Are you a South Waikato-based creative wanting to start a business, develop your side hustle, or build an income stream through your craft?

Co-Creatives is a 12-week programme designed to help you successfully launch or grow your own creative business. 

The 2023 programme finished recently. Express your interest to be part of the 2024 cohort below.

Stoke your creative fire, grow your business acumen

Work alongside some of Aotearoa's most renowned artists and professionals, grow your sense of purpose, find hope for your future, and learn how to develop or grow your very own creative business through this 12-week accelerator.

What does the programme involved?

Co-Creative participants get to:

  • Learn from New Zealand's most renowned artists and professionals

  • Participate in a series of entrepreneurial modules (topics include personal branding, business modelling, market research, and marketing strategy)

  • Participate in a series of artist modules (topics include digital art and the metaverse, sounds of our whakapapa, and personal branding for artistic entrepreneurs)

  • Work one-on-one alongside a mentor throughout the programme

  • Enjoy 2x two-day noho marae stays at the beginning and end of the programme

  • Design and deliver a community showcase at the end of the programme, showcasing their creative journeys

  • Join our global network of impact entrepreneurs

Meet the 2023 Co-Creatives cohort

This year's Co-Creatives cohort was filled with inspiring creatives from all disciplines (from visual artists to photographers, painters, performing artists, and more). They blew us away each week with their willingness to learn and drive to grow as individuals and creatives, and we couldn't be prouder of them. 

Teariki-Terae Tearoa-Natua

Teariki-Terae Tearoa-Natua
Dior Wright

Dior Wright
Grace Ratima

Graphic Designer

Grace Ratima - Graphic Designer
Owen Pomare


Owen  Pomare - Engineer
Reina Treadaway


Reina  Treadaway - Photographer
Teokotai Tangimetua-Paio

Teokotai Tangimetua-Paio
J'quahn Morunga-Rewita

Beat Maker

J'quahn Morunga-Rewita - Beat Maker
Heidi Kaye

Wellness Coach

Heidi  Kaye - Wellness Coach
Aidan Blowes

Graphic Designer

Aidan Blowes - Graphic Designer
Te Haate Farrar

Te Haate Farrar
Kamaea Hakaraia


Kamaea Hakaraia - Entertainer

A look into the Co-Creatives journey

Check out the topics that our 2023 Co-Creatives cohort explored throughout the programme.

Impact Hub is proud to have the support of Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage for the delivery of Co-Creatives


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