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Expressions of Interest – Give it a go workshops – Hutt Winter Festival 2019

   Hutt Winter Festival invites you to propose a

MAHIA ATU / GIVE IT A GO workshop for the 2019 arts festival.

The call out closes 5pm Monday 29 April 2019.

Please send your Expression of Interest to

The Hutt Winter Festival is an arts festival championing the creativity of local Hutt-based artists and groups. The programme features music, theatre, dance, public art, visual arts, workshops and more – an eruption of colourful art activity to brighten up all corners of Lower Hutt.

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 Date for workshops: Saturday 17 August 2019

  • Time: Between 2 – 6.30 pm
  • Venue: Lower Hutt Event Centre, Laings Road, Lower Hutt

The workshop / activity will be part of the festival final day on Saturday 17 August

Artist fee: $250 gross (exc GST) to run a 4 hour workshop (including materials, but this could be negotiated)

Your workshop will be:  drop in, open to all, ideally go for the full 4 hours (you could break it up into four 1 hour workshop/activity, or two 2 hour workshops etc), family friendly, fun!

What can you offer?
Puppet making / Lantern-making / Mask-making / Visual arts / Weaving / raranga / Music / Drama / Tāniko / Percussion instrument making and playing / Other?


Include with your proposal:  

  • A description of what you can offer
  • What age group is your activity targeted at?
  • How many participants can you accommodate? Do we need to limit numbers?
  • What resources / materials / kind of space you need
  • Will you need volunteer help with crowd control, materials, sharp objects etc?
  • Your contact details
  • Feedback from past workshop participants and/or contact details of referee
  • Images or links to past workshops


2019 Programme Snapshot

Tape Art                     

Our Hutt Valley communities are ful of stories, with lots of local characters. This installation embraces stories of the past, present and future.

Hutt’s Got Talent

Presented in collaboration with Good Time Music Academy, HGT is fast becoming a highlight of Hutt City’s musical calendar. Local musicians are invited to apply to become the 2019 champion. 

Dance with a Stranger

Dance With a Stranger is an interactive installation work, merging the forms of dance, film and touchscreen technology. It is presented by Daniel James and Jess Quaid. 

How To Write An Album

How to Write An Album  is an interactive  musical  performance where the audience collaborates  with a 5 piece rock band to write an album of songs over the duration of the festival.

Eco Ethical + Upcycled Fashion Runway​

A real spectacle for opening night, this event features local, national and international designers. Local participants can also audition to walk the runway in the eco-friendly creations.  

Puppet Parade

The popular Puppet Parade is back! Community Groups create and build their own inventive puppet, to be displayed and marched with pride during the Final Festivities weekend. 

Art Market

Original art, design and craft objects  will be for sale during the Final Festivities.


20+ workshops with community artists across the region. This festival is all about participation as well as being an audience member – our message is to Give It A Go!