ART Venture programme New Zealand

ART Venture is a unique, year-long acceleration programme for entrepreneurial people working in the creative sector in Auckland, New Zealand.

David Parrish delivered a workshop on leadership for creative entrepreneurs as part of the ART Venture programme in 2015.

The ART Venture programme New Zealand brings together the arts, business, education and investment communities to back creative entrepreneurs and producers working in the Auckland region who are keen to contribute to Auckland’s cultural and economic development. The programme provides a flexible customised action-learning environment that, through peer-to-peer support, specialist coaching, a seed fund pitching process and an innovative curriculum, accelerates each participant’s creative enterprise.

Following his workshop and other projects in New Zealand, David provided advice and coaching on leadership and marketing to creative businesses involved in the ART Venture programme.

“David was totally invaluable to my growth as a leader. His calm and considered approach let me delve right into the core of the issues facing my organization and my own professional development. The feedback that he gave was specific, honest, extremely generous and had a transformative effect on my work. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
Sam Snedden. The Basement Theatre. Auckland, New Zealand

“David helped us to devise a marketing strategy which focuses on our competitive strengths and the best market segments. Using effective marketing techniques we have improved the way we connect our creative talents with profitable markets.”
Janina Gaudin. Director. Pepperbot Studios Ltd. New Zealand