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Get Involved!

The Shared Lines team would like to extend an invitation to Kaikōura community groups and individuals to get involved in the Shared Lines: Kaikōura Arts Festival - come join the party!

  Email Christine Taylor at if you would like to:

  • Show your talent on the Kaikōura Community Stage: For those with a song or two, a joke or a magic trick, a poem, a dance or a lip sync routine the Kaikōura Community Stage will showcase a non-competitive talent show format with slots ranging from about 5-10 minutes as part of the Kaikōura Street Festival on the evening of Saturday 23rd February

*All ages and abilities welcome!

To get involved email us with the subject line: COMMUNITY TALENT

  • Exhibit your artwork alongside local and international artists in the Shared Lines Arts Exhibition at the Memorial Hall: All you have to do is request a professional artist quality sheet of paper from us, get creative with it using any medium of your choice, and we will exhibit all works submitted before Friday 16th February 

*All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate

To request a sheet email us with the subject line: WORKS ON PAPER

  • Participate in the Pie in the Sky Night Bike Parade: Pimp out your bike with LED lights and other makeshift decorations during workshops with the Pie in the Sky team throughout the week, then show off your new ride in the Shared Lines: Kaikōura Street Festival by joining the bike parade on the evening of Saturday 23rd, or support the parade by dressing up, dancing or playing with Poi! Exact time and locations TBC

*All ages and abilities welcome (children under 14 must be supervised by an adult)

To get involved email us with the subject line: PIE IN THE SKY


  • Perform in Binge Culture’s award winning audience participation show WHALES: Wherever Whales travels around New Zealand, the pod is made up of local performers from the community. To join the pod and be part of the performance on Saturday 23 February, you must attend one 2-hour workshop on Friday 22 February. The workshops will focus on how to use participatory theatre techniques to build connection and community, by learning and rehearsing for the Whales performance

*Workshops are open to all ages and abilities (under 14s must be accompanied by an adult)

To get involved register here

  • Volunteer to support an event, a workshop, or visiting artist: In the lead up to and during the festival we will be looking for members of the community who are able to help us on the ground with roles such as gallery sitting the Shared Lines Exhibition, overseeing artist workshops and helping the team set up before and pack down after events

*Over 16's only

To volunteer please email us with the subject line: SHARING IS CARING

  • Learn Macramé: Artist Audrey Baldwin will be popping up all over Kaikōura with her Macramé kit in the lead up to the Shared Lines Arts Festival, join her then for an informal tutorial and a chat and/or attend her Shared Snood workshops on Tuesday 19th (for kids) or Wednesday 20th (for adults) to contribute to and enjoy a warm macramé safe space to discuss aspirations for the future

*All welcome (children under 14 must be supervised by an adult)

No registration required: times and locations TBC

  • Knit a Net: Join SL:K's Artist in residence, Yasuaki Igarashi in making Sora-Ami, a large public artwork that will be installed in Kaikōura during the arts festival. Igarashi will be hosting workshops all over Kaikōura during February including the week of the festival

*All welcome (children under 14 must be supervised by an adult)

No registration required: dates, times and locations TBC


Please register your interest as soon as possible: we look forward to hearing from you!

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