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Engaging with Latin America: Free Workshops for Cultural & Creative Sector Professionals

Engaging with Latin America
16 Nov 2020 to 25 Nov 2020
8.45am-1.00pm, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 November
Gain the skills to collaborate and engage with the culturally rich and diverse region of Latin America - enhancing your practice and increasing your impact.
Event type: 
This workshop is fully funded by the LatAm CAPE
Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Chch, Dunedin
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New Zealanders in the cultural and creative sectors are increasingly working internationally whether through exhibitions, creative projects, professional exchanges, internship programmes, joint research projects and digital media.

Whether you've worked in this region before and would like to do more, or you're simply curious about how to start, these workshops are for you.

Dates and venues

Auckland, 16 November, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, Auckland campus

New Plymouth, 18 November, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Dunedin, 20 November, University of Otago

Christchurch, 23 November, Canterbury Museum

Wellington, 25 November, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

Time: 8.45am-1:00pm


Grounded in the latest theory and research, this workshop includes real-world examples, personal stories, practical tools and tailored advice for engaging with the cultural sector in Latin America.

You will hear from speakers with first-hand experience of cross-cultural collaboration between New Zealand and Latin America on topics including:

  • The benefits of engaging with Latin America
  • How to build strong partnerships
  • Skills for successful collaboration (including communication strategies, intercultural competencies and problem solving)
  • Co-creating effective intercultural products

Who should attend:

Professionals working in New Zealand’s cultural and creative sectors (including galleries, museums, archives and libraries, film, music, broadcasting, design and digital technologies, literature, performing and visual arts) interested in:

  • engaging in cultural/creative projects or partnerships with Latin America
  • enhancing their practice through intercultural collaboration
  • developing cultural/creative products that promote better understanding between NZ and Latin America.


Associate Professor Lee Davidson, Museum & Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and Professor Leticia Pérez, School of Conservation, Restoration & Museography, Mexico, have had a successful 7-year collaborative partnership. They are the authors of Cosmopolitan Ambassadors: International exhibitions, cultural diplomacy and the polycentral museum (2019, Vernon Press) which explores the 6-year collaboration between Te Papa and the Mexican government involving the exhibitions E Tū Ake: Standing Strong and Aztecs: Conquest and Glory. They have a wide experience of working across cultures, languages, countries, and institutions, and are experienced facilitators of workshops and symposia for cultural sector professionals.

Written by

Lee Davidson

28 Oct 2020