Festival of Adult Learning

September 7–13, 2020

Adult learning can take place at many different places and levels of the community. The Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga celebrates adult learning wherever it is happening - at home, at the local library, community centre, sports club, private training organisation or university.  Our 2020 festival will be the grand finale for our Year of Lifelong Learning and will include a wrap party showcasing some of the many activities that have taken place during the year.

Festival funding is now available and we welcome applications from you to fund events that you would like to run during the festival week OR earlier as part of our celebration of lifelong learning.

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to run events and activities later in the year to celebrate the Year of Lifelong Learning and annual Festival of Adult Learning. Applications for funding for events are NOW OPEN again and we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Funding will be available for events that take place at different times during the year OR in the usual way during the festival week September 7–13. Funding will be allocated according to the scope and strength of event ideas. We encourage individuals and organisations to work collaboratively or regionally and to be innovative - perhaps taking some events online. In light of current restrictions around large gatherings we do NOT recommend running expos or events that put people at risk. 

Grants of $300 - $500 will be available for small events while larger grants will be allocated to communities or regions working together on a more elaborate event or range of events.

 

Let's Get Learning Waiata

Let’s get learning
Let’s get learning
Kai ana i te mātauranga

Let’s get learning
Keep the fire burning
Kai ana i te mātauranga