Our funders and supporters

Arts Access Aotearoa works with individuals and organisations to achieve its objectives. We acknowledge and value the commitment of all our funders, partners and supporters listed on this page.

­ Arts Access Aotearoa is a registered charitable trust (CC33533) and you can claim a tax credit on any donation of $5 or more. If you would like to help us ensure all people in New Zealand have access to the arts, you can be sure we will use your tax deductible donation wisely.

On this page, we describe some of ways you can support our services and projects. You may also wish to talk to Richard Benge, Executive Director (E: richard.benge@artsaccess.org.nz T: 04 802 4349).

Core funder

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand logoArts Access Aotearoa receives core funding from Creative New Zealand under its Toi Totara Haemata investment programme.

Major contract

Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections logoArts Access Aotearoa has a contract with the Department of Corrections to support and advise on the arts as a tool in the rehabilitation process of prisoners.

Local government

Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council logoWellington City Council supports us to deliver access to the arts in Wellington City, including the Arts For All Wellington network.

Arts Access Awards 2016 core sponsors

CQ Hotels Wellington

CQ Hotels Wellington logoCQ Hotels Wellington sponsored the Arts Access CQ Hotels Wellington Community Partnership Award 2016.

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand logoCreative New Zealand sponsored the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2016. 

Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections logo

The Creative New Zealand sponsored the Arts Access Corrections Leadership Award 2016 and the Arts Access Corrections Community
Award 2016.

Awesome Arts Access Auction event partner

CQ Hotels Wellington

CQ Hotels Wellington logoCQ Hotels Wellington is a vital partner in this annual fundraising event. For more sponsors and supporters of the 2015 auction, read more

Project partners 

The Creative Thinking Project logoUniversity of Auckland's Creative Thinking Project 

The Creative Thinking Project partnered with Arts Access Aotearoa to present six public events featuring Curt Tofteland, founder of the Shakespeare Behind Bars programme in the US.

Think Differently Campaign

Think Differently CampaignThe Ministry of Social Development’s Make a Difference Fund supported Arts Access Aotearoa's 2014 national I'm an Artist Campaign as part of its Think Differently Campaign.

Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development logoMinistry of Social Development funding supported Arts Access Aotearoa's 2015 Arts Access Advocates: A National Partnerships project. 

Grants and donations

Foundation North logo

Foundation North
Canterbury Community Trust  
Infinity Foundation
Mazda FoundationMazda Foundation Logo
The National Foundation for the Deaf logoNational Foundation for the Deaf 
Nikau Foundation logoNikau Foundation
Thomas George Macarthy Trust
Wellington Community Trust
Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust

Legal services

Chapman Tripp logo

Chapman Tripp


We are grateful to the following organisations for their ongoing support of Arts Access Aotearoa and its work:






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