Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi was successful in its application for funding through Manatū Taonga, The Ministry of Culture and Heritage’s Capability Fund initial round 2021. The funded project is a co-investment between Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi and Manatū Taonga, with both parties working collaboratively to provide the programme’s collective impact outcomes.
The initiative will see Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi develop a collective impact model focused on building creative sector capability across Tāmaki Makaurau by co-designing and implementing a range of capability projects and initiatives. The work will connect communities of practice across a network of creative arts practitioners, enabling collaboration, sharing learning and best practice, creating and distributing open source resources and building capability infrastructure.
“We’re thrilled to begin work on this important network capability project. The initiatives within the funded programme were identified as critical areas where support is needed to enable sector rebuilding and strengthening in the wake of Covid-19. We see this as a pilot programme to prove impact and continue to expand upon after this initial 12 month term” says Alison Taylor, CE, Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi.
As Auckland’s regional arts trust founded in 2000, Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi currently provides a range of programmes that strengthen the creative sector’s capacity for impact and generate cultural, creative and economic outcomes that benefit the region.
The trust will be supporting a range of existing cross-sector programmes, to enable amplification and growth of their current scope. We will act as a network backbone organisation providing leadership, management, tool and resource creation, developing communities of practice with capability initiatives around the region and evaluation support.
Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi's Tāmaki Makaurau capability network initiatives will provide a mixture of bespoke and universal programmes and resources. Initiatives include creative sector leadership development, Moana Oceania sector development in collaboration with Lagi-Maama Academy and Consultancy, Toi Māori network development and wellbeing activation in collaboration with Te Ora Auaha, Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa.
Kylie Sealy will manage lead project management across the network, with Kerryanne Nelson holding communications management.