The Art Programmes

ART believes that the growth of entrepreneurship in the arts, creative & cultural sectors is a significant contributor to the development of a vibrant, culturally & economically prosperous city & region.

ART’s creative enterprise development programmes back high-achieving creative people intent on growing Auckland’s cultural capital into rich creative, social and economic outcomes.

ART’s programmes accelerate and maximise business and career development outcomes for participants, creating a confident and prosperous creative sector and wider community benefit, now and into the future.

Art Venture

ART Venture is a unique acceleration programme bringing together the arts, business, education and investment communities to back creative entrepreneurs and producers working in the Auckland region who are keen to contribute to Auckland’s cultural and economic development.

The programme provides both start-up and experienced creative entrepreneurs with a flexible yet intensive learning environment that through peer-to-peer support, specialist coaching and customised content accelerates the creative, professional and enterprise development of each participant.

Download the report ART Venture Programme: What difference is it making

ART Venture is a vital and sought after development programme for creative entrepreneurs serious about growing their skills, projects and businesses.

Art Awards

The talent, passion and drive of Auckland’s creative entrepreneurs are recognised and celebrated at the ART Venture Awards. At the 2015 Awards, held on the 17th of February, 14 people are to be awarded a place, worth up to $35,000, on the prestigious year-long creative enterprise accelerator programme ART Venture.

Also to be awarded is the prestigious Hynds Creative Entrepreneur 2015 Award which recognises the outstanding work of a influential changemaker working in Auckland’s, and New Zealand’s arts and creative sectors.

Art Enterprise

ART enterprise is designed to foster enterprise development and boost entrepreneurialism in key organisations that are central to a creative city region.

ART Enterprise resources organisations central to a creative city and region so they may resource skilled creative entrepreneurs to lead the development and implementation of creative enterprise projects and strategies, underpinned by that organisation’s strategic aims.

The current participant organisation in ART Enterprise are Q Theatre. ART invested in Q to enable the theatre community to further build capability in Auckland’s performing arts sector.


PULSE  is a ‘short-sharp’ targeted professional development programme delivered over six months for producers who are presenting a season of work in the following year.

The programme has been designed with the practical needs of producers in mind including hard-edged information to help produce a successful season and to access opportunities that extend networks for success.