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Aotearoa live performance creatives and stories are recognised as the best in the world



Bringing communities together to share stories that encourage the world to foster empathy and equity


  • We build responsive and relevant sector capability through radical transparency

  • We champion people and stories that have transformational potential 

  • We deliver world-class producing and arts management services

About the Founder

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Ko Ruapehu tōku maunga

Ko Whanganui tōku awa

Ko Ngāti Haua, Ngā Wairiki ōku iwi

Vanessa is a wahine Māori/Pākehā (Ngāti Hāua, Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa) independent theatre maker and producer from Aotearoa New Zealand. With a degree in musical theatre, Immink found herself in the arts management world as a production assistant & tour manager on international touring shows like Singin In the Rain, Cats, Blue Man Group and Priscilla Queen of the Desert across 2014 – 2016.

Immink has previously held positions such as the Senior Programmer (Fringe Club) at Adelaide Fringe Festival (2019-2020), Senior Producer & Marketing Manager at Kia Mau Festival (2020-2021) and the Project Producer for Māori advocacy organisation Ngā Hua Toi (2020 – 2021).

In 2021 Immink created VOLT, a digital education arts management platform for independent producers and self-producing artists – a hub for independent creatives to learn practical producing and arts management skills.

In 2022 Vanessa was selected as one of 25 emerging BIPOC producers to attend Theatre Producers of Color programme, a 10-week programme for BIPOC producers focussing on commercial producing in the USA and other international markets.

Vanessa is currently a 2023 International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) Global Fellow. 


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