About US

Take a look at our Outcomes Framework, Our Purpose and Shared Objectives below. 


Shared Objectives

The RAO Network has identified the following shared objectives:

Cross-pollinate effective practice and models of sector development across regions.

Facilitate regional-to-national collaboration.

Broker effective engagement by central government and other stakeholders with regional arts communities.

Share regional research and intelligence to identify and collate evidence of national sector needs, gaps, aspirations and priorities.

Support the capacity of regional communities to access COVID-response and other centralised arts sector resourcing.

Proactively seek opportunities to bring regional voices into decision-making spaces that inform national arts strategy, policy and resourcing.

Act as a strategic conduit to ensure COVID-response funding is able to reach into communities effectively at a regional level to support recovery.

Support the development of more responsive national arts strategies and policies, to ensure that centralised arts sector resourcing is fit-for-purpose and aligned to regional needs/priorities.

Create a more connected platform for arts advocacy and collaborate on efforts to support increased valuing of the arts – particularly in relation to community wellbeing and regional creative economies.


Take a look at our ‘Outcomes Framework’ that lists and discusses the impact area, example RAO activities and key RANA network activities.


RANA’s overall purposes are:

  • To operate as a community of practice: enabling peer-to-peer networking and sharing of knowledge.
  • Strategic and coordinated advocacy to support investment in the arts, culture and creativity sector across the regions of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Strategic and coordinated advocacy for the value and ongoing development of the Regional Arts Organisations as key regional-to-national arts infrastructure.

OUR resources

Take a look at the many useful resources listed on this site, both those created by RANA and those cohosted from our affiliated organisations. 

OUR Organisations

Regional Arts Network Aotearoa is comprised of a collection of regional art organisations. For more information, check out our organisations page below.