Coming Together for Creative Experiences

Join us as facilitator for the craft project! Plan film screening, workshops and be interviewed for the radio.

Register to attend free cultural film or video presentation and discussion on the first Tuesday evening of the month.

Register to attend free practical craft workshop facilitated by ethnic creatives on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month.

Shama is looking for ethnic and cultural crafters to take part in our project called “Coming Together for Creative Experiences”, which involves all our senses through films, radio, craft, and food. This project is a multi-sensory approach to increase social cohesion and cultural understanding.

As a project collaborator, you will be representing your culture or craft through demonstration of an art/craft workshop and/or you will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate a film and discussion event and be a guest presenter on the local radio station. Shama will be handling all the project logistics, publicity and costs.

Each month will focus on a different culture: craft, crafter, food, and film. Hence, we’re looking for at least eight different cultures.

Benefits of participation include getting recognition for your talent which could bring you customers or clients. You will also be helping to create more social cohesion and intercultural understanding in Hamilton.

If you would like to partner with us in this project, please contact the project coordinator, Samantha Rose, via projects@shama.org.nz or phone 027 843 3002.

Project Details

There will be eight day-time workshop sessions over eight months where a cultural crafter or ethnic artist will lead a 2-3 hour workshop on their chosen craft to a group of people from the public.
There will be eight movie nights. When possible the movie will be related to the culture or country of the craft person. It will be an engaging event where people can ask questions after the movie.
There will be a weekly half-hour radio show where the Shama host will interview people from the month’s culture/country who will share stories of interest, information, news, and other relevant content