Research and reports - Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi

Research and reports

This kete holds research and reports from Te Taumata, the arts and culture community, and the wider community sector.

Researchand reports

Income and housing security amongst creatives in Aotearoa
Point Chevalier Social Enterprise Trust surveyed the creative sector to better understand the extent and impact of income and housing insecurity. Read Alex Woodley report here.
Embracing Digital Transformation (EDT)
How the Creative and Recreation Sectors of Aotearoa applied new digital delivery models due to COVID-19. From Toi Mai: Workforce Development Council
A New Utopia
Rosabel Tan talks to some of “our architects of imagination, map-makers to the unknown” to explore how we can build a new utopia and reimagine the post-Covid ngā toi arts and culture sector in Aotearoa.
Funding Ecosystem
A collaboration between Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi and Auckland Council, this research seeks to map the funding ecosystem for Ngā Toi in Auckland and help build understanding about priorities, challenges, and potential connections.
Thriving Rangatahi
The Thriving Rangatahi literature review was commissioned by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation to help the Foundation and the wider philanthropic sector respond to the needs of excluded and disadvantaged young people.
Investing in Ngā Toi
From Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi these good practice guidelines have been developed to support the decision-making of arts and culture sector funders and those looking to invest in the sector.
A stronger Asian arts sector.
Report written by Rosabel Tan on research on the needs of Auckland’s Asian arts communities.
Briefing Ministers
Following the appointment of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministers in 2020, Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi prepared a briefing for the Ministers on the value of the arts, and our recommendations on priorities for action.
New Zealanders and the Arts
Produced by Creative New Zealand, this document shares findings from independent research by Colmar Brunton into New Zealanders’ attitudes to, attendance at and participation in the arts in 2020.
Community Governance
Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has collaborated on research to identify issues and opportunities in community governance, and the development of a national strategy and action plan to build community governance capability and capacity.
Growing Circus Employment Pathways in Aotearoa
Rachael Trotman (Weave Ltd) writes for for Circability Trust on how to grow circus employment pathways and opportunities for existing and aspiring circus practitioners.
COVID-19 Response
Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi commissioned this review to build understanding of how New Zealand and international funders are responding to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts.

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