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About Depot Hapori

Depot Hapori celebrates the people, collectives and organisations that we work who contribute to building a stronger creative future for Aotearoa, its creatives and its communities.

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together – and we believe that together we are stronger than the sum of our parts.

Cultural Icons

Depot’s Cultural Icons project celebrates people who have contributed significantly to New Zealand’s creative landscape. It is a series of recorded interviews and programmes whose aim is to share the histories, stories and experiences of some of our most significant visual artists, architects, publishers, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, arts commentators and philanthropists.

The interviews are between friends and contemporaries and form a fascinating cultural genealogy. Warm, informed and often intimate, the dialogues are a rare insight into these iconic people’s creative journeys, their youthful ambitions, their hurdles, successes and their contributions to New Zealand’s arts and culture scene.

Indigenous Ecology and Arts Wānanga

Coordinated by Restoring Takarunga Hauraki (RTH) and Depot, our team of volunteers and other collaborators and artists specialise in creating and expressing insights and connection with nature and with core Māori customary values of Tūrangawaewae, Kaitiakitanga, and Manaakitanga.

Building on prior successes working with local  schools and community groups we are expanding and solidifying our arts-and-science kaupapa promoting engagement with and commitment to RTH’s ecological restoration goals through creative collaborations with neighbouring communities at local reserves and sacred maunga.

Arts Makers Aotearoa

Arts Makers Aotearoa was formed by a group of arts makers who are concerned about the lack of support for the arts in New Zealand Aotearoa. They’ve identified the need for a diverse collective of makers to self-organise and create initiatives and resources that can sustain the members of our creative community.

Depot umbrellas Arts Makers Aotearoa allowing them to receive funding so they can advocate for and promote the arts in Aotearoa.

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