The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi and Creative New Zealand just wrapped up a month-long road trip around the country – 10 towns, 10 events, many hours on the road, and some of the greatest manaakitanga of all times. Everywhere we went, we met thriving creative communities. Passionate councillors and local businesses; artists, students, and arts supporters; curious people who are only just getting to know the arts. It was energising and exciting!
Most of all, it gave us a tangible feeling of potential – of what Aotearoa could be if we allow creativity to thrive.
Shoutout also to the best All in for Arts partners (and convoy companions) in the biz: Creative New Zealand, along with Allpress Espresso for fueling our mornings, and our backers The Chartwell Trust and The Lion Foundation. Ngā mihi nui for being with us on this mission all the way.
Watch all 50 speakers from up and down the motu, sharing their personal stories and relationships with creativity.