If you're a creative of African, Caribbean and/or mixed descent in Aotearoa, New Zealand - then this is the place for you. Creating work opportunities, sharing stories, information, and learning how we can work better as a community that is increasingly becoming more visible in Aotearoa NZ is our aim. We welcome all #BlackCreatives. Even if you're not based locally, if you have a connection to this country through other creatives, wanting to make work, or keen in developing a global black creative consciousness then you're in the right place. Our motto is to connect, create and collaborate. Join us.
Welcome. Nau mai. Haere Mai. We acknowledge our place on this whenua as both tauiwi and those who have Black and Māori and Pasifika ancestry.
THIS IS US...
Black Creatives Aotearoa was founded by Dione Joseph in 2018 to create a space where creatives of African and/or Caribbean descent could find a place to connect, create and collaborate in Aotearoa, New Zealand. From ten members in a Facebook group the community has grown to over 200 members across the country featuring writers, poets, singers, musicians poets, film-makers, chefs, restauranteurs, creative entrepreneurs, hairdressers and more. Join our community to learn more about other creatives, explore new opportunities and get along to some fine gigs across the country.
We are here for you! Email if you have any questions and stay posted as our website continues to evolve!