Te Whakawhanaketanga a ngā ringatoi ki Toi Matarau
E rapu ara ana i ngā angitū ki tua o Kāpiti, arā ki te motu whānui huri noa. Kimihia, rangahaua kia pūawaitia ngā hua o te wao arā ngā tōtara haemata o te ao toi Māori.
Such threats like COVID has influenced the way artists think, feel, behave and respond in the present to unfamiliar territory. Social and economic well-being is now about the survival of Māori artists and manoeuvring into a much more innovative entrepreneurial art practice and separating art as a hobby, seeking out much needed multiple income streams, passive and direct. While community engagement and experiences are important for the arts to grow, artists must receive all the benefits their works can attain with the prosperity they deserve and work hard for.
Toi Matarau intends to be part of the history that helps artists adapt to the changes that will ensure the survival of their stories, art practice and pathways that lead to a better quality of life and security for whānau. In collaboration with the HTK Group, the Māoriland Charitable Trust has launched Business Growth and Start-Up Workshops for those who want to improve their business or start a new business/project from scratch. For Toi Matarau artists, one-on-one mentoring specific to their individual art practice, by Māori for Māori in a safe environment is a service generously funded by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
Business Growth Workshop at Māoriland this month
The HTK Group specialises in working with Māori and Indigenous people to build better futures. They work alongside whānau, businesses, corporates, start-ups, hapū/iwi, institutions, and not-for-profits, creating tailor-made, innovative and dynamic solutions for businesses. A start-up opportunity is an excellent place for Māori artists to gain the skills to ensure more self-determination in creating their own realities. This special opportunity doesn’t often present for Māori artists on mutual ground.
Manaakitia rā te mana me te ora o te tangata i āna hīkoinga i te mata o te whenua.