Creative Tech for Creatives – Far North

AwhiWorld and Far North REAP partnered on an initiative to build creative technology capacity in the arts via an Introduction to Creative Technology Training Workshop.

Part of the Awhi Incubator project, the Introduction to Creative Technology workshop targeted artists and creatives who want to work creatively with technology in their practice. The workshop covered:

      • augmented reality
      • e-textiles
      • 3D projection mapping
      • interactive, immersive installations
      • 3D scanning and printing
      • craft cutting



Creative Tech Coaching Available

Participants brough their project ideas to the tutors for advice, feedback and coaching.

The event provided an opportunity to introduce the Awhi Incubator programme, which opened to applicants the following week.

Past workshops of a similar kind have inspired participants to integrate technology into their existing creative practice, try out new tools and methods, and move into entirely different disciplines.


experience new possibilities

“The idea is to excite people about new possibilities and realities and open portals between practices. It’s hard for practitioners in more isolated areas to access the most up-to-date technologies even just to try and see if they are interested to experiment with further – we are plugging that gap with our Awhi Incubator programme alongside working with selected individuals more deeply.”

Dr Maggie Buxton



The workshop took place on the 30th of March at the Far North REAP training centre .


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It is specifically targeted at artists, creatives, Toi Maori practitioners and others keen to integrate technology into their practice in some way – including via a specific project. We will have a variety of types of creative tech and can demo these for you and explain the contexts in which they are used.

No. You will better understand the technology involved, and get coaching on your ideas and your practice. We can then advise you on the best places to get the necessary skills – including our courses if appropriate.

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