Soon we will start collecting content for Te Wāhi Toi. A platform positioned to be the online leader for arts and culture in our district.

Join us from the start to benefit from the extra exposure and show your support of the creative progression of our district.


Collate your content now, ready to list when Te Wāhi Toi goes live.

1). Identify where your practice or offering might fit within our website by using the information in the grey column under Who Can List and Website Navigation.

2). Start collating your text, images and videos ready for upload.

3). Do you receive the Three Lakes Cultural Trust monthly newsletter?  If not, email Te Wāhi Toi curator Carrie to be added to this database so you don’t miss out on our upcoming website launch updates.


The nitty gritty.

WORD COUNT GUIDE. Applies to all listing types.

  • Listing title: < 70 characters
    This should include the most obvious phrase people will use to look for you in Google, for example:
    • Bloggs & Daughters – Trapeze artists
    • Joe Bloggs: Sculptor
    • Cello lessons with Joe Bloggs
  • Intro paragraph: Between 150 and 170 characters
  • Body copy: Roughly 200 words (including intro paragraph)
  • Growing connected creative communities
  • Making it easy to find all the arts and cultural events in our district
  • Expanding audiences for arts and culture in our district
  • Encouraging creative exploration by making it simple to find a teacher or a place to learn
  • Connecting makers and performers with property and venue owners

Te Wāhi Toi is a web platform designed for the specific needs of our Wānaka / Queenstown communities.


Do you live, practice or perform in the Queenstown Lakes District?

See boundary map >


Are you connected to any of the following?

Music // Fine Art // Performing Art // Kā Toi Māori // Theatre // Dance // Comedy // Photography // Film // Design // Arts Education // Architecture //  Ceramics // Glass // Furniture // Jewellery // Textiles // Weaving // Literature  // Fiction // Non Fiction // Prose // Academic // Sculpture // Art object // Illustration // Multi-media


Do you own or manage a space that could be utilised by our creative community?

Venue // Studio // Exhibition // Training //  Rehearsal // Performance // Event // Storage // Darkroom // Workshop // Outdoor // Screening // Messy & wet //  Kiln // Gig


If you answered “yes” to question 1 and either question 2 or 3, we want you!

Are you not represented here but feel you should be? Please let us know >


Te Wāhi Toi will be divided into the following sections. What section would you list under?

Creative Directory
A tool to aid discovery and connection. Make a listing in order to help us build connected creative communities, plus gain some exposure in the process. List yourself, your business, group or organisation.

Find A Space
Calling all property owners, business owners, venue owners:
Do you have a space you could offer for a creative person / group to practice in, perform at, exhibit in, hold a group gathering at, store gear in or anything else? If so, we want you. Please consider offering your space via Te Wāhi Toi.

What’s On
All of our district’s arts and cultural events in one place. Event organisers, we need you! Are you on our database? If not, email Te Wāhi Toi curator Carrie >

Arts and Culture articles by community writers. Are you a local writer interested in contributing? If so, Carrie would love to hear from you.


Partners & Supporters

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PO Box 261, Queenstown 9348

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