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  • Acoustic Routes

    Acoustic Routes is the trade name of the Wellington Folk Centre Incorporated of New Zealand. Acoustic Routes is a club for people who enjoy performing and listening to a wide range of music with the emphasis on acoustic styles.

  • Adam Art Gallery - Te Pataka Toi

    The Adam Art Gallery - leading critical debate in visual arts - is a world-class public gallery. The newest purpose-built university gallery in New Zealand it offers a broad programme of exhibitions and events that foster the understanding and practice of national and international visual art and culture. Exhibitions present and critically interpret a range of disciplines including the visual arts craft architecture design and music and involve areas beyond the humanities.

  • Aigantighe Art Gallery

    This unique museum holds New Zealand Asian Pacific and European art works from the sixteenth century to the present day including paintings by Frances Hodgkins C.F. Goldie van der Velden and Colin McCahon. There is also a sculpture garden of work by New Zealand Japanese and African artists.

  • Amplifier

    Amplifier.co.nz is the home of New Zealand music. The site provides information about NZ music and New Zealand music news. You can listen to kiwi musicians watch NZ music videos and purchase CDs and legal MP3 music downloads by kiwi artists. Amplifier is the longest running legal music download site in New Zealand.

  • Anna Miles Gallery

    The Anna Miles Gallery in the Canterbury Arcade 47 High Street in Auckland features exhibitions by local artists. The website holds archives since 2003. Check the website for gallery hours which are limited.


    The Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) was established at the Annual General Meeting in 2007 of its precursor the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (AARME). In turn AARME was established at the Annual General Meeting held in Newcastle in August 1995 of its precursor the Assocation of Music Education Lecturers (AMEL). The Association of Music Education Lecturers was established in 1977.

  • APRA

    APRA is a not-for-profit organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 44000+ members including over 5000 New Zealand members and by agreement for all the copyright owners around the world. In addition APRA manages the reproduction rights business of its sister collecting society AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society). AMCOS represents virtually all music publishers in Australia and New Zealand and through reciprocal arrangements the vast majority of the world’s composers writers and music publishers.

  • Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

    Aratoi shares the stories of the Wairarapa and showcases the best in New Zealand and international art. This award-winning institution presents a range of exhibitions collections public programmes and events that help to celebrate the unique natural cultural and artistic heritage of the Wairarapa.

  • Arc Cafe

    Arc Cafe Dunedin began in June 1997 and is owned and operated by the Arc Cafe Trust. The Cafe aims to enrich the lives of the public by providing a non-commercial media production house cafe and venue that supports and advances new cultures music and arts. The Cafe has live music free internet access and vegetarian food. The site provides a copy of the current and previous gig guides images and sound clips.

  • Archive of Maori and Pacific Music

    The Archive of Maori and Pacific Music University of Auckland houses the world’s largest ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand the Maori and those of the people of the Pacific Islands its holdings today include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas and both commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music.

  • Archives New Zealand

    The site contains information on the National Film Unit Archives New Zealand's preservation work and features stories on filmmakers and films. The films can be streamed onto viewers' desktops using flash video with new titles being added every day. Films featuring on the site include Weekly Review and Pictorial Parade newsreels as well as one-off documentaries.

  • Artists Alliance

    Artists Alliance is a membership based organisation established in 1991 as a not-for-profit incorporated society to represent and advance the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

  • Arts Access Aotearoa

    Arts Access Aotearoa is a charitable trust whose objectives are to ensure that and people and communities of New Zealand have unhindered access to the arts and opportunities to create perform and develop their own arts.

  • Arts Canterbury

    Arts Canterbury is committed to profiling art galleries and artists in Christchurch New Zealand and districts. It is an incorporated charitable organisation governed by an elected executive committee whose membership is currently made up of artists business and community representatives from Timaru Selwyn Hurunui Ashburton Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.

  • Arts Education Network

    ARTSblog is an American blog site based on the assertion that learning and participation in music dance theatre and the visual arts are vital to the development of children and our communities.

  • Arts Foundation of New Zealand

    The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

  • Artspace

    Artspace is an Auckland-based charitable trust whose mission is to challenge inspire and educate the makers and readers of contemporary culture by producing exhibiting and communicating contemporary art from a point of view unhindered by the expectation of success or fear of failure.

  • Artstation Toi Tu

    The Artstation Gallery shows art from the diverse communities within Auckland City. It is funded by Auckland City's Recreation and Community Services. There is a new exhibition in the Artstation Gallery every three weeks. The open access studios include a darkroom cast glass facility and a print studio - these are available for hire by experienced artists.

  • Ashburton Art Gallery

    This gallery in Canterbury holds exhibitions and the site includes materials such as press releases which are useful for teaching purposes.

  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

    The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is the world's leading provider of graded music exams and assessments. The Associated Board has over 100 years of experience and expertise in the field of music education and benefits from links with four leading UK conservatoires: Royal Academy of Music; Royal College of Music; Royal Northern College of Music; Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

  • Association of International Dance Teachers

    The Association of International Dance Teachers is an examining body and non-profit association whose aim is to promote the teaching and standard of Modern Tap and Hip Hop dancing.

  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    Auckland Art Gallery has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. The gallery offers ArtStart and ArtSmart Access programmes and has two new collection-based education programmes for students working at different achievement levels including senior students. These build on the work done in establishing the highly successful Art on the Move and address the curriculum strands of Communicating and Interpreting in the Visual Arts and Understanding the Visual Arts in Context.

  • Auckland Chamber Orchestra

    The Auckland Chamber Orchestra collaborates with other arts disciplines to produce cutting edge arts events.

  • Auckland Choral Society

    Auckland's own choir. Promoting the performance of choral and orchestral works to a professional standard for the enjoyment and education of singers musicians and audience. All choristers are auditioned coached and voice matched to achieve the best sound possible.

  • Auckland Philharmonia

    The website of the Auckland Philharmonia includes an education page offering information about opportunities for school and community groups school music teaching support programmes concerts for students and resources for teachers.

  • Auckland Symphony Orchestra

    The Auckland Symphony Orchestra is Auckland's most popular orchestra. The Auckland Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1975 and has given opportunities for musicians who have chosen a career outside music to continue and enjoy playing symphonic music. This full symphony orchestra of over eighty players draws its players from all parts of Auckland and from all walks of life and includes a number of professional musicians as well as the talented amateurs many from other professions who play without payment purely for the pleasure of making good music together.

  • Auckland Theatre Company

    News about the company information about current productions a calendar of upcoming productions and a developing archive of past productions with production information and photographs feature on this site. There are also reviews in the About Us section. In the Education section there are materials such as a CDROM of photos from productions.

  • Audio Foundation

    Taking an interest in sound can mean dealing with music in radical ways or exploring the sonic nature of our everyday environment from machines to weather. The Audio Foundation founded in April 2004 is a Charitable Trust for the support of innovative and experimental audio culture in NZ. The presentation of this includes performances CD releases radio transmissions field recordings installations site-specific public work and work in conjunction with new media.

  • Australian Society for Music Education

    The Australian Society for Music Education aims to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of education and community life. This site provides information about publications conferences projects and research in the field of music education.

  • Bats

    The fundamental philosophy of Bats has stayed true to its former ambitions. It constantly seeks to build a new young audience for theatre by presenting diverse relevant and challenging theatre. It focuses on being accessible for both its audience and incoming theatre companies.

  • Black Grace

    Led by founder and Artistic Director Neil Ieremia Black Grace Dance Company fuses Pacific and contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form. Black Grace has become internationally renowned for its artistry creative excellence and innovation.

  • Bowen Galleries

    Bowen Galleries is a New Zealand contemporary art gallery situated in downtown Wellington. Bowen Galleries represents professional painters sculptors and jewellers from around New Zealand.

  • Brass Bands Association of New Zealand

    The objects of the Association are: to maintain and develop a movement that seeks to: Unite its members through performance of music and fellowship; improve the quality of public brass performances; encourage greater public acceptance of music performed by its members; and to establish and/or promote: i. The coaching and training of bands conductors and players. ii. Band contests and solo and party competitions. iii. Appropriate publications and periodical journals. iv. Bands to represent New Zealand in New Zealand and overseas.

  • Capital E

    Capital E is a centre for creative technology and live performance for children. Located in Wellington’s Civic Square it houses ONTV and Soundhouse as well being the home of the National Theatre for Children a professional company that tours New Zealand theatres annually with a programme of works for children aged 2-7 and 8-12. All programmes offer free teachers resources enabling teachers to extend the experiences back into the classroom.

  • Centre for Contemporary Art (COCA)

    The Christchurch Centre of Contemporary Art occupies a unique role in the Canterbury region. The gallery has been able to provide an environment over the past one hundred and twenty years in which numerous issues and philosophies about art practice have been debated.

  • Centrepoint Theatre

    Centrepoint Theatre is a professional theatre company. It is the only professional theatre company in New Zealand that is operating outside of the four main centres. Centrepoint Theatre has been in the business for over thirty-two years producing world-class theatre for the people of the Manawatu.

  • Chamber Music New Zealand

    Chamber Music New Zealand is this country's largest presenter of top quality chamber music concerts throughout New Zealand. Chamber Music NZ's activities are divided into three strands: the Celebrity Season which showcases top international artists; the Associate Societies' programme which focuses on New Zealand performers; and the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest which fosters the musical stars of the future.

  • Christchurch Art Gallery

    The largest art institution in the South Island the Gallery replaces the Robert McDougall Art Gallery (est. 1932) as the home of one of New Zealand’s most important public art collections. Through purchases bequests and donations the Gallery’s Collection now totals over 5500 items including paintings prints drawings sculpture ceramics textiles glass metalwork and photography.

  • Christchurch School of Music

    This large historic Music School provides high quality tuition and group performance opportunities to students of all ages. There is a wide range of orchestras bands choirs and ensembles. All students take part in group performances.

  • Christchurch Schools' Music Festival

    The Christchurch Schools' Music Festival is a great resource for primary teachers. The festival has operated in Christchurch for over 65 years catering for up to 4000 students each season. The website contains a photo gallery of past festivals and all the information that teachers students and parents could possibly want to know about the festival.

  • Circa Theatre

    Circa Theatre staged has gained a reputation as one of New Zealand's liveliest and most innovative theatres. Circa pioneered its own co-operative studio where all available resources are directed towards those who provide the life blood of the theatre - the people involved in mounting the production. This is a system which in stressing the qualities of commitment and self help promotes the pursuit of theatre of the highest professional standard.

  • City Gallery Wellington

    City Gallery Wellington brings you the best in local and international contemporary visual arts. Programmes for schools are written and delivered by trained visual arts teachers and a specialist Maori educator individually tailored to suit class and subject requirements from primary to secondary. All programmes are cross-curricular for all levels and essential learning areas.

  • Composers' Association of New Zealand

    The Composers' Association of New Zealand (CANZ) is the association for all amateur and professional composers in New Zealand. CANZ provides opportunities to composers through the Nelson Composers Workshop the Asian Composers League and the International Society for Contemporary Music. CANZ also lobbies on behalf of its members to improve the situation for composers in New Zealand. CANZ contributes financially towards special projects and awards two prizes anually. CANZ also produces two publications: Canzonetta a bi-monthly newsletter and Canzona a retrospective yearbook.

  • Copyright Council of New Zealand

    Find information about the laws and copyright in New Zealand.

  • Corban Estate Arts Centre

    The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located on the historic Corbans winery estate in Henderson Waitakere City. Located in the recently refurbished Corban Homestead are three galleries a small gallery shop and the administrative centre for the estate. A range of education opportunities are provided through the Centre and environs.

  • Court Theatre

    The site contains news about the company information about current productions, a calendar of upcoming productions and an archive of past productions with brief blurbs. There are press reviews for current productions. The education section has resource kits that are downloadable for Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Cherry Orchard and Proof as well as a long list of kits that can be purchased for $5.00.

  • Creative Commons

    Creative Commons (CC) provides free tools that let authors scientists artists and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

  • Creative New Zealand

    The role of Creative New Zealand is to develop and promote the Arts for all New Zealanders. Their web site has information on the roles and work of Creative New Zealand and how to apply to them for funding. It also provides arts resources and news with features such as: information sheets on New Zealand artists and their work; information about advocacy and research into the Arts in NZ; information about Maori and Pasifika Arts; news of NZ artists working overseas.

  • Cubanfusion Dance

    Cubanfusion offers dance classes for adults and children in the Wellington region. Cuban dancer/choreographer and musician Rafael Ferrer Noel teaches a range of Afro-Cuban dance styles including Rumba Son Mambo Cha Cha Cha Cuban Salsa/Casino and Reggaetón at various locations across Wellington. Private dance and percussion classes also available.


    The CWSMTA (Canterbury-Westland Secondary Music Teachers' Association) is a network of music educators in the Canterbury-Westland region of New Zealand with a focus on secondary education. Members include classroom teachers itinerant instrument teachers tertiary educators music advisers and music and arts co-ordinators. CWSMTA provides professional development a forum to discuss issues liaison with ITMs a support network regular newsletters email communications a political voice resource support contact with tertiary providers and social opportunities. Meetings are held twice a term usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month usually at a school in Christchurch.

  • DANZ - Dance Association of New Zealand

    DANZ – Dance Aotearoa New Zealand - supports teachers in implementing the dance curriculum through providing resources Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) and links to groups and individuals.

  • Drama Australia

    Drama Australia – the Australian national organization for Drama In Education.

  • Drama New Zealand

    Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.

  • Drama Queensland

    Drama Association of Queensland Australia

  • Drama Victoria

    Drama Association of Victoria Australia

  • Drama West

    Drama West: The Association of Drama Educators in Western Australia.

  • Enjoy Public Art Gallery

    This Wellington gallery aims to be innovative inventive pushing boundaries experimental and embraces the work of young artists.

  • Young and Hungry Arts Trust – New Zealand Youth Theatre

    Young & Hungry has been providing 15-25 year olds with a platform to experience, learn about, perform, produce and create great theatre for 24 years.

  • Footnote Dance

    Footnote Dance from Wellington is New Zealand's premiere professional contemporary dance company. They offer a national touring performance schedule with community and school performances and workshops. Footnote develops nurtures and presents New Zealand works commissioned annually to New Zealand music.

  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

    The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery offers a comprehensive educational programme that aims to inspire and educate participants. The Gallery receives a high number of school visits from pupils throughout Taranaki and New Zealand. Class programmes are tailored to make use of the current exhibitions. The Young Visionaries Club is a weekly art club for kids that runs on Sunday afternoons throughout the school term. The Gallery also runs a diverse school holiday programme. Participant ages and programme events vary throughout the holiday periods.

  • Gow Langsford Gallery

    Gow Langsford Gallery is a commercial art space committed to fostering and promoting the finest contemporary art from New Zealand and abroad. The gallery consistently strives to provide a forum through which its artists may be exposed to local national and international audiences. This includes a regular and varied exhibition schedule as well as frequent participation at major international art events. The gallery avidly supports the growth and development of the contemporary Maori and Pacific visual arts recognising that their uniqueness is essential to the identity of New Zealand art particularly within an international context.

  • Hawke's Bay Opera House

    Hawke's Bay Opera House is a 987 seat theatre originally designed by Henry Eli White. It is now one of the top three natural acoustic theatres in New Zealand. The multi million dollar refurbishment by Shand Shelton was completed in 2006.

  • Indian Ink

    The site is informative on the structure and operation of a small theatre company. Comments by the deviser/actors have a personal touch. The reviews and photo galleries give an insight into mask theatre and the playing of multiple characters.

  • Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand

    The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand is a body that was constituted under the Music Teachers Act 1981. It is the professional organisation for private and studio music teachers.

  • International Drama/Theatre and Education - IDEA

    IDEA is the International Drama Theatre and Education association. IDEA is an association of national associations working in drama/theatre and education.

  • International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

    The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the first global network of national arts funding bodies. The mission is to create an international resource and meeting ground for all those whose public responsibility it is to support excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour.

  • Jonathan Smart Gallery

    This gallery features past and present New Zealand artists' works. Sales are available.

  • Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia - KMEIA

    KMEIA is one of the largest and most active professional associations for music educators. Through supporting and resourcing Australian music teachers KMEIA upholds the highest standards of music education.

  • Mountain Jade

    Three generations of the Sheehan family have shaped jade by hand into designs that do two things; reference the stone’s cultural past and explore a future that’s less familiar.

  • Latin Rhythm Dance School

    The Latin Rhythm Dance School is New Zealand's largest Salsa and Spanish Language school offering courses in Auckland and throughout New Zealand.

  • Lopdell House Gallery

    Lopdell House Gallery is Waitakere City's Regional Art Gallery. Their focus is to present contemporary art through a diverse programme of exhibitions and events.

  • Marg Morrow Gallery

    Marg Morrow is a valued photographer living in Northland and generously offered to be available for visits to schools or to have students visit her in her gallery. She is an experienced teacher and is interested in sharing her knowledge as a photographer with secondary visual arts students.

  • Massive Company

    Massive Company is a theatre company that makes great theatre by growing performers and theatre practitioners. They provide pathways to develop new skills experimenting with style and form and creating platforms to present new and innovative work.

  • McCahon House

    Tutored visits are available for students at a reasonable cost. The educational content has been developed in conjunction with the NZ and NCEA school curriculum and Ministry of Education approved internal assessment support materials are available for teachers.

  • MENZA- Music Education NZ Aotearoa

    MENZA is the music subject association for New Zealand. It serves the interests of music education in New Zealand for every person at every level.

  • Milford Galleries New Zealand

    The Milford Galleries of New Zealand Contemporary and Investment Art are located in Auckland Dunedin and Queenstown featuring exhibitions and artists details.

  • Ministry for Culture and Heritage

    The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

  • Museum of Wellington City and Sea

    Redeveloping the former Wellington Maritime Museum's focus to tell the Capital's broader social and maritime history has been key to the redevelopment project. The new museum now combines the best features of the former Wellington Maritime Museum with new stories of Wellington social history creating effectively Wellington's first museum of its own.

  • Music Council of Australia

    The Music Council of Australia (MCA) provides information and organises research advocacy and projects to advance music and musical life in Australia and the world.

  • Music. Play for Life

    Music. Play for Life is the Music Council of Australia's grassroots campaign. It serves as the people's movement for more music making in schools and in communities everywhere.

  • Musical Theatre NZ

    The MTNZ website shows a calendar of events across the regions training courses and conferences links to key art organisations and booking agencies.

  • Muzic.net.nz

    This site was launched in 2001 on a self-funded Internet connection and server. They supply Top 50 charts dating back to 2000 online with over 1700 artists in the database plus the largest online Gig Guide in New Zealand.

  • National Drama Website - UK

    The National Drama website is useful for reviews of texts publications other sites of interest links teacher resources and more.

  • National Library of New Zealand

    The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

  • Arts Council Nelson

    See the website for all details and a great list of Nelson and Marlborough artists. Contact Martin Rodgers at enquiries@nelsonarts.org.nz for further information.

  • New Zealand Art History Teachers Association (NZAHTA)

    NZAHTA is the national subject association for Art History.

  • New Zealand Arts on the Web

    The arts have always played a significant role in New Zealand life and this collection provides comprehensive links to New Zealand arts web sites.

  • The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers

    The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT) is a national organisation that provides a network for dance teachers of all styles and idioms.

  • New Zealand Choral Federation

    This website is run by the New Zealand Choral Federation-Auckland. Members of the NZCF are choirs and individuals. NZCF sends news has a virtual library of music for hire (free of copyright) helps singers contact member choirs to join and makes it easier for NZCF's members to talk to each other.

  • New Zealand Music Commission

    The New Zealand Music Commission (NZMC) is one of the Government funded arts agencies and is committed to growing NZ music business both at home and overseas. Financially supported through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage the NZMC undertakes projects and partnerships that are strategically about getting New Zealand music out into the world and assisting music businesses in working better. Education programmes operated by the NZMIC include musicians mentoring in schools around NZ for free free publications to schools to support the study of NZ contemporary music.

  • New Zealand Opera

    New Zealand Opera is the website of The NBR New Zealand Opera New Zealand's largest professional opera company presenting mainstage touring and semi-staged opera in NZ. Study Guides (under Education) are available on-line for use in secondary music and arts classes.

  • Music Therapy New Zealand

    This site provides information on Music Therapy in New Zealand. Music therapy is the planned use of music to assist the healing and personal growth of people with identified emotional intellectual physical or social needs. You can register online to join this association and be updated on developments in this rapidly growing area of music education.

  • New Zealand String Quartet

    This website gives information about the String Quartet's schedule upcoming events performance reviews. Reviews are most useful for students to read and reflect on their own performance by understanding the art of critiquing.

  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    The NZSO has an extensive catalogue of CD recordings. As part of a commitment to promote and encourage music by New Zealand composers the NZSO records at least one CD of New Zealand music annually. It has a well organised and advertised education programme and support materials.

  • New Zealand Writers' Guild

    NZWG – the New Zealand Writers' Guild - represents and supports New Zealand script writers. On this site you will find information news downloadable resources and much more.

  • North Shore City: Mairangi Arts Centre

    The centre runs a large number of art classes. Top artists and tutors are employed to teach day and evening courses in the centre's well equipped studios. MAC also provides after school classes for children covering a wide range of art and craft subjects. The annual Education Programme is divided into four 8 week terms which coincide with the local school terms. Special children's holiday programmes are run during the school holiday breaks.

  • NZ Dance Directory

    This is a directory of the DANZ members who wish to advertise on the DANZ web site. It is an open listing which does not carry any necessary endorsement from DANZ.

  • Objectspace

    Objectspace located in Auckland New Zealand is a dedicated and award winning centre for innovative craft and design. Through exhibitions publications and activities focused on designed and handmade objects including ceramics design embroidery furniture jewellery metal work textiles Objectspace aims to put objects into play. Objectspace connects innovative objects and makers with audiences in order to expand the cultural economic and social options for object making.

  • Orff New Zealand Aotearoa

    Orff New Zealand Aotearoa (ONZA) is a music education organisation. It provides support for music educators in schools (professional development workshops and levels courses) resources (library and marimba hire) events for children (marimba festival) and opportunities to network with other music educators.

  • Pacific Dance New Zealand

    Pacific Dance New Zealand fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. They are involved in running dance workshops conferences and community and professional events promoting Pacific dance in New Zealand.

  • Pataka Porirua

    Pataka is a museum of arts and culture: Te Marae O Te Umu Kai O Hau - The cultural heart of Porirua City. The museum is dedicated to celebrating our heritage and showcasing the very best in contemporary Maori Pacific Island and New Zealand art.

  • Play it Strange

    The Play It Strange Charitable Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance. The site includes Songnet which supports young music writers information about the Play it Strange radio show and the national secondary school song-writing competition along with news and links.

  • Playmarket

    A non-profit organisation representing New Zealand playwrights. Contains a full script search facility and biographies of the playwrights. The plays are available for purchase or free download to members. Playmarket holds all performance rights to the plays listed.

  • Poyema Dance Company

    Poyema Dance Company of Auckland are a neo-classical-contemporary dance company whose focus is the creation and presentation of professional-level sacred and mythic dance. Poyema is spirituality made visible. Directed by Jennifer De Leon they perform widely. Poyema is New Zealand's only dance company of its kind.

  • Puke Ariki

    The essence of Puke Ariki is learning about who we are where we come from and where we are going. This quest for knowledge is so important that people throughout Taranaki and New Zealand have embraced the spirit of Puke Ariki and flown with it. The result is an inspiring two-wing complex that soars high in the heart of New Plymouth. Even the location is telling for Puke Ariki means Hill of Chiefs and was once the most important Maori site in Taranaki. Our knowledge centre is the first of its type in New Zealand and maybe the world.

  • RASA School of Dance

    Lisa Wilkinson - BA performing arts NZADT accredited 17 years teaching experience specialising in HIPHOP Indian Bollywood Contemporary and drama - offers education participation and performance classes for all ages (5 years to adult) all levels (beginners to advanced) non syllabus performance based studio. RASA Studio is situated in King Edward Court Building Stuart St Dunedin.

  • Studio 42 Performing Arts

    Studio 42 Performing Arts is a performance based company who focus on creativity.

  • RIANZ - The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand

    RIANZ - The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc. - is a non-profit organisation representing major and independent record producers distributors and recording artists throughout New Zealand. RIANZ works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creative people involved in the New Zealand recording industry.

  • Riverton Arts Centre

    Riverton Arts Centre is an active gallery with approximately 11 exhibitions per year. These exhibitions feature mostly new contemporary works from mainly Southland & Otago artists. The arts centre also hosts music and theatre performers predominately from the Arts on Tour programme run workshops and other arts related classes. This arts centre is recommended as a provider of quality arts events in the Southland region.

  • Rotorua Museum of Art And History

    Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa is the guardian and tenant of a building holding the highest classification under the Historic Places Act. As a storehouse of the community's treasures the museum is administered by Rotorua District Council and is responsible for seven collections.

  • Royal New Zealand Ballet

    The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a company of 34 dancers committed to becoming the most compelling expression of New Zealand’s creative spirit. Performing both nationally and internationally we perform a broad classical and contemporary repertoire nurturing local talent and bringing world-class ballet to local audiences.

  • Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand

    SGCNZ is a life skills enhancing organisation which supports Shakespeare’s Globe London. For secondary school students SGCNZ runs the annual nationwide University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival SGCNZ/ Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition SGCNZ/Morrison Music Trust Music Composition Competition SGCNZ/ Adam Foundation Static Image and DVD Cover Competitions and SGCNZ/ Ida Gaskin Shakespeare Essay Competition. For teachers SGCNZ collaborates with Shakespeare’s Globe to offer Teachers Go Global a professional development opportunity at Shakespeare’s Globe London for teachers from throughout New Zealand of students from Year 3 – 13.

  • Shapeshifter

    The official website for Shapeshifter where you can listen to tracks by Shapeshifter find out about where they are playing or get the latest news on the band.

  • Solander Gallery

    Solander: works on paper gallery opened in 2006 and is run by artist Kyla Cresswell. Specialising in works on paper such as drawings etchings mezzotints and screenprints Solander stocks contemporary works by predominantly New Zealand artists and has a regular exhibition programme.

  • SOUNZ - The Centre for New Zealand Music

    "Created in New Zealand heard around the world." SOUNZ the Centre for New Zealand Music is a music information centre promoting the music of New Zealand. SOUNZ has the largest and most accessible collection of New Zealand music in the world which is now online. SOUNZ provides a range of services projects and activities including music teaching resources such as the SOUNZwrite guides for NCEA and Ears Wide Open for upper primary and junior secondary.

  • Southland Museum & Art Gallery

    Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

  • St. Paul St

    St. Paul St is a suite of purpose built galleries and project spaces run by the School of Art and Design Auckland University of Technology. The programme of exhibitions screenings performances and events profiles both emerging and established artists and designers from New Zealand and internationally.

  • StarJam

    StarJam’s purpose is to create events and environments where people with disabilities have the opportunity to express their musical gifts and artistic talents and for the general public to have the experience of being the recipients of those gifts and talents.

  • Taki Rua Productions

    Taki Rua Productions is an award winning national theatre company providing unique Maori theatre to New Zealand and international audiences.

  • Tauranga Art Gallery

    Tauranga Art Gallery is a new gallery on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets in downtown Tauranga.

  • Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust

    Tautai supports the development of contemporary pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual artists.

  • Tawata Productions

    Tawata Productions is a Māori production house established in 2004 specialising in the development and production of new work from Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Te Hiringa i te Mahara - The Power of the Mind

    Te Hiringa i te Mahara is a support service for Māori Secondary School teachers.

  • Te Tuhi - The Mark

    Te Tuhi - The Mark is a trust for arts culture and community located in Pakuranga. They create avenues for access and participation in arts cultural and community activities. The centre contributes to the arts and cultural scene on a regional and national basis.

  • Vodafone Events Centre

    Vodafone Events Centre is a multi purpose events centre in Manukau City. It embraces and showcases excellence within culture art entertainment sport leisure and the business interests of the culturally diverse population of Manukau City. It is a living expression of Pacific arts and culture attracting national and international visitors.

  • The Art Bungalow

    The Art Bungalow in Kerikeri in recognition of its initiatives in support of Maori art has recently been awarded the Toi Iho mark as the far north's first and only licensed Toi Iho gallery.

  • The Asia New Zealand Foundation

    Through its activities in education business mediacultural research and policy studies Asia NZ aims to promote initiatives which deepen understanding and relationships between New Zealanders and the peoples of Asia. There site helps you find Asian artists and opportunities for students to engage in the many different Asian cultural opportunities.

  • The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers

    ANZAB was formed in 1962 to promote the ancient art of Change Ringing (Campanology). ANZAB has more than 400 members ringing bells "full circle" using rope and wheel at over 50 towers throughout Australia and New Zealand. ANZAB publishes Ringing Towers magazine quarterly and holds an annual Festival of Ringing. Change ringing is a fascinating hobby which people of all ages can take up.

  • The Big Idea

    This site carries information on the New Zealand creative sector jobs commissions auditions and professional development opportunities. Professional awards and competitions and intern-ship opportunities are listed. A weekly creative sector magazine is provided with local and international content. There is a place for forums a marketplace and on-line opinion polls. A feature aspect is the profiling of individuals and organisations and their work. The Big Idea connects the NZ creative sector with the world. Services are currently entirely free to subscribers.

  • The Christchurch Symphony

    The Christchurch Symphony has an Outreach Education programme for schools and the site has information on performances and programmes.

  • The Depot Artspace

    The Depot Artspace is a community arts project based in Devonport. The Depot is open and inclusive and encourages engagement in all art forms - music, painting, sculpture, creative writing, performance and photography to name a few. To this end we offer a variety of facilities and services that support the creative community.

  • Auckland Live

    The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

  • The Gus Fisher Gallery

    The Gus Fisher Gallery's mission is to engage with current issues in the visual arts promote understanding and foster critical debate through a programme of challenging exhibitions based on active research.

  • The New Zealand School of Dance

    One of the southern hemisphere's leading dance institutions training the professional dancers of tomorrow. The New Zealand School of Dance offers high quality training in classical ballet and contemporary dance in an inspirational environment.

  • The New Zealand Trio

    The New Zealand Trio are receiving critical acclaim and becoming an important ambassador for New Zealand and New Zealand music on the international stage. They promote New Zealand music and musicians - a motivation for upcoming young musicians.

  • The NewDowse

    The Dowse is an art museum that is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. The Dowse experience is a constantly changing mix of exciting and innovative exhibitions ranging from hip hop to high art ceramics to design fashion to animation.

  • The NZSO Education Programme

    Visit this website for information about educational experiences the NZSO makes available to schools such as rehearsals composition workshops and concerts.

  • Ara Institute of Canterbury - Bachelor of Design (Photography)

    This programme aims to develop the student as an independent artist using lens-based media.

  • The Physics Room

    The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

  • The Play Press

    The Play Press specialises in publishing and promoting here and abroad new New Zealand plays; to preserve a range of quality scripts and to make texts more accessible for rehearsal and study and to help generate productions. They are interested in all types of playscript and any other performance related work.

  • The Pump House Theatre

    The Pump House is a highly valued performing and visual arts facility serving the North Shore and Auckland region and has added significance in the fact that it is also an historic site. 190-seat intimate theatre with superb acoustics offers a wide range of performing arts entertainment and cultural events every year.

  • The Song Room

    The Song Room is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing music and arts programmes in Australian schools and communities. The Song Room provides a range of free programmes to schools and communities that otherwise would not have access to such opportunities.

  • The Suter

    The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatu is New Zealand's third oldest art museum and celebrated its centenary last year. The Suter occupies a building of historical significance has an important art collection and is a gateway to the region's arts and crafts. An interpretation of its Maori name is 'Art is the Pathway for Whakatu - Nelson' Contact Esther McNaughton Art Educator: esther@thesuter.org.nz

  • The Tap Arts Project

    For the Wellington region Tap Arts offer dance for fitness dance for fun! The Tap Arts Project offers a variety of dance classes at a full range of skill levels for ages 3+. With a focus on fun fitness rhythm and coordination there is sure to be something for everyone!

  • Orchestra Wellington

    The orchestra presents public concerts at affordable prices educational and entertaining concerts to primary school children and provides orchestral services to arts organisations in the Wellington region.

  • Toi Iho

    Toi iho™ is a registered trade mark used to promote and sell authentic quality Maori arts and crafts. Toi iho™ has also been designed to authenticate exhibitions and performances of Maori arts by Maori artists. The creation of the mark was facilitated by Te Waka Toi the Maori arts board of Creative New Zealand in consultation with Maori artists.

  • Toi Maori Aotearoa

    Toi Maori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Maori art. The site promotes the uniqueness quality and cultural expression of Maori art. The site features visual artists weavers and cultural practices in Maori arts. The Calendar of events is useful for regions and subscription to newsletters is available online.

  • Toi Māori Aotearoa: Māori Arts New Zealand

    Toi Māori Aotearoa: Māori Arts New Zealand is a Charitable Trust and an umbrella organisation that supports the development of contemporary Māori arts. It receives annual operational funding from Creative New Zealand and has permanent staff members based in Wellington New Zealand.

  • Touch Compass

    Touch Compass is a charitable dance organisation producing performances and providing training for those with and without a disability. Established in 1997 and based in Auckland Touch Compass incorporates dance/theatre aerial work contact improvisation film and multi-media in their events.

  • Trinity College London

    Trinity College London’s reputation rests on their continuing ability to provide respected qualifications across a growing range of disciplines in the performing arts. They emphasise overall performance rather than a prescriptive formula and deliver an enhanced range of syllabuses and local services to teachers tailored to allow flexible styles of learning and teaching. Today they deliver 500000 assessments each year worldwide in English Language and performing arts subjects and their international network is growing.

  • Two Rooms: Contemporary Art Gallery

    Two Rooms is a contemporary art exhibition venue located in a converted warehouse in Central Auckland New Zealand. Opened in August 2006 Two Rooms presents a programme of residencies and projects by leading international and New Zealand contemporary artists.

  • UpStage

    UpStage is a web-based venue for online performance; it is an open source server application that has been in development since 2003. Online audiences anywhere in the world participate in live performance events by going to a web page without having to download and install any additional software.

  • Uxbridge Centre

    Uxbridge is an arts centre located in the heart of Howick offering a Theatre Gallery studio teaching spaces cafe and rooms for hire. Uxbridge offers courses exhibitions events and performances for the enjoyment and edification of the community.

  • Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association - VOSA

    VOSA promotes learning music through singing saying dancing and playing through a holistic approach. It is one of the most active associations in the world and runs a full programme of courses conferences and an online resource centre.

  • Whakatane District Museum

    The Museum focuses on the Bay of Plenty and the gallery displays monthly exhibitions of art craft and on historical and environmental topics.

  • Whangarei Art Museum

    The Whangarei Art Museum is a useful resource for students in the Northland region.

  • Wooloo Exhibitions for Artists

    Wooloo provides professional exhibition opportunities for artists. Wooloo is an organisation run by artists and based in Berlin Germany. The purpose of Wooloo is to foster new and relevant opportunities for emerging artists. Collaborating with curators and art institutions around the world the site works to develop projects and exhibitions dealing with significant contemporary issues.

  • Christchurch Symphony

  • The New Zealand Steel Gallery

  • Arterial

    The Arterial initiative is aimed at strengthening communities through increased awareness of opportunities to participate in the visual arts mainly in the Waikato region. Through the website you can peruse online galleries view what's on in the events listing or make contact with an artist in the region.

  • The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Picture Book Illustration

    The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award was established in 2009. The award aims to encourage the publication of new and exciting high-quality picture books from New Zealand illustrators.

  • Activate Music Academy

    Activate Music Academy is a forward thinking education company with a growing collection of online resources used by schools and individuals throughout New Zealand. In addition to providing excellent online content, Activate Music Academy offers contemporary music tuition in a range of instruments throughout the Dunedin and Christchurch regions.

  • Drama Magic

    Drama Magic is an Auckland based company that designs and builds on demand, stage set items and scenery for use in schools throughout New Zealand.

    Examples of Drama Magic's work and teacher testimonials can be seen on the website including, free standing doors, boxes, platforms, and flats. The company specialises in engaging directly with its clients to advise schools on how to achieve the best outcome for their perceived needs.  Drama Magic's managing director is Susan Battye, the former Head of Drama at Epsom Girls Grammar School and playwright.

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