Strategy For Arts and Culture
Strategy For Arts and Culture
Strategy For Arts & Culture
STRATEGY
FOR ARTS &
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Click here to view the district's first ever masterplan for arts and culture.

Finding Arts & Culture
Finding
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We recently launched Te Wāhi Toi, the online directory for arts and culture.
Learn More >

We recently launched Te Wāhi Toi, the online directory for arts and culture.
Learn More >

We recently launched Te Wāhi Toi, the online platform for all things arts, culture and creativity in our district.
Learn More >

Make Arts & Culture Matter
MAKING ARTS
& CULTURE
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The driving force behind everything
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ENABLING ARTS & CULTURE AROUND WĀNAKA & QUEENSTOWN.

The Three Lakes Cultural Trust is the regional arts organisation for the Queenstown Lakes District. We exist to strengthen arts and culture in our community, aiding residents’ wellbeing and our district’s economic vitality and resilience. 

We are working to enable a vibrant and distinct arts and cultural district to blossom. Therefore enriching the lives of people within our district, now and through time.

Our name refers to our district’s three largest bodies of water, which are Lakes Hāwea, Wānaka and Whakatipu.

Photo to right: LUMA 2019, by @leighjefferyphotos
How to Support

How to support Arts

There are many ways you can get involved with Three Lakes Cultural Trust and ultimately help us grow our vibrant communities through arts and culture.

Subscribe to our newsletter and/or follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with opportunities as they arise.

If you have a particular skill that you think would be of value to us, we are a friendly bunch. Do reach out and introduce yourself.

And of course we couldn’t do what we do if it weren’t for our generous donors and grant providers who support our projects which in turn help us grow a thriving arts and cultural scene.

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Pictured: Queenstown Contemporary Gallery. Strategic Disconnection Exhibition. Work by Marc Blake (left), Wesley John Fourie (right).

TE WĀHI TOI

In 2023, we were thrilled to launch Te Wāhi Toi / The Arts Place, the online portal for arts, culture and creativity in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Te Wāhi Toi offers a space to discover, connect and collaborate with our creative community. A space for the arts to thrive.

Te Wāhi Toi exists to nurture the growth of arts, culture and creativity in our district by providing a free space to promote, share and support artists and events.

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DONATE

Cultivate Creative Potential

Our future donors will provide essential support to creative initiatives, from existing; to those that have been dreamed of or are yet to be dreamt.

By donating to the Three Lakes Cultural Trust you play a pivotal role in helping us support and foster a sense of creatively, belonging, connection and sense of community among the people of our district and visitors alike.

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Pictured: LUMA 2019, by @leighjefferyphotos

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