“We Connect & Grow Northland’s Arts, Culture & Heritage.”

Our organisation is mandated to develop the arts and cultural sector within the Northland region. We inspire creative endeavour through artistic projects, touring opportunities, education and specialised resources to develop and sustain our creative community’s artistic practice all over Tai Tokerau.

ArtBeat - Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Northland’s most vibrant and creative day of the year! ArtBeat 2024 is back on Saturday 24th February with a NEW VENUE – Putahi Park to Reyburn House, Whangarei Town Basin, get ready for an unforgettable celebration of art, culture, and community, and immerse yourself in a world of artistic wonders.

Follow ArtBeat and stay tuned for exciting updates! ArtBeat is Whangarei’s biggest FREE Interactive Arts Festival open to the whole community in Northland. ArtBeat has been an annual event in Whangarei for the last 26 years and is still going strong. 

This annual event has attracted over 8,000 people each year and we hope to continue to grow this event so more people in the community can enjoy this fun, family day out.


Purchase a $5 raffle ticket for our fundraising raffle for ArtBeat 2024! We are raising funds for the collaborating artists, supplies and infrastructure needed to run the event so that we are able to keep this event as a free-entry, all-inclusive, family day out! This is a raffle to win a 2-night stay for 4 people at the Hatea Treehouse in Whangārei on the weekend of ArtBeat + more…

Check out the accommodation here: https://rb.gy/ojw6nx

Prize Includes:

  • 2-night stay for 4 people in Whangārei on the weekend of ArtBeat at the Hatea Treehouse

Raffle drawn 1st February 2024 – there will be one winner who will be notified by phone and email.

Ticket holders must be available to stay on the 23 & 24th February 2024

Tickets are non-refundable, however, can be gifted if the prize is unable to be redeemeD

Arts & Craft/Community & Food Stalls

Are you a local arts, crafts, or food business? Community organisation or project? Express your interest in the opportunity to become a stallholder at ArtBeat.

Creative Call Out

Calling local talent & performers of all shapes and sizes. Are you a musician, busker, comedian, DJ, dancer, artist or entertainer?


Subscribe to our fortnightly e-newsletters to know what’s on in your region during the summer break! We share all the amazing events, creative opportunities and funding options that Te Tai ai Tokerau has to offer, in one simple email format. 

Check out What’s On this summer and support local!

Download the Creative Discovery and visit our amazing local creative spaces to indulge in beautiful artworks by Northland-based artists.

Be inspired by the Creative sector of Whangarei, Bay of Islands and the Far North, and enjoy your time in Te Tai Tokerau.



Follow the Creative Discovery trail and visit our amazing local creative spaces to indulge in beautiful artworks and creations by Northland based artists. There are a range of art practices around Whangarei, the Bay of Islands and the Far North, so be ready to be amazed! 


Creative Northland and Janet Nixon, small business tutor and coach is back with FREE business workshops and mentoring for creatives in Northland. Course participants also have access to free one-on-one business mentoring sessions with Janet.


With 2022 being the first official Matariki public holiday in Aotearoa, there are a multitude of events celebrating this special time of the year. If you’re travelling around Northland, make sure to download our Guide and head along to some of these wonderful events. 

Explore the Arts & Culture of Te Tai Tokerau

View the Northland Art Guide, which showcases the wonderful art spaces, museums, creative venues and galleries that Northland has to offer.


We are delighted to launch our very own Directory for Te Tai Tokerau. If you are a creative person, group or organisation or have a creative space available in Northland, then we want to promote you.

It’s EASY and it’s FREE!

We want our Creative Directory to be the focal point for profiling arts, culture and heritage in Northland, and actively promote listings. Add yours today by registering to our platform.


Keep up to date with current projects and news by registering to our fortnightly e-newsletter, informing you about the regional creative chat and what’s on around Northland.

Looking to visit some Heritage sites over the winter?

View the Northland Heritage Guide, which showcases the wonderful heritage sites and museums that Northland has to offer!


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