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CubaDupa presents: Whanake Ringapuoro Artist Development Sessions

Story Published Tuesday 31 May 2022

Creative Capital Arts Trust and the CubaDupa team are thrilled to announce a series of six free artist development workshops for Wellington musicians, held weekly from 31 May to 5 July 2022, thanks to the support of the New Zealand Music Commission.


Following the cancellation of CubaDupa 2022 and many other music festivals and events due to Covid-19, this is an opportunity for Wellington-based artists to get the lowdown on getting the gig, funding, management, release, touring, and support for Māori music, ahead of the frenzy of festivals and gigs lining up for 2022 and beyond.

Aimed specifically at independent musicians based in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara in the early stages of a career in releasing and performing music, these six free weekly sessions will provide a unique development opportunity in the form of specific music industry education for young and upcoming musicians, access to guest speakers with relevant professional experience, and the chance to network and kōrero with other local musicians.

Starting on Tuesday 31 May and continuing weekly from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday nights until Tuesday 5 July, these sessions will be held at the Exchange Atrium on 21 Allen street in Te Aro, Wellington and will each focus on a different topic detailed below.

This programme has been developed and will be hosted by CubaDupa’s Artists and Programming team Bianca Bailey (Wiri Donna) and Clark Mathews (DARTZ), and CCAT Nga Toi Māori Director Noel Woods (Grove Roots).

Attendance is completely free with no criteria or barriers to entry, however participants are asked to register their interest through CubaDupa’s website at www.cubadupa.co.nz. Attendees can register for as many of the workshops as they wish, and any questions can be directed to CubaDupa via email at [email protected].

Managing money as a musician (Tues 7 June, 6 - 8pm)

Finding funding for your music (Tues 14 June, 6 - 8pm)

Release ready: radio, publicity & marketing (Tues 21 June, 6 - 8pm)

Successful shows & tours (Tues 28 June, 6 - 8pm)

Support for Māori musicians (Tues 5 July, 6 - 8pm)

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