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"With a camera in hand a newly found confidence can begin"

Foto iwi is a not for profit charitable trust established to encourage and support  NZs young creatives through the visual arts.   
We believe that if we can support our young people  to explore creativity  they can be empowered to find their voice and share their own stories through photography and film making.
 We have found that through our programmes this  can sometimes be the very  first time rangatahi can feel  confident and reassured in their ability to feel inspired and to also  inspire others . With a camera in hand a newly found confidence can begin.

Our dream is that the youth of small town NZ should  have the same opportunities as our big city teens so we can travel to you.  Foto iwi is not  only seeking those who already have an interest  for visual arts but those who may be watching from the outskirts, be curious and keen to explore. 
We also know that often parents and schools budgets are stretched so as a charitable trust Foto iwi applies for funding so we can encourage and support a small group of youth from your school.
Our workshops are flexible and we have a range of creative programmes that can also be beneficial to your school.  Some schools may offer our programme after school or during lunchtime some choose to make it part of their curriculum. 

Foto iwi School programme  can follow a 4 or 6 session timetable and encourages students to think about their community, their school environment and kaupapa and gives some insight into creative career pathways.
An exhibition for the students to share their work with their peers and community is also part of the programme another positive way to further encourage each student.

As we know Creativity encouraging mindfulness can allow for :
- Increased calm and resilience 
- Increased focus and attention 
- Enhanced self-awareness and conflict-resolution skills 
- Increased kindness, empathy, connection and pro-social behaviour 
- Statistically significant increases in emotional and general wellbeing

We believe in Foto iwi and young creatives , we look forward to working with you.