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Toi Ora Live Art Trust
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Enriching lives through creativity, connection and community

Toi Ora is an award-winning community arts trust providing a creative space and learning opportunities for people using mental health services and resident in the Auckland District Health Board area. We provide a participatory arts programme for people 17 years and older. Registration enables people to access our classes and workshops free of charge. Our goal is to allow people to create work that is meaningful to them and explore, develop and extend their skills. Our gallery space is open to the public for exhibitions of our artists' work and sales.

COVID-19: Toi Ora follows Government and Ministry of Health guidelines in order to keep our community safe


"Toi Ora has helped me change my attitude and my outlook on life. After my first visit, my attitude literally changed overnight because the programmes at Toi Ora have helped me to look at my new life from a whole new perspective!" – Keith
"Through Toi Ora I was able to connect with people who were kind and respectful. I could also reconnect with my creativity and feel the joy and satisfaction this can bring. Gradually, through friends, family and Toi Ora I have been able to feel safer in the world. I have found trust and have been able to enjoy my daily activities again." – Juliet
"Toi Ora was fundamental in my road to recovery and rediscovery. The encouragement and support showed to me by the staff and professionals at Toi Ora is something I'll remember for the rest of my life." – Maia

James King, Toi Ora artist, says: “Art was a pivotal tool that allowed me to adjust to life. It’s probably the most effective tool I have in my arsenal.”


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