In 2021 Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi drew together a network of individuals and organisations to design and deliver a range of capability initiatives for the creative sector in Tāmaki Makaurau. These initiatives were designed to address the weaknesses and pressures in Auckland’s creative ecosystem revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim was to strengthen the sector for its survival through the pandemic, and to support its long-term development. Te Taumata served as a backbone organisation for this mahi, which was co-funded with Manatū Taonga – Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Creative New Zealand and Auckland Council.
This report provides an overview of the initiatives, the outcomes, and what was learnt.