Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust

The Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust received $3,188 to help bring a programme of Maori and Pasifika work to the 2019 Festival of Colour programme in Wanaka and the Southern Lakes.

The rural and deep south community is hungry for programming that represents these vibrant cultures in New Zealand, and particularly for youth to have the opportunity to see these cultures represented on local stages.

The funding will help bring three outstanding Maori and Pasifika performances to the festival, Including Maori Sidesteps, a quartet of singing comedians; Wild Dogs Under my Skirt, a theatre show featuring six Pasifika women; and Still Life with Chickens, a solo production written by D.F Mamea and performed by Goretti Chadwick.