Creativity: The Possibilities of Hope - A public Lecture
11 May 2015
Curt L. Tofteland is the founder of Shakespeare Behind Bars, an internationally acclaimed personal transformation program which combines art, theatre, and the works of William Shakespeare to create Restorative Circles of Reconciliation in prisons.
Hear the Creative Thinking Project’s fifth Creative Fellow talk about the difference creativity can make in people’s lives. During his visit (18 to 28 May), Curt Tofteland will make public presentations in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Read more
29 APRIL 2015
Myuran Sukumaran led the last years of his life as a reformed, rehabilitated prison arts tutor. He demonstrated how art practise can lead an offender to a place where he is able to say “You know, when I think back at my life, I never really contributed to anything. Now I'm doing all sorts of stuff around here. It feels good, really good."
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan with six other prisoners were executed 28th April after 10 years on death row with appeals waiting to be heard.
Richard Benge executive director Arts Access Aotearoa expressed his concerns in the March edition of Arts Access in Corrections. Read here
20 May 2015
Exult, a Tauranga-based training provider for the community sector, has a Tonic conference coming up. Registrations are now open for the conference on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of November. For more details, read here. Recently they've moved from a one-room office into an old house with a number of office spaces. Read more
Accessibility at Chamber Music New Zealand's Concerts
11 May 2015
Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) is touring 15 centres around the country with the Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble, and will include two audio described concerts in Auckland and Dunedin, held on 12 and 24 June. Read more
Building the IT capacity of your not-for-profit
16 April 2015
TechSoup New Zealand has been providing donated software and hardware from companies such as Microsoft to eligible charitable organisations in New Zealand since 2008. Read more
Making the most of Facebook
2 April 2015
Imagine an audience of 2.4 million people. That’s how many New Zealanders were on Facebook in 2014. How do you grab their attention? Or better yet, how do you get started on Facebook? Read more
Learning life skills through the performing arts
The performing arts – dance, theatre and music – can provide powerful ways to engage prisoners and develop a range of life skills such as team work, concentration, discipline, communication and empathy, says Jacqui Moyes, Arts in Corrections Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa. Read more