Holding Space Aotearoa is a non-profit Arts Organisation with a mission to 'hold space' for our artistic community and worthy causes. Our focus is on community projects, events, workshops and open mics. We create opportunities and content for local artists to expand their careers, up skill, empower, inspire and connect with others.



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Holding Space are proud to be releasing our first compilation album for our SW4CA Community Project this NZMusicMonth of May.

Involving 12 artists from various backgrounds, perspectives and genres; we recorded 12 songs at Roundhead Studios. These are mainly striped back acoustic versions with some surprises in there. 

Special thanks to Waitematā Local Board and Waitematā Low Carbon Network for funding the recording and release of this album.

Parts of this project are supported by Puketāpapa Local Board, Puketāpapa Low Carbon Network, Grey Lynn 2030 & Howick Local Board.


Upcoming Events

  • SW4CA Workshop #19  Songwriting & Kaitiakitanga  w. Jean Yern
    27 Aug, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    UXBRIDGE: Arts & Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
    An introduction to some Te Ao Māori concepts as an inspiration for songwriting and connecting to our environment.
  • SW4CA Showcase @ Uxbridge
    Sun, 14 Aug
    UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture
    14 Aug, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
    Enjoy an afternoon of music from a talented line-up of musicians involved in the Songwriters 4 Climate Action Project.
  • SW4CA Workshop #18  Ecology Meets Music Talk @ Uxbridge
    14 Aug, 2:00 pm – 15 Aug, 3:00 pm
    UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
    Join Songwriters 4 Climate Action for a talk and inspiration from the Ecology Arts Exhibition currently running at Uxbridge in Howick (followed by a live music showcase.)
  • Young Blood Open Mic #3
    Thu, 07 Jul
    Kingsland Trinity Methodist Church Hall
    07 Jul, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Kingsland Trinity Methodist Church Hall, 400 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
    A fun, slick, curated open mic to encourage our young talent (18 and under).
  • SW4CA Vol.1 Album Release
    Fri, 27 May
    27 May, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Auckland, 55 Madden Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    A night to celebrate the digital release of our first compilation album as part of our Songwriters 4 Climate Action Project
  • Portland Open Mic Special: Graham McGregor Single Release: Other People's Money
    17 May, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm NZST
    Auckland, 463 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
    A casual celebration to mark the release of Open Mic legend - Graham McGregor's first single from his upcoming Album: Other People's Money.
  • Win-Win Open Mic w. Jono Annandale
    20 Apr, 7:30 pm – 27 Jul, 11:30 pm
    Win-Win Bar, 212 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
    Weekly Wednesday Open Mic hosted by Jono
  • Portland Open Mic w. Ema Barton
    Tue, 19 Apr
    The Portland Public House
    19 Apr, 8:00 pm – 19 Jul, 11:50 pm
    The Portland Public House , 432 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
    Portland's popular weekly Tuesday Open Mic in Kingsland. 8pm - midnight. A great bustling community, great food, drink and supportive environment. We book 20min slots.


Community Driven Arts


Projects to help local artists get to the next level

Helping The Community with Workshops, Up-skilling, Networking

Gigs, Exhibitions, Open Mics
and creating Content