• We produce festivals, exhibitions, & performances that promote Maori artforms.

  • We promote and support new directions for contemporary Maori art.

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The online forum for Maori arts

Maori art is inseparable from Maori culture. It is like a living organism that exists in the spirit of our people and drives them towards wider horizons and greater achievement.

Toi Māori Aotearoa: Māori Arts New Zealand is a Charitable Trust and an umbrella organisation that supports the development of contemporary Māori arts. It receives annual operational funding from Creative New Zealand and has permanent staff members based in Wellington, New Zealand.  

Toi Māori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Māori art. We exist to promote the vital, potent art and culture of a thriving contemporary people called Māori.

Our mission is to mobilise, develop and support our artist to reconnect with our communities and make Māori art and culture central to New Zealand's identity.



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