At the end of June I received a flood of amazing applications for funding from you all. Your ideas ranged from children’s animation workshops to a collaborative making project with elderly. They spanned puppetry and raranga, writing, photography and film and even a magic lantern performance. This year I’ve decided to follow Creative New Zealand’s practice and announce the successful projects so you know what to look forward to over the coming year.
The projects funded for the upcoming year (July 2018 – June 2019) celebrate the Whau’s creative edge, build strong community connections through the arts and ensure our tamariki and rangatahi have access to the arts.
What was funded
Green Bay Talks – Louise Stevenson
A series of artist talks in Green Bay
The new Whau Arts Space – Whau the People
A series of events and exhibitions in Avondale
The Kitchen – Renee Liang and Renu Sikka
A community based writing workshop using food sharing and hospitality to enable sharing stories and cultural exchange.
Wahakura Wānanga – Tanya White
Two collaborative wahakura (bassinet) weaving workshops
Whau Migrant Stories – Tuli To’oala
A short documentary film by an emerging filmmaker that will explore the stories of migrants in the Whau community.
Intergenerational Project – Ekarasa Doblanovic
A guided creative collaboration between elderly and youth in the Whau.
Raranga for beginners – Evelyn White
A beginner level raranga course in Avondale
Whau Arts Meetup – Artwest and the Whau Community Arts Broker
We’re bringing back the community dinner and networking event at Artwest.
Olive and the Ocean – Puppets for Poppets
A puppet show and workshop for children around waste.
Magic Lantern – Rupert Grobbe
Ineractive Stories of the horse buses down Great North Rd using a Magic Lantern.
Our Youth are Beautiful – The Creative Souls Project
A collaboration between emerging performers and a photographer to represent the potential of our youth.
Stories from Te Whau – Media Projects
An animation workshop for children – using stories of the Whau.