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Please Do Touch exhibition to open in Hamilton

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:37 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition by Raglan artist Yaniv Janson, previously displayed in Paris and New York, will feature for the first time in New Zealand at ArtsPost, the gallery of the Waikato Museum in Hamilton. More >>

Arohata Prison Christmas concert “humanising and healing”

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:59 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

When Marama* got up on stage to sing in Arohata Prison’s annual Christmas concert, the audience wasn’t prepared for what happened next. As she sang the Whitney Houston song I will always love you , dedicated to her children, people began to cry. By ... More >>

Standing ovation for teacher and drama group

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:46 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Some of the men in Ruth Ratcliffe’s weekly drama group at Otago Corrections Facility find it hard to let go of their inhibitions when they first join up but gradually, the experience starts to get under their skin and they open up. More >>

Yaniv Janson’s art and activism

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:47 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The recipient of the Arts Access PAK’n’SAVE Artistic Achievement Award 2019, Yaniv has just completed a collection of works that he’s called Project 22 because each of the 10 paintings used 22 paint test pots. More >>

Robyn Hunt: fighting for human rights

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:44 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

“I can’t stand injustice and I can’t stand discrimination. It’s something you can’t just turn on and off. Once you know about it you have to keep on fighting to make things right,” says Robyn Hunt, recipient of the Arts Access Accolade 2019, More >>

Award recognises theatre giving voice to the homeless

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 2:17 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An Auckland theatre company where most of the actors have experienced homelessness was recognised in Parliament tonight when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Community Arts Award 2019 for its award-winning play called That’s What ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet awarded for accessibility

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:05 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s commitment to making ballet accessible to diverse communities around New Zealand was recognised in Parliament tonight (subs: 6pm Wednesday 11 September) when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All ... More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate the arts

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:23 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

A theatre project giving a voice to homeless people, a music therapy centre providing life-changing benefits to its clients, an artist who uses his art to engage people in social and environmental issues, a ballet company building new and diverse audiences, ... More >>

Wellbeing benefits when we participate in the arts

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 3:02 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Mental health touches everyone: families and communities across all regions of the country. Staying well in a world that can be confronting and confusing is of vital importance to the overall health of Aotearoa and everyone who lives here, writes ... More >>

Report presents findings about creative spaces

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 10:53 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

A report, Understanding the Value of Creative Spaces, presents key findings from a survey of creative spaces throughout New Zealand, intended to provide key decision-makers and agencies with information about the sector to better understand how the sector ... More >>

Minister to launch national arts and health network

Monday, 1 April 2019, 10:38 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

The arts and creativity contribute to wellbeing in everyday life. They are also increasingly valued as a cost-effective way to nurture healthy, resilient communities, says Te Ora Auaha, a national network to be launched in Wellington on Wednesday 3 ... More >>

Crip the Lit launches “little book with big ideas”

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:55 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

A new book, Here we are, read us: Women, disability and writing, creatively explores the sometimes complicated and often neglected relationship between writing and disability. More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2019 call for nominations

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 4:01 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

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

WIDance looks towards 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:10 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Inclusive circus, and performances for Matariki and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities are just three of the projects on the Wellington Integrated Dance 2019 calendar. More >>

It’s the Awesome Arts Access Auction

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:04 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Luxury getaways, affordable art from the quirky to the collectible, Cuba Street treats, and tickets to live performance are among the 60 items up for grabs at the annual Awesome Arts Access Auction, to be held at Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity, Dixon ... More >>

Changing perceptions about who can dance

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:46 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Auckland dancer Jesse Johnstone-Steele has been changing people’s perceptions about who can dance for the past 20 years. More >>

“Profound” impact of Beth Hill’s arts programmes

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 10:20 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

The vision, hard work and resilience shown by Beth Hill of Redemption Arts and Education Services has seen Northland Region Corrections Facility build an arts programme considered the benchmark for other rehabilitation and reintegration arts programmes in New Zealand. More >>

Lynn Freeman, champion of the arts

Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:21 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Lynn Freeman has been following, encouraging and championing New Zealand art and artists for nearly two decades now – as host of Radio New Zealand’s arts shows What’s Going On , The Arts on Sunday and now Standing Room Only . More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate diversity

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 5:01 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

A dancer challenging perceptions about who can dance, a festival building new audiences in the disabled and Deaf communities, a partnership project providing creativity and connections for alienated youth, a creative space in Christchurch providing a ... More >>

Awards recognise arts leadership in prisons

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:59 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

A leader in developing an innovative arts programme in Northland Region Corrections Facility, and a creative project led by Hastings secondary school students and young offenders in the Youth Unit of Hawkes Bay Regional Prison have been recognised at ... More >>



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