WANT TO WORK WITH
TE TUHI MAREIKURA TRUST &
CREATIVE BAY OF PLENTY?
We are excited to announce that Te Tuhi Māreikura Trust and Creative Bay of Plenty have been selected as joint host organisations for the prestigious Toi Māori Aotearoa 2021 Māori Arts Internship Programme from July to December 2021. This paid internship is funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by Toi Māori Aotearoa and offers valuable professional development experience for emerging Māori arts managers and producers.
Our teams will be working in partnership. Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust, spearheaded by leading Māori artists of the Mataatua region, to provide a 3-month career development opportunity and support the unique cultural identity of Tauranga Moana. Applications are now open to interested Māori arts practitioners looking to gain knowledge and skills—and advance their career in the arts while also learning from our two organisations. The intern will assist and support the delivery of Tā Ātea 2021 Cultural series and help coordinate our upcoming partnership projects supporting Ngā Toi Māori artists and audiences. To be considered, applicants must be of Māori descent, have a tertiary qualification and/or minimum of three years experience as an artist, creative producer, or arts administrator.
Kupe, the great Maori explorer, was led to navigate the regions of Aotearoa through his pursuit and battles of the great octopus - Te Wheke o Muturangi through which our ancestors were led to new land from Raiatea, Tahiti, the body of the octopus whose tentacles reach out around the Polynesian triangle.
Ngā Uri o Muturangi affirms ancient ancestral connections through Muturangi centred around customary Māori skin marking, tattoo-tatau and art practices. It does this through online membership and public content as well as a major annual public event hosted by TMT and its partners in Tauranga Moana, called Tā Atea.
Conceived in 2015 and spearheaded by leading Māori artists of the Mataatua region, Te Tuhi Mareikura Charitable Trust (TMT) Tauranga is passionately dedicated to bringing audiences and artists together to experience, explore and develop the unique artistic art legacy of the Tauranga Moana region.
Te Tuhi Mareikura Charitable Trust connects artists together with the community to create public art works, share cultural arts as well as forge art relationships with unique international indigenous communities through the work of Ngā Uri o Muturangi.