy Network, key advocacy activities and events, and the major issues addressed.