Art · Creativity · Community
Innovation · Equity
Kia ora! My name is Dione Joseph. My passion and skills are at the intersections of the creative sector, social innovation and community action. I'm a writer and strategist, director and dramaturg, speaker and facilitator. My spheres of creativity and commitment are focused on elevating and amplifying the voices of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) communities and I choose to do this through exploring the power of story, creating systems change and shaping space and communities to grow in alignment with our environment, our ancestral ways of knowing and new ways of being. I'm the founder of Black Creatives Aotearoa and co-founder of JK Productions: He Kōrero Ngā Tahi. My writing can be found in publications like the NZ Herald, Canvas Magazine, DANZ, Australian Stage and I've also authored two book chapters and several academic articles on theatre and performance. I'm an alumna of the New Zealand Leadership Program and humbled to have been the first New Zealander at the prestigious Lincoln Center Director's Lab.