More than 150 contemporary and heritage New Zealand Pacific artists are meeting to focus on how best to develop their art and ensure more support for the future.
The aim of the two day summit at Te Papa in Wellington is to get feedback on a Pacific arts strategy by sharing ideas, experiences and aspirations.
Victoria University's Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika) Luamanuvao Winnie Laban said Pacific arts was in demand.
She said efforts were needed to make sure that Pacific artists had enough support to develop their work to its full potential.
For example, digital technology is one area that could really take off, she said.
"I think the digital is huge and as you know you look at our young generation now and they are very techno savy. I think we have to grow our capacity in that area and absolutely take a front position to using technology in promoting own arts and our Pacific artists."
Creative New Zealand, who is a key funder for the arts, has a strategy focussing on the long term development and ongoing support of all Pacific artists.
You can more information on the summit here.