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Applications Open To Arts Access Aotearoa’s Fellowships

Friday, 5 August 2022, 12:14 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Applications to Arts Access Aotearoa’s inaugural Ngā Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Fellowships 2022 have opened. The fellowships will give the recipients financial support to create or develop an arts project or new work. The four fellowships, ... More >>

How The Arts Build Social Cohesion

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 12:01 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Access and inclusion to arts and culture affirms our identity and sense of belonging. A pandemic, however, has brought with it all manner of disruptions, restrictions and cancellations of what we took for granted. More >>

Embracing Change During A Global Pandemic

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 2:31 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

When Ruth Harvey left New Zealand in 2015 to work in the United States, she never imagined she would end up helping to guide a community arts organisation through the impacts of a global pandemic. Ruth, now back in New Zealand, blogs about the ... More >>

Commission To Write Solo Show For Tahi Festival

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 12:14 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Wellington writer, spoken-word poet and playwright Helen Vivienne Fletcher has received a commission to write a play from the TAHI Festival, an annual festival of solo performance in Wellington. Helen Vivienne Fletcher Helen is writing a full-length solo play, ... More >>

Students Champion Accessibility In Paper Jam

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 5:38 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Brand new Wellington company Imaginaries Theatre brings joy to the stage with a focus on sustainability and accessibility. Their wacky and imaginative workplace devised show, Paper Jam , premieres at BATS Theatre from 25 to 29 January. Cast members ... More >>

Waikato Creative Spaces To Help Address Gap

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 3:20 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Findings from research about the creative spaces sector , conducted by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage back in 2019, showed the need for more engagement and partnerships with Māori and Pacific communities. Artists refining their designs ... More >>

Using Christchurch as a giant creative space

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 1:53 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The White Room Creative Space in Christchurch will extend its hours and wants to use the city as a “giant” creative space, thanks to funding it’s received through the Government’s three-year Creative Spaces Initiative. Delivered by Manatū Taonga ... More >>

Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust grants 2021

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 10:31 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for applications for grants to the Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust. The grants will support the development of talented young artists living in the Greater Wellington region who face barriers in pursuing their ... More >>

Awards Celebrate Tikanga And Toi Māori At Hawkes Bay Regional Prison

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 8:05 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Accolade The vision, innovation and commitment of staff at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison were recognised this week with two leadership awards and the Arts Access Accolade at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021, presented by Arts Access ... More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021 Celebrate Diversity And The Arts

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 2:18 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An award-winning dancer, arts projects, a creative space nurturing mental health and wellbeing, a theatre company committed to accessibility, and leadership in delivering arts programmes in prisons were celebrated this week at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access ... More >>

Call For Nominations To Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:18 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding Deaf or disabled artist recognised? How about an inclusive project or programme celebrating community arts? Or a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Te Putanga ... More >>

Updated Guide To Increasing Arts Accessibility

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 1:22 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

“I want more than inclusion. I want equity and an arts sector committed to including disability artistry in its annual programme of works rather than a tick-box measure or one-off accessible performance,” says Pelenakeke Brown, one of a dozen artists, ... More >>

Rue-Jade Morgan Connects Prisoners To Their Culture

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 1:40 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

<img src="" width="720" height="462"> Rue-Jade Morgan initially assumed he must have done something wrong when a prison psychologist greeted him with the ... More >>

Advocate For Access And Inclusion In The Arts

Monday, 19 October 2020, 4:15 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Judith Jones’ involvement in audio description and with Arts Access Aotearoa since 2014 have been key elements in her kete as she continues to develop as an advocate for access and inclusion in the arts. A collage of images of audio describer Judith ... More >>

Arts For Health: Connecting With The Community

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:34 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

When the Hamilton-based Arts For Health Community Trust ran weekly “Zui” (Zoom meetings) for its artists during the Covid-19 lockdown, the participants were much more interested in talking to each other than in talking to the staff – and that ... More >>

Duncan Armstrong a trailblazing performer

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 10:51 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Even as a toddler Wellington performing artist Duncan Armstrong couldn’t stop dancing to music and once he got a taste of acting at primary school he was hooked. More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 Celebrate Diversity And The Arts

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 4:01 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An award-winning performing artist, arts projects and creative spaces nurturing mental health and wellbeing, a pioneer of accessibility in children’s theatre, and leadership in delivering arts programmes in prisons will be celebrated at Te ... More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 Go Digital

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 5:52 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

For the first time, Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 will be presented online instead of live at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13 October. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Arts Access Aotearoa will go digital so it can be sure the awards can be ... More >>

Giving Voice To People To Tell Their Stories

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:51 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Antoinette Spicer is a second-year journalism student at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Ōtautahi Christchurch. For her independent projects, she is creating a five-part podcast series on art initiatives and programmes that improve New Zealanders’ ... More >>

International Recognition For Audio Described Aotearoa

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:28 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Auckland company Audio Described Aotearoa has received international recognition for its efforts in providing audio description for blind and low vision arts patrons, particularly during New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown. Shaun James Kelly and Kirby ... More >>