The LatAm CAPE in association with Victoria University of Wellington, invites you to free workshops on

Engaging with Latin America For Cultural & Creative Sector Professionals


New 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 11 February, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, Auckland campus 50 Kitchener Street

Past workshops:

  • 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, 5 February. For more information email Pippa Wisheart,


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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