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Four fellowships: Arts Access Aotearoa is offering four fellowships in 2022, worth $10,000 each. Applications close at 5pm Monday 5 September 2022.
Read all about Ngā Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Fellowships 2022


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Joeli Thacker: listening and being fully present

""12 August 2022
Joeli Thacker is a member of Hobson Street Theatre Company in Auckland, where all its actors have experienced homelessness. Joeli joined the theatre company in 2017 and became its Outreach Coordinator in 2022. Read more about Joeli Thacker

Alter State announces Melbourne’s programme

""27 July 2022
Alter State, Melbourne’s inaugural disability arts festival, will make its debut at Arts Centre Melbourne from 12 September to 9 October. The festival will have both in-person and digital offerings with theatre, circus, music, and family works from artists and companies from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more about Alter State

Insights into art tutors at creative spaces

""6 July 2022
Insights into the role of art tutors at King Street Artworks in Masterton, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, have sparked an Arts Access Aotearoa project highlighting the role of art tutors and facilitators in creative spaces. Read more about the role of arts tutors 

Arts education role at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison

""29 June 2022
“I’ve worked a lot with troubled young people in low-decile schools, and wanted to extend that and use my skills to make a positive impact on the men in prison,” says Gilli Marshall, Educational Arts Tutor at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison. Read about Gilli’s arts education role

Why arts in prisons are so important

""29 June 2022
“Research tells us that engaging people with education can help reduce recidivism rates by up to 40 per cent and increase the likelihood of employment on release from prison,” blogs Dr Helen Farley, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at the University of Canterbury. Read Dr Farley’s blog

Accessibility at the Katherine Mansfield House

""21 June 2022
The centenary of the death of New Zealand’s most famous writer, Katherine Mansfield, on 23 January 2023 will be an opportunity to focus on her creative legacy and make the Katherine Mansfield House & Garden more welcoming to Deaf and disabled communities. Read more about accessibility at the Katherine Mansfield House






Trustee opportunity: Arts Access Aotearoa invites Expressions of Interest from people who would like to join its Board of Trustees. Read more about this role

Artist spotlight: "I just love to do art," says Hapi, an artist from Mix in the Lower Hutt creative space. 

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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