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Toi Mai Pūrongo ā-tau | Annual Report 2023

We are pleased to share the Toi Mai Pūrongo ā-tau | Annual Report for 2022–23, one of our key accountability documents that contains performance reporting and audited financial statements.

In 2022–23, Toi Mai prioritised two major aspects of transformation:

  • becoming an organisation that ‘walks the talk’ by honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi in all of our mahi, processes and priorities, resourcing, relationships, governance and management
  • focus on discovery – with most Toi Mai industries new to the formal vocational education and training sector, we were disadvantaged on start-up in October 2021 with a lack of data and insights. A lot of effort has gone into plugging this gap by gathering baseline data and insights to support the Tertiary Education Commission and providers to invest in and deliver qualifications and programmes that will match industry, iwi/hapū/whānau and Māori business needs.

Join us as we look back over the past year and its key milestones. Read the full report here.

Government Expenditure to the Arts and Cultural Sectors

Toi Mai has conducted research looking into Government Expenditure to the Arts and Cultural Sectors.

The research can act as a foundational layer for us building knowledge and creating an evidence base for our sectors.

It can be used as a baseline for future replicable analysis, while also enabling the assessment of change over time.

Examined is ‘recreation, culture and religion’ expenditure compared to the OECD and between 2009 and 2021, relevant vote appropriations for ‘arts, culture and heritage’, and Lottery Grants Board Funding.

Read the report here.

Download a printable version here.

Report cover for the Toi Mai Operational Plan 2023-24

Iti rearea kahikatea ka taea – Toi Mai Operational Plan 2023–24

The title of our second Operational Plan is Iti rearea kahikatea ka taea which translates to ‘even the small rearea bird can ascend to the great heights of the kahikatea tree’.

Toi Mai Ohu Ahumahi may be the smallest of the six Workforce Development Councils, but with sustained effort, we will fly from branch to branch until we reach the karamatamata o te rākau in Te Wao Nui o Toi.

Iti rearea kahikatea ka taea – Toi Mai Operational Plan builds on our 2022–23 Operational Plan and outlines the TEC-funded mahi Toi Mai proposes to deliver between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024.


Investment Advice to TEC (April 2023)

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council develops investment advice for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to enhance vocational education and training to meet industry needs.

This is submitted in accordance with the functions of the Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) set out in sections 366 (j) and 411 of the Education and Training Act 2020.

If you have any queries in relation to the investment advice Toi Mai has developed or the 2024 funding from the PTE Strategic Fund, please email us at [email protected]

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Createch reports

Toi Mai has identified a workforce shortage in sectors where technology and the creative arts converge. Recent industry-led research into the digital technology and ICT workforce pipeline suggests that there are low proportions of women in tertiary and high school training, exacerbating workforce shortages. In international research, this phenomenon is characterised as a ‘leaky pipeline’ (c.f. Born & Devine 2015).

To identify where and why these ‘leaks’ are occurring, the following reports have been prepared by lead researchers outlining the barriers for women accessing creative technology tertiary training in Aotearoa:

Barriers for Women in Creative Technology Tertiary Training in Aotearoa – led by Oli Wilson, Catherine Hoad and Dave Carter from Massey University Wellington.

Ngā Whakakōroiroi: Exploring Hindrances in Createch for Māori, Pacific Peoples and Wāhine – led by Jani K. T. Wilson (Ngāti Awa, Ngā Puhi, Mātaatua) from the University of Auckland.

Te Wao Nui o Toi

Te Wao Nui o Toi conveys industry views on addressing the acute shortage of skilled below-the-line production workers in Toi Pāho: defined for the purposes of the report as the film, television and interactive media industries.

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Click here for the printable version of the full report.

Te Tūmatakahuki o Toi Mai – Toi Mai Statement of Strategic Direction (2022–2025)

Te Tūmatakahuki o Toi Mai – The Statement of Strategic Direction outlines our organisation’s direction of operations, to ensure every three to five years we are evolving and changing according to the needs of our sectors and learners.

Toi Mai Annual Report 2021–22

The 2021–22 Annual Report is a first of its kind for Toi Mai as it outlines what we have prioritised as a newly established organisation within our first nine months of operation and how we will continue to build on this in the coming years.

Ka mua, ka muri – We look back to inform our way forward.

Embracing Digital Transformation (EDT)

Toi Mai is pleased to release its second Tertiary Education Commission WDC/TITO COVID-19 Response Projects Fund project report: Embracing Digital Transformation (EDT), which outlines how the Creative and Recreation Sectors of Aotearoa applied new digital delivery models due to the pandemic.

As part of the EDT project, an insights report titled The voices of Māori & Pasifika Performing Arts was produced on behalf of Toi Mai by Te Amokura Consultants, Rewa Harriman (Senior Consultant) – Te Whakatōhea and Leah Te Ua (Consultant) – Tuwharetoa/Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki.

Te rautaki whakawhanake o Toi Mai – Toi Mai Workforce Development Plan

Our first Workforce Development Plan (WDP) for the creative, cultural, recreation and technology (CCRT) sectors, articulates each sector’s workforce requirements to meet their strategic ambitions, with a particular focus on the role of vocational education and training.

This is a chance for our stakeholders – industry, businesses, training providers, iwi, Māori businesses, public sector organisations and learners – to see our emergent thinking.

In support of the full Workforce Development Plan, a summary has also been developed to provide an overview of the key information. Please click here to read.

COVID-19 Recovery Baseline Engagement and Data (BED) Project

Toi Mai is proud to release its first Tertiary Education Commission WDC/TITO COVID-19 Response Projects Fund project report: The COVID-19 Recovery Baseline Engagement and Data Project (BED).

Te ara whanake o Toi Mai – Toi Mai Operational Plan 2022/23

The operational plan outlines how Toi Mai will impact vocational education and training to meet future skills requirements for the sectors we represent: Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology (CCRT).