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.


Watch This Space for 2023

We are busy putting together some fun, educational and uplifting events for 2023. Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai!

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.


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Job Listings

Opportunity knocks whānau! We are always on the lookout for Māori creatives and aspiring arts professionals throughout Aotearoa.


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Introducing Aroha

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