Also written by Melissa Laing
Urban Walking Festival / Community & Access Arts
Whau Community Arts Broker / Community & Access Arts
Arts Whau / Community & Access Arts
The three Whau Libraries are seeking to partner with creatives over 2020 to deliver creative workshops and projects for the local community.
The libraries are particularly interested in supporting projects in association with the Ecofest West (21 March - 19 April), Anzac Day (25 April) and Youth Week (9 - 17 May). They are open to other projects across the year including ones which align with Matariki, Diwali, the Lunar New Year and NZ Music month.
The Whau Libraries can offer:
Use of their spaces for workshops and talks - all libraries have open areas with seating and/or a group of work tables for hands on activity. Avondale has a larger open space suitable for talks and performances and New Lynn has a separate meeting room that can be used.
Temporary exhibition space (a small amount of on wall, bench and case space is available, temporary exhibition boards are an option if booked early enough)
The Whau Libraries maker space equipment (3d printer, robots and laptops - access is date dependent)
Staff support for planning and on the day
Promotion through on site posters and social media
At the moment the libraries are unable to guarantee a workshop fee. We encourage artist to apply for financial support from Creative Communities (deadline 16 Feb) and will be able to provide a confirmation of partnership email for these applications. Projects happening in the second half of 2020 may be able to secure funding from the Whau Community Arts Broker or a Whau Community Grant (deadline 27 Mar).
About the events:
Images - Media Projects Word Circus animation workshop New Lynn, Thread my Fresh Wounds, Frankie Chu Blockhouse Bay Library, Intergenerational painting workshops, Ekarasa Doblanovic Avondale Library