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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS: “Rā Whānau ki a King Street Artworks celebrates artists, staff and programmes at this Masterton creative space. Read the story about King Street Artworks


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Creating art that breaks the silos

21 December 2022
“There’s nothing better than getting into a space with smells, things to taste, light, sound and textures, and having a jolly good play together. That's where the magic happens,” says Charlotte Nightingale, the recipient of the Whakahoa Kaitoi Te Puna Toi Creative New Zealand Arts For All Fellowship 2022. Read more about Charlotte Nightingale’s project 

Documentary gives hope to prisoners

16 December 2022
Men in the Matapuna Special Treatment Unit of Christchurch Men’s Prison had a lot to reflect on when they watched the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu through state care and prison in a special screening of the award-winning Conch documentary, A Boy Called Piano, directed by Nina Nawalowalo. Read the story about the documentary

Fellowship to explore storytelling

16 December 2022
Paying homage to the “creativity, courage and spontaneity” of the women who participate in the Home Ground collective is a key motivating force driving Sāla Roseanne Leota, recipient of the Whakahoa Kaitoi i Te Ara Poutama Arts in Corrections Artist Fellowship 2022. Read the profile of Sāla Roseanne Leota

Saying “no” in theatre

25 November 2022
“I walked away from acting many years ago. The tale I tell is that I realised what I loved most about theatre was storytelling, and so writing was a better fit for me. This is true. It’s just not the whole truth,” writes Helen Vivienne Fletcher in her blog about the accessibility of theatre

Andrew Mitchell: learning from each other

25 November 2022
Andrew Mitchell is an artist and has worked at Vincents Art Workshop in downtown Wellington since 2005. Its Senior Art Tutor, he is passionate about inclusion in the arts and says that seeing the look on an artist’s face when they exhibit or sell an artwork for the first time is the best part of his job. Read Andrew's interview




Job vacancy: Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for applications by 9am 20 February for the role of Creative Spaces Professional Development Programme - Administrator and Communications Assistant. For more info and to apply

The Arts Access Podcast: Listen to the podcasts, produced by Sam Morgan, Digital Content Developer at Arts Access Aotearoa.

One to watch: Writer and spoken-word poet Helen Vivienne Fletcher performs Stick-abled: video directed, shot and edited by Rajeev Mishra.

Connecting through music: This video was made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa and Chamber Music New Zealand.

Access for all: This video was made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa


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