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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 >>

Audio Described Aotearoa goes online

Monday, 11 May 2020, 10:12 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s announcement in April that it would livestream videos of previous productions, making them available to a global online audience, was seen by Audio Described Aotearoa as an opportunity to include blind patrons in the audience. More >>

Audio Described Play In Te Reo Māori For Blind Children

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 3:58 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Auckland children who are blind or have low vision will attend a bilingual audio described performance of Ngā Manu Rōreka , a play by Apirana Taylor in te reo Māori and presented by Taki Rua Productions as part of its 26th annual Te Reo Māori Season. ... More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 call for nominations

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 12:33 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding Deaf or 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 ... More >>

Celebrating Creative Spaces Week

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:51 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

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 ... More >>

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 >>