Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre is proud to work alongside our diverse Te Matau-a-Māui (Hawke’s Bay) community so it thrives creatively. We build relationships which develop critical thinking and creative skills through performing arts, culture and events.
Every year, Toitoi hosts Creative Leaders - a free programme for Hawke's Bay rangatahi aged 15-25 who want to pursue a career in the arts industry.
Creative Leaders aims to grow the next generation of arts industry leaders, through unique work experiences, access to amazing workshops, meeting artists and great social events. The Creative Leaders programme is completely free of charge and is open to any youth from across Hawke's Bay.
The Aumangea Project uses practical performing arts tools to support our tamariki to be brave, bold and resilient. Pupils experience live theatre, then engage with the creative team to gain a deeper understanding of the work they've seen.
Schools then work with their pupils, alongside a local arts industry professional, to create responses which highlight key themes. The resulting responses are presented at Toitoi, giving tamariki the chance to perform on-stage in a professional theatre.