ART is growing entrepreneurship in Auckland's arts & creative sectors to generate cultural & economic outcomes that benefit everyone

ART’s creative enterprise development programmes back high-achieving creative people intent on growing Auckland’s cultural capital into rich creative, social and economic outcomes.


ART’s programmes accelerate and maximise business and career development outcomes for participants, creating a confident and prosperous creative sector and wider community benefit, now and into the future.

  • History

    ART : Approach

    Through its unique and innovative programmes and approach, ART is growing entrepreneurship in the Auckland’s arts, culture and creative sectors to generate cultural, creative and economic outcomes that benefit the region.


    ART : History

    The City Councils of Auckland and Manukau created the Arts Regional Trust: Te Taumata Toi-a–iwi (ART) in 2000 to manage and grow their combined share of funds ($6 million) provided through the disestablishment of Auckland Regional Services Trust.


    Since then ART has invested $4 million in the Auckland Region’s arts, culture and creative industries sector through the groundbreaking ART programmes: ART Venture, ART Source, ART Enterprise and ART Generator. The capital fund has grown to $10.3 million (at June 2015) under ART’s stewardship.

  • Our Board Of Trustees

  • ART at A Glance

  • A Year In Review


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