With Te Wāhi Toi in the final stages of development, here’s our responses to some frequently asked questions:
WHAT WILL IT COST TO ACCESS THE WĀHI TOI?
Nothing! It will be FREE for all users to sign up for a personalised feed, and there will be NO CHARGE for makers and performers to publish their listings.
WHO WILL BE ABLE TO PUBLISH A LISTING?
Te Wāhi Toi will include a creative directory, event calendar and creative space finder. Once live, we will be inviting you to add a listing if you are an individual, or represent a community group or business that is involved in our district’s vibrant arts and culture scene via: Art Object, Design, Kā Toi Māori, Music, Performing Art, Photography/Film, Visual Arts, Written/Spoken.
You will be encouraged to join the community whether you are a professional, part-timer, business, hobbyist or complete beginner.
WHY SHOULD I PUBLISH A TE WĀHI TOI LISTING?
There are plenty of reasons to add a listing, here are just a few:
- Energise your love of the arts by discovering and connecting with like-minded local creatives. Link up, collaborate, learn and get involved.
- Free of charge promotion!
- Be part of a brand new marketing channel that offers targeted advertising to locals and visitors to our region. Te Wāhi Toi will help you, your business, your group, your event or your space be discovered by the right people.
- We offer a professional search engine optimised web presence – especially beneficial if you don’t already have one (or have a DIY one).
- Te Wāhi Toi includes free support to get you up and running on the website. We will provide education sessions, plus one-on-one personal support where necessary to assist you to put your best foot forward on Te Wāhi Toi.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
1. @peoplethepaint paint Denise Martin into the background in Thomas Brinsley’s SONGSTAR music video ‘Icarus’; photo supplied by Charlotte Graf.
2. Mother and daughter Patricia and Luana Kirchoff performing at RenewArt 2020, @jamesallanphotography
3. A member of @wanakafireandflowtribe performing at RenewArt 2020, @jamesallanphotography
Below: Silent animation from the yet to be launched Te Wāhi Toi website.