Kia ora e hoa ma, dear friends, thank you for your interest in sharing your gifts and bringing your talent, wisdom and knowledge to Earth Beat Festival 20-24 March 2024.
We would like to encourage earth-based sustainability, activism and practical ‘how-to’ workshops, as well as workshops for Kids and Youth at the 2024 festival.
By default, workshop facilitators receive one free entry, one free vehicle pass and one meal on the day of their workshop. This is limited to one of each per accepted application. Once your application is accepted, you will be contacted by our workshops team to discuss further details and confirm your place at Earth Beat. There will also be options to purchase additional tickets for extra facilitators or workshop support people at a reduced cost of $265.
Note that we have decreased our total number of workshop offerings for 2024 in order to create more space during the festival for community & connection. Due to the vast number of applications, we cannot accept them all.
Please take the time to read and complete the application form below. Applications close on Wednesday 13 December 2023.
Earth Beat is not like any other festival. It is vital for those who apply to be familiar with our kaupapa (purpose), the reason ‘why’ our festival exists. You can read more about Earth Beat and our kaupapa here.
The team at Earth Beat will be evaluating applications and creating the 2024 workshop programme based on the principles below. The principles are guidelines and should not be considered as necessary criteria for your application.
Align with the kaupapa of Earth Beat and our workshop content areas: Mātauranga / Indigenous Wisdom, Parenting, Activism and World Affairs, Movement, Kaipara moana, Science / Technology, Permaculture / Sustainability, Money / Finance, Wellbeing, Meditation, Yoga, Dance, Kids, Youth
Grow awareness and understanding of, and encourage discussion around important issues and events of global and national significance.
Foster connection to nature and our mother earth (Paptūānuku), especially through Aotearoa New Zealand based Māori/indigenous practices, wisdom and knowledge.
Curate and facilitate connection intentionally to help nurture a unified field.
Add value to Ātiu Creek (physically and spiritually).
Consider all generations and abilities intentionally (including youth/kids/seniors, multigenerational participation, limited mobility, etc). Kids’ workshops will be referred to our children’s workshop organisers.