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09 Mar 2023
Join us, for industry panel discussions about taking your creativity online

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Mar 9, 2023

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council's report on Embracing Digital Transformation details how the Creative and Recreation sectors of Aotearoa adapted to new digital delivery models during the pandemic. The qualitative research showcases insights and opinions from practitioners who developed online content due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The report also examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks of online practice, as well as identifying commonalities across the following sectors:

  • Comedy
  • Personal Training & Fitness Instruction
  • Dance Instruction
  • Kapa Haka
  • Polyfest

Now, to facilitate the continuation of the digital conversation within the Creative sector, Toi Mai is pleased to offer free-to-attend panel conversations in Wellington and Christchurch this month. 

About the Wellington event

Saturday, 18 March, Hannah Playhouse 9am-1.30pm

Join us for a morning of panel discussions around taking your creative career online; discussing creating authentic content, how working digitally can influence your creative career, influencers v content creators, how to nurture a community, how to keep boundaries and look after your mental health, algorithm wins and warnings, how to keep creating content. 

With panels including Perlina Lau (Flat 3, Creamerie), Tom Sainsbury (actor, writer, comedian), Wairere Iti (Ngāi Tūhoe, Tainui & Te Arawa) (Tame Iti Ltd), Theo Shakes (Toi Whakaari student, actor, TikTok creator), Chris Parker (actor, writer, comedian), Janaye Henry (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa) (comedian, actor, content creator), with more to be announced. 

Free tickets, limited spaces – please register here to attend.   


About the Christchurch event

Monday, 20 March, Little Andromeda 6-8pm

Join our panel of arts practitioners with success in digital and online creativity to discuss being creative online – what does that mean, different platforms/opportunities, how to nurture a community, online campaigns, how to keep boundaries, dealing with negativity, looking after your mental health, algorithm wins and warnings, how to keep creating content. 

Hosted by Tessa Waters (actor, director, comedian, and project manager) with Tim Batt (comedian and Little Empire Podcast Network founder), James Roque (comedian, actor, and TikTok creator) and Moses Robbins (musician, content creator and digital strategist of the Giveback Agency).

Free tickets, limited spaces - please register here to attend 

With support from Little Andromeda, NZ Comedy Trust & Hannah Playhouse.

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council would like to thank and acknowledge the Tertiary Education Commission, which this project has been funded by through the WDC/TITO COVID-19 Response Projects Fund.

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