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Arts and Culture Resources


Looking to get your project off the ground, or to grow your group?


This page will put you in touch with local, regional and national resources to help with materials, marketing and people power. 

If you are looking for support or help, or have a resource you want to add, contact us.


Material resources

Archibalds Art Supplies

Local home based art store, open on Mondays or by appointment

Phone Mary on 027 3060 559 or 04 5270144


The Learning Connexion art shop

Art shop online and physically open during TLC class hours. Located in Taita

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Gordon Harris

Online and physical art store located in Wellington

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Hobby land    

Online art store

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Rosemary and co      

Online brush store. NZ delivery         

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Local paper supplier, Upper Hutt based

Paper shop open for sales 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 33 Montgomery Crescent, Upper Hutt

Phone 04 526 9662

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Music land

Online and physical Music shop located in Lower Hutt        

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Staging services and staff


High end sound and lighting hire, Lower Hutt based

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Grouse Lighting hire,

Ngauranga based lighting company, large scale projects

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Metro lighting

Lighting hire, Lower Hutt based        

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Professional lighting and staging services

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Crew wellington       

Directory of film crew available for work in Wellington region

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Pro Vid           

Local Upper Hutt theatre, sound, T.V technical production, and equipment services

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Amazin wood

Local Upper Hutt laser cutting and design services

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Sandiford print

Local Upper Hutt printing, trimming and folding services

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Digital marketing resources

A Step-by-step Guide To Hosting Meetings & Events With Zoom

What is it?
A practical step-by-step guide to setting up and hosting events and meetings with zoom.

Why is it useful?
If you would like to learn all about how to set up virtual meetings , but not sure where to start, this comprehensive online guide is a great tool.

Read it here


Creative NZ Video Series

What is it? Creative NZ Video Series on optimising your online marketing.

Why is it useful? Teaching arts organisations to take advantage of the power of online marketing to attract new audiences and increase returns.

Watch here



What is it? A drag and drop Instagram design app for curating the perfect Instagram feed.

Why is it useful? Upload a bunch of photos at a time, edit them, and then play around with your layout.

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What is it? Later is an online resource and Instagram scheduling tool.

Why is it useful? Stay on top of the biggest Instagram marketing trends! From how to grow your Instagram following to new tools, latest developments, design and trends.

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How To Use YouTube and Instagram Video to Promote Events

What is it? An insightful overview on why and how to promote an event using YouTube and Instagram.

Why is it useful? There are two powerhouse video channels that are undoubtedly the best places on the web to promote events: YouTube and Instagram. Find out how to best utilise these platforms to promote your event.

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What is it? An excellent system for emailing professional-looking campaigns to your database.

Why is it useful? An easy system for creating newsletters and campaigns to send out to a database If your database has fewer than 2000 contacts, you can use this resource for free.

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Online design resources

Poster my Wall

What is it? Online tool allowing anyone to create stunning graphics and videos without requiring any artistic skills.

Why is it useful? Create professional looking posters, video banners and graphics.

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What is it? Online desktop video editing tool.

Why is it useful? Contains heaps of features to make professional video content. And it’s easy to use!

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Be funky

What is it? A free online photo resizing and editing tool.

Why is it useful? This tool helps you to provide images that need to be specific sizes and formats for websites and social media pages.

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What is it? An online free design tool, for creating a variety of projects from flyers to your resume. Upgrade to full version with subscription.

Why is it useful? This is an easy-to-use tool, with design ideas and templates to get your design ideas off the ground, or provide you with inspiration for advertising and promotion.

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Community Arts Resources

What makes community projects successful?

  • Creative New Zealand

A series of in-depth tip sheets developed by Creative New Zealand to support community arts projects.

Why is it useful?
In these tipsheets, you will learn about:
– Making the community the centre of your project
– Creating strong artistic leadership
– Growing strong partnerships
– Creating a strong concept and project plan
– Establishing strong project management
– Keeping your project and people safe
– Creating effective documentation

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Community arts toolkit

The toolkit is aimed at people who lead or are interested in leading community arts projects and draws together best practice from Aotearoa and other parts of the world.

Why is it useful?
In the toolkit, you will find:
– Inspirational projects
– Tips and characteristics for strong community arts projects
– Resources to help develop projects
– Links to support and networks
– Key to the project is a series of videos of amazing practitioners from around the country – sharing their projects and knowledge.

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Volunteer Management toolkit

The volunteer management toolkit is intended for use by boards, managers and coordinators to help attract, manage and retain volunteers.

Why is it useful?
The toolkit provides you with:
– Advice on planning your volunteer management system
– Tips on finding and selecting the right volunteers for your organisation
– Instructions on inducting and training volunteers
– Guidance on retaining volunteers
– Templates

Templates included
– A code of conduct
– Application forms
– Appointment letter
– Decline letter
– Interview plan and questions

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Communitynet Aotearoa

What is it? Communitynet Aotearoa is an online hub where you can find and share resources designed to strengthen community organisations.

Why is it useful? These resources are designed to strengthen community organisations and include ‘How To’ guides, stories and case studies, information and advice, tools and templates.

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What Works

What is it? What Works helps organisations gather robust data and information to tell a real story about what they are doing and the difference it makes.

Why is it useful? If you need to reflect on your work, demonstrate its effectiveness and keep improving your practice, this site is for you.

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UHCC Grants and Funding

What is it? Funding within our local community

Why is it useful? Find out about various funds that are available in Upper Hutt for your project, when to apply and how.           

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UHCC Virtual Heritage tour

What is it? Local resource by the UHCC community heritage team.

Why is it useful? Want your project to be connected to local history? Take a look at this local heritage tour and find out how to connect with our UHCC Heritage team.

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