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This Lab offers the opportunity to develop language tools for professional art settings, with focus on writing proposals and funding applications.

Poet Liam Jacobson will focus on unraveling inspiration to sharpen your voice in aim of finding succinct ways to describe personal practice and projects.

Subsequently Artspace Aotearoa Kaiāwhina Whakaaturanga Assistant Curator Robbie Handcock will guide participants to apply this newly developed language inside the frame of application writing.

Participants will produce frameworks to apply to future submission requirements.


Confidence in describing and discussing your practice in any settings, proposal, application and grant writing work


Liam Jacobson (Kāi Tahu) is a poet, artist and performer from Manurewa, South Auckland. Working both independently and collaboratively, they’ve exhibited drawings and shared poems in galleries, pubs and alleys across Aotearoa and overseas. They’ve also facilitated a range of workshops focussed on both poetry and theatre. Liam’s debut poetry collection, ‘Neither’, was recently published by Dead Bird Books.

Robbie Handcock is an artist and curator based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He is currently the Kaiāwhina Whakaaturanga Assistant Curator at Artspace Aotearoa. Previously, Robbie was a facilitator with artist-run gallery play_station in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and Public Programmes Officer for Gus Fisher Gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Maximum Participants: 15

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  • Available to The Kit Subscribers


  • Sat 06 Apr


  • 10:00 am — 3:00 pm


  • 292 Karangahape Road
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland