Aho-Tini 2030 - Arts, Culture & Creativity Strategy

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Bringing creativity and collaboration to everything we do in Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s creative capital for good reason. Wellingtonians love the arts, culture, and creativity, and the city attracts thinkers, creators and innovators.

We’ve developed Aho-Tini 2030, a bold strategy which will lead us through the next ten years of innovation and creation in our city. It’s one of a number of plans and strategies which will help us to deliver on our 2040 vision for Wellington – and we’d like to know what you think of it.

Aho-Tini 2030 combines the review of the 2011 Arts and Culture Strategy, together with the original Aho-Tini principles (2018), to give a new direction for cultural wellbeing in our city. It will enable Wellingtonians and visitors to explore and experiment with their own creativity.



Tō mātou wawata – tā mātou e kite ai

Our Vision – what we will see

The rich cultural traditions and identity of our capital city inspire our exciting and innovative arts, culture and creativity. Wellingtonians can access and participate in arts and culture, and explore their creativity. Innovation and collaboration are woven through everything we do.

Four focus areas will drive our success and help us achieve this vision:

  • Our people/Aho Tangata – connected, engaged, inclusive communities
  • Partnership with Māori/Aho Hononga
  • Our places and spaces/Aho Whenua – our city as a stage
  • Pathways/Aho Mahi – successful arts and creative sector, and careers


Have your say on the draft strategy

The draft strategy is now open for consultation, and there are lots of ways to provide feedback:

  • Make an online submission below. You can also upload any supporting documents and register your interest in making an oral submission
  • Social media - share your views on our Facebook page
  • Quick polls
  • In person - look out for our Long Term Plan community pop-up tour, or make an oral submission
  • Libraries - pick up a consultation document and submission form
  • Download a printable submission form here.

Feedback is open until 5pm, Monday 10 May 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bringing creativity and collaboration to everything we do in Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s creative capital for good reason. Wellingtonians love the arts, culture, and creativity, and the city attracts thinkers, creators and innovators.

We’ve developed Aho-Tini 2030, a bold strategy which will lead us through the next ten years of innovation and creation in our city. It’s one of a number of plans and strategies which will help us to deliver on our 2040 vision for Wellington – and we’d like to know what you think of it.

Aho-Tini 2030 combines the review of the 2011 Arts and Culture Strategy, together with the original Aho-Tini principles (2018), to give a new direction for cultural wellbeing in our city. It will enable Wellingtonians and visitors to explore and experiment with their own creativity.



Tō mātou wawata – tā mātou e kite ai

Our Vision – what we will see

The rich cultural traditions and identity of our capital city inspire our exciting and innovative arts, culture and creativity. Wellingtonians can access and participate in arts and culture, and explore their creativity. Innovation and collaboration are woven through everything we do.

Four focus areas will drive our success and help us achieve this vision:

  • Our people/Aho Tangata – connected, engaged, inclusive communities
  • Partnership with Māori/Aho Hononga
  • Our places and spaces/Aho Whenua – our city as a stage
  • Pathways/Aho Mahi – successful arts and creative sector, and careers


Have your say on the draft strategy

The draft strategy is now open for consultation, and there are lots of ways to provide feedback:

  • Make an online submission below. You can also upload any supporting documents and register your interest in making an oral submission
  • Social media - share your views on our Facebook page
  • Quick polls
  • In person - look out for our Long Term Plan community pop-up tour, or make an oral submission
  • Libraries - pick up a consultation document and submission form
  • Download a printable submission form here.

Feedback is open until 5pm, Monday 10 May 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • We want to hear your views on the draft Aho Tini 2030 - Arts, Culture and Creativity Strategy - a draft strategy to lead us through the next ten years of innovation and creation in our city. 

    Your feedback will be used to inform the final strategy, which is expected to be adopted on 30 June 2021.

    View the Aho Tini draft strategy here.  

    To make sure your feedback counts please complete the survey by 5pm Monday 10 May 2021.

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    All submissions (including name and contact details) are provided in their entirety to elected members and made available to the public at our office and on our website. Personal information will also be used for the administration of the consultation process including informing you of the outcome of the consultation. All information collected will be held by Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace, Wellington, with submitters having the right to access and correct personal information.

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