Ngā Hua Toi is an advocacy project for Māori Theatre and Dance practitioners across Aotearoa.

Since 2020, throughout the pandemic, we have continued to identify and recognise the ongoing barriers for Māori Theatre & Dance artists, practitioners, companies and collectives.

Alongside Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand’s Te Ha o Ngā Toi Māori Arts Strategy 2019 – 2024, Ngā Hua Toi is being developed to support Māori Theatre & Dance artists and companies. Beginning as a pilot programme, first established in 2020, Ngā Hua Toi is now delivering a programme of kaupapa, initiatives, kōrero and wānanga throughout Aotearoa – including Te Taitokerau, Waikato, Heretaunga, Ōtautahi & Ōtepoti, as well as in the online space.

Currently, The G8 are delivering Ngā Hua Toi as the programme is evolving as we prepare to deliver a series of new initiatives through to Dec 2022.

Should you have any pātai, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Learn from our creative professionals throughout Aotearoa with short lessons to improve your skills in producing, arts marketing, grant writing and pitching opportunities.

Panel Discussions

Panel sessions with our Māori creative whānau on how theatre and dance artists continue going forward through the challenges of the pandemic.


Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is a festival with a difference, one uniquely focused on inclusion, access and authenticity, and designed to use the arts to explore what it means to be of Te Tairāwhiti.


ARONUI Indigenous Arts Festival is a bold and explosive celebration of award-winning Indigenous artists. This celebration of cultural expression will showcase a range of art forms including theatre, writers talks, live music and the return of the ARONUI Māori Market in collaboration with Te Tākinga Marae, Mourea. Together we celebrate Indigenous creativity, talent, and culture. Nau mai, haere mai.

Kia Mau Festival

Fierce theatre, a hip-hop musical set in the city streets of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, customary Indigenous dance made contemporary, and wāhine Māori telling it like it is – these are amongst the offerings of Kia Mau Festival 2023.

Kōanga Festival

In celebration of Kōanga season, Te Pou Theatre will hold its 9th annual festival of new and exciting storytelling for the stage beginning 15 September 2023.

Become a member

We invite you to sign up to the Māori artists directory that we are creating so that our people can connect, collaborate and create together.


Tuakoi Ohia sitting on a black chair in a black fit with a red jacket
Ella is smiling and looking off into the distance wearing a black graphic tee and neon green earrings

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