We are Tautai, an organisation dedicated to the development and ongoing support of Pacific arts and artists. The name Tautai draws on the Samoan word for navigator, reflecting our desire to work alongside artists and offer guidance in enhancing their art practice.
Tautai was formed in the 1980s, when Samoan artist Fatu Feu’u and a group of friends came together with the shared aim of supporting the small group of then emerging artists and promoting Pacific visual arts. Since then, Tautai has supported the growing number of Pacific artists working across a range of art forms. We offer artists opportunities to come together through a range of activities, including mentoring, professional development, exhibition projects, workshops and social gatherings. In this way, Tautai not only helps Pacific artists to grow and succeed in their chosen contemporary art form, but also in their lives and as individuals making positive contributions to their wider communities.

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