Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai, kia ora koutou, talofa lava, bula vinaka, mālō e lelei, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu


Welcome, welcome, welcome

Join us in Aotearoa New Zealand for the 7th biennial ITAC conference! We’re thrilled to announce that 2024’s conference will be hosted by ITAC’s New Zealand Hub: the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.

Come together as artists using your creative powers to make a positive impact in your communities, schools, and beyond.

Whether you’re a community artist, participatory artist, or socially engaged artist (or whatever other title you go by), ITAC7 will be the place to be for international networking, professional development, partnership building, knowledge exchanges, and more. So mark your calendars, start planning your travel, and get ready to play at ITAC7!

ITAC7 is supported by The Chartwell Trust and is a part of the Chartwell 50th Anniversary where Chartwell celebrates 50 years of support, commitment, education, collecting and knowledge about the benefits of the visual arts for us all.

Register for ITAC7

Registration is now open, secure your spot today.

Registration for presenters is now CLOSED. We are pleased to announce that we have a comprehensive programme lined up and look forward to welcoming you all.

The Countdown is On








Key Dates

1 Sept 2023: ITAC6-7 Project Fund Applications Open

30 Sept 2023: ITAC6-7 Project Fund Applications Due

30 Oct 2023: Call for Proposals

30 Oct 2023: Applications for Financial Support Open

31 Oct 2023: ITAC6-7 Project Fund Applicants Notified

19 Feb 2024: Registrations Open

1 Mar 2024: EXTENDED TO 15 Mar 2024 Proposals Due

1 Mar 2024: EXTENDED TO 15 March 2024 Applications for Financial Support Closed

3 June 2024: Presenters Notified

5 July 2024: Draft Programme Announced

12 July 2024: Presenter Registration Deadline

26 July 2024: Final Programme Available

2 August 2024: Early-Bird Closes

5 September 2024: ITAC7 Begins

Keep Up-To-Date on Conference News


Listed alphabetically by surname

MICHELLE JOHANSSON – Kaitiaki | CEO, Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ

PETER O’CONNOR – Centre Director, Centre for Arts and Social Transformation

HUIA O’SULLIVAN – Te Atiawa ki Taranaki, Executive Director, Ngā Rangatahi Toa

SAM SCOTT – Artistic Director, Massive Company

SIMON SHARKEY – Director and CEO, The Necessary Space

TAHNEE VO – Centre Manager, Centre for Arts and Social Transformation

LEI ZHANG – Senior Event & Conference Planner, University of Auckland

Explore Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland

With an irresistible combination of magnificent natural scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, Auckland is a place of exciting contrasts and endless adventures. While you’re here, take the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery, world-class shopping, fine food and wine, rich culture, buzzing cosmopolitan lifestyle, action and adventure.

Begin planning your itinerary here.

Explore Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscapes. You’ll experience natural wonders and unique culture here that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

View a comprehensive tourist guide to New Zealand at this link.

New Zealand has myriad different events on throughout the year, from sports fixtures to cultural festivals. Add one to your itinerary before or after ITAC7.

Contact Us

Lei Zhang, Senior Event and Conference Planner