Whau Community Arts Brokering

Whau Community Arts Brokering is a community service supported by the Whau Local Board tapping into the existing creative community in the Whau area to support the presentation of a range of temporary arts activities and activations in our urban environment.

By brokering arts activity by and for the people of the Whau we aim to nurture and share the cultural and creative vibrancy of our Whau communities.

What we support

We’re interested in what you’re interested in doing in the Whau, be it presenting a public event, performance, or exhibition or creating an opportunity for learning and participation like a workshop or a work co-created with a community. We’re open to ideas which place an emphasis on process, participation and social agency.

If your project will benefit the Whau through enriching its places and people or providing them with an opportunity to participate in the arts then get in touch.

How it works

The broker works with you to support you to bring your initiative to the Whau public.

We start with a conversation about what it is you want to do and from there work out what support you need. This can range from advice and assistance with council processes and grant applications to funding for project presentation and marketing assistance. We can also help you meet other creative people and organisations in the Whau.

Getting in contact

You can get in contact with with the Arts Broker by email broker@artswhau.org.nz, on facebook and instagram @artswhau

When you get in touch make sure to let us know: who you are, what it is you want to do, where and when you think it will happen, who your audiences are, and how it relates to the Whau area.

Live elsewhere in Auckland? Check out Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Arts, Mangere-Ōtāhuhu Arts, Arts Out East, and Franklin Community Arts

Current Arts Organisations in the Whau

Funding and Opportunities


Every year the Whau Local Board, through the Whau Community Arts Broker, funds creative projects in the Whau. The projects funded for the year (November 2023 – June 2024) express the Whau identity through high quality art, amplify the diverse voices of the Whau and ensure our tamariki and rangatahi have access to the arts.

Where can I do things?

A project can take place anywhere in the Whau

The Whau area encompasses New Lynn, Green Bay, Kelston, Rosebank, Waterview, Avondale, New Windsor, Glenavon and Blockhouse Bay. Read more about the Whau Local Board area here: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/governing-body-wards-committees/wards/all-wards/Pages/whau-ward.aspx or check it out on the map here http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2099951#map=13/-36.9071/174.6657


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