Engaging with Latin America For Cultural & Creative Sector Professionals

20 November 2020 8:45am — 1:00pm

ew Zealanders in the cultural and creative sectors are increasingly working internationally whether through exhibitions, creative projects, professional exchanges, internship programmes, joint research projects and digital media.

This half-day workshop (8.45am-1:00pm) will equip you with the skills to engage with Latin America to build enduring and productive cultural/creative partnerships, enhance your practice and increase your impact at the local, national and international level.

Dates and venues

  • Auckland 16 November, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, Auckland campus
  • New Plymouth 18 November, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
  • Dunedin 20 November, University of Otago
  • Christchurch 23 November, Canterbury Museum
  • Wellington 25 November, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

Time: 8.45am-1:00pm

Registration: places are limited to 20 people for each workshop. Please register via this link by 5pm, 9 November. For more information email Pippa Wisheart, pippa.wisheart@vuw.ac.nz.


Grounded in the latest theory and research, this workshop includes real-world examples, personal stories, practical tools and tailored advice for engaging with the cultural sector in Latin America.

You will hear from speakers with first-hand experience of cross-cultural collaboration between New Zealand and Latin America on topics including:

  • The benefits of engaging with Latin America
  • How to build strong partnerships
  • Skills for successful collaboration (including communication strategies, intercultural competencies and problem solving)
  • Co-creating effective intercultural products

Who should attend:

Professionals working in New Zealand’s cultural and creative sectors (including galleries, museums, archives and libraries, film, music, broadcasting, design and digital technologies, literature, performing and visual arts) interested in:

  • engaging in cultural/creative projects or partnerships with Latin America
  • enhancing their practice through intercultural collaboration
  • developing cultural/creative products that promote better understanding between NZ and Latin America.


Associate Professor Lee Davidson, Museum & Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and Professor Leticia Pérez, School of Conservation, Restoration & Museography, Mexico, have had a successful 7-year collaborative partnership. They are the authors of Cosmopolitan Ambassadors: International exhibitions, cultural diplomacy and the polycentral museum (2019, Vernon Press) which explores the 6-year collaboration between Te Papa and the Mexican government involving the exhibitions E Tū Ake: Standing Strong and Aztecs: Conquest and Glory. They have a wide experience of working across cultures, languages, countries, and institutions, and are experienced facilitators of workshops and symposia for cultural sector professionals.

Cost: this workshop is fully funded by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence.

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