Annual reports - Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi

Annual reports

Annual report 2022 - 2023

The 2022–2023 financial year marks the third year since Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi set a new strategic direction for its mahi as Auckland’s
regional arts trust. The strategic focus for Te Taumata is enabling Auckland’s arts, culture and creative community to be more connected, while supporting sector systems change. The implementation of our strategic intent is shaped around four priorities; ngā toi Māori development and centring of te ao Māori; visioning, tactical leadership and advocacy; funding equity and access; and development of regional creative sector infrastructure.

Our annual report for the financial year 2022 – 2023 provides an insight into the initiatives that are taking our strategic intent into action and the impact of these initiatives. These include;

  • The Wāhine and Irawhiti Leadership Programme
  • Creative Sector Governance – Community of Practice
  • Sector Leadership and Advocacy
  • Te Manawa – Ngā Toi Māori Sector Development

Annual report 2021 - 2022

Our annual report for the financial year 2021 – 2022 is now available. The review provides an overview of our financial position, our strategy, and our work.

Some highlights from the year include:

  • Recruitment of outstanding new trustees, Anne Blackburn, Carol Hirschfeld and Agnes Naera.
  • Appointment of Sandi Morrison as Te Taumata inaugural Ihorei, to allow our board and team to access Sandi’s experience and wisdom.
  • The enhancement of our strategic intent with a commitment to Ngā Toi Māori development and centring te ao Māori as a strategic priority
    Co-investment with Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) to deliver, through the Tāmaki Makaurau Capability Network, a co-designed range of projects and initiatives to strengthen the capability of the creative sector in Tāmaki Makaurau.
  • Collaboration with Auckland Council to support the reimagining of Toi Whītiki, Council’s strategic action plan for growing arts and culture in the region
  • Engagement with the Toi Māori sector to identify aspirations and needs. As an outcome of this, Te Taumata is supporting the sector
    to develop Te Manawa, a Māori artist-led collective leading transformational change in the creative sector in Tāmaki Makaurau.
  • Increased connection with key communities and stakeholders, from the arts and culture communities of our culturally diverse region, to the forum of investors into the sector, to government agencies, and the Regional Arts Network Aotearoa (RANA).
  • Inspiring and challenging kōrero from the Ngā Toi Advocacy Network, which brought diverse voices and perspectives to our regional arts community conversations.

Annual review 2020 - 2021

Our annual review for the financial year 2020 – 2021 provides an overview of the mahi of Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi as we continue to implement the strategy we launched in March 2020.

When we launched our strategy, Te Taumata wanted to strengthen the ecosystem that makes Tāmaki Makaurau a city alive with creativity, to create a stronger sector voice, build a clearer understanding of the sector’s needs, and encourage a strategic and collaborative response to those needs.

This review shows that, despite the pandemic disruption, we have made significant progress towards achieving this kaupapa.

We are well positioned for the 2021 – 2022 year and beyond.

Annual report 2019 - 2020

In the financial year 2019-20 we rebranded and launched a new strategic direction.

This abridged annual report provides an overview of Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi’s activities during the financial year, our strategy, initiatives, impact, and community investments as the regional arts trust for Auckland.

The full annual report with comprehensive financial information is available on request, or from