Arts Access Aotearoa and a network of creative spaces throughout New Zealand will celebrate Creative Spaces Week 2020 from Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February, aiming to increase public awareness about their value to people’s mental health and wellbeing. Keep Reading
Creative Spaces Community
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.
Hon Carmel Sepuloni has asked officials from the Ministry for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Office for Disability Issues to work on developing an Arts and Wellbeing Strategy, with work due to commence this year. The Minister has said that officials will stay in touch with Te Ora Auaha throughout the process. Keep Reading
Wellington creative space Pablos Art Studio uses art and creative exploration to encourage people to transform their lives and re-engage in the wider community. It offers free arts opportunities such as materials, workshops, demonstrations, individual tuition, discussion and critique groups, outings, outreach programmes, and individual and... Keep Reading
“Over the past couple of years, Circability has expanded its programmes, collaborations and engagement throughout Auckland and Northland,” says Jenny Hutchings, Creative Spaces Advisor at Arts Access Aotearoa. “It’s achieved this through the vision, leadership, courage and hard work of its director.” Keep Reading
"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
Greetings friends, fans and family of WIDance. It’s been an exciting year for Wellington Integrated Dance, with lots going on. We’ve been growing relationships and connections with old friends and new, and solidified the relationship with our dedicated team of regulars. Keep Reading
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
“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. 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