"We are a dance company that provides training opportunities and performance opportunities for people with disabilities. I always find it a bit bizarre using that word 'disabilities' because for me it’s just about people. But they are the community that we work with. We also do a lot of education, teacher training to share our ideas about... Keep Reading
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Toi Ora Art Trust is a Creative Space in Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand.
Creative Spaces are organisations where people can make art, or participate in artistic activities such as theatre, dance, music, film and creative writing.
Below is a stream of content created in a growing number of Creative Spaces websites.
Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Australia Council for the Arts recently put out a call for research into the contribution of the arts to wellbeing, public value and social inclusion. After more than 20 years making, managing, teaching and researching community-based arts and applied theatre, I have grown weary of... Keep Reading
It’s been a busy month of meetings and events – from the launch of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Hansel and Gretel season and its audio described performances to the annual fundraising Pablos Art Auction, an Opportunity Arts exhibition in Parliament, an Arts Access Aotearoa board meeting and a meeting with Minister Carmel Sepuloni. Keep Reading
Community art galleries, cafes and libraries in Christchurch are offering people a “unique and fresh view of the world” through art exhibitions featuring work by artists from The White Room Creative Space. Keep Reading
Opportunity Arts, a Wellington creative space, is showcasing the artwork of self-taught artists in an exhibition at Parliament’s Bowen House Gallery until 5 December. Keep Reading
Vincents Gallery presents an exhibition of artworks- all for sale for under $20! With Christmas fast approaching, this is an ideal opportunity to purchase gifts including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, crafts and more. Keep Reading
Serving a community sentence in creative spaces 30 October 2019By Antoinette Spicer“Community Art Works has helped me think outside the box, serve others and make a positive contribution to the Nelson community,” says Mark*, a young man completing his Community Corrections sentence. “Rather than complaining and feeling sorry for ... Keep Reading
A place to stand, a sense of belonging and connection, whānau … All of us on the recent panel about arts and creativity at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington used these words to discuss how the arts can nourish our health, wellbeing and sense of community. Keep Reading
Shapeshifter, a solo retrospective exhibition by Carmen Brown, will open on Monday 7 October at Pūmanawa Gallery The Arts Centre in Christchurch. Marking Brown’s return to The Arts Centre after an absence of nearly ten years, Shapeshifter presents Brown’s unique way of seeing. It offers to Christchurch a defiant sen... Keep Reading
Shapeshifter, a solo retrospective exhibition by Carmen Brown, will open on Monday7 October at Pūmanawa Gallery The Arts Centre in Christchurch.Marking Brown’s return to The Arts Centre after an absence of nearly ten years,Shapeshifter presents Brown’s unique way of seeing, offering to Christchurcha defiant sense of place, ... Keep Reading
Hawkes Bay singer/songwriter Hinewehi Mohi led the singing of New Zealand's national anthem in te reo Māori during the closing ceremony of Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2019, where all of the recipients went on to the stage and the national anthem was sung in New Zealand’s three official languages: te reo Māori, English and New Zealand... Keep Reading
A Wellington exhibition, Get a Hat, Get a Head, is using hats to break down stigma around mental health and spark discussion in the wider Wellington community during Mental Health Awareness Week from 23 to 29 September. Keep Reading
Gathered articles and stories from 2019 and the Disability Pride Week. Keep Reading
Gathered news stories from 2019 and the Disability Pride Week. Keep Reading
When the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre first opened in 2004 it had just one client, one music therapist and two instruments – a violin and a piano. Fifteen years later the centre has over 260 clients, nine music therapists and more than 500 different instruments. Keep Reading