Whanganui & Partners supports the creative industries with professional development and resources.
If you’re a creative in Whanganui, you’re in the right place! At Whanganui & Partners, we’re committed to bolstering our creative industries. On this page, we offer an array of resources and networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with other local creatives.
Follow our Whanganui Artists & Creatives Facebook page
The Whanganui Artists & Creatives Facebook page is your one-stop shop for opportunities and connections.
Stay connected with other local creatives by joining us for Creatives, Coffee, Cake
Freelancer missing the water cooler chat? Creatives, Coffee, Cake is a regular meet-up at Article café. Check Whanganui Artists & Creatives to find out about the next event.
Important resources for your creative business from Whanganui & Partners
Amplify your business with Amplify funding
Amplify is a one-off grant of up to $4,000 to help you realise a particular goal for your business.
Amplify supports what you need behind the scenes to make your work resilient. Our dedicated Amplify Grant page provides valuable information on how to access Amplify Funding
Join us at our Making It workshops and events
Free workshops to build financial literacy and grow professional and commercial knowledge. Making It helps creatives know where they want to go and how to get there. Check Whanganui Artists & Creatives to find out about the next event.
Read our guide on setting up a music venue in Whanganui
We’ve developed this guide for people interested in setting up a music venue in Whanganui. Download your copy of the Guide to Setting up a Music Venue
Read our guide on starting your own commercial gallery
We’ve written some tips and tricks to consider when you’re thinking about starting up a commercial gallery. Download your copy of the Commercial Art Gallery Guide
Other resources we recommend
Just the basics from FutureMakers Money Matters: Starting a Creative Business | FutureMakers
27 useful steps to a creative business What I Learned About Starting A New Creative Business | The Big Idea
Want to communicate better? Te Taumata Toi a Iwi put together this handy guide Effective Communication (tetaumatatoiaiwi.org.nz)
Creative Waikato’s free series to help Māori artists strengthen knowledge, identity and art-practice Pakihi Toi – Creative Waikato
Business planning for arts organisations (yes it’s British but it’s still helpful) Business Planning Guidance for arts and cultural organisations
Talk to us about your creative business
Connect with our Strategic Lead – Creative Industries