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A collage of images from a recent Arts For All Auckland Network meetingARTS FOR ALL IN AUCKLAND: Members of the Arts For All Auckland Network took part in a touch tour of the Jae Kang installation at the New Zealand Maritime Museum at their recent meeting. For more information and to join one of the regional networks check out the Arts For All Network section of this website

Fortune Theatre paying it forward

22 February 2018
Fortune Theatre seatingDunedin’s Fortune Theatre is looking forward to seeing the uptake for a new ticketing initiative designed to open its doors to people who may not usually be able to afford to see a show. The concepts of Pay What You Can and Pay It Forward are not new and have been successful both in New Zealand and overseas, says Jonathon Hendry, Director, Fortune Theatre. Read more 

Time to celebrate for all Wellington event lovers

1 March 2018
Future PlaygroundA programme to make arts and culture available to a wider audience is part of an initiative to mark the numerous cultural milestones being celebrated in Wellington during 2018. From 1 March through to the end of the year, thousands more Wellingtonians with financial or other access challenges will have the opportunity to attend events and engage with the city’s creative sector, thanks to a joint initiative between WREDA and the Wellington City Council. Read more

Canadian shares expertise on confinement and creativity

1 March 2018
Sylvie Frigon and Jacqui MoyesA Canadian writer and Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Sylvie Frigon, is one of the guests taking part in an interactive creative writing workshop at Rimutaka Prison in Upper Hutt on 8 March. Currently on sabbatical, she is spending two months at the University of Victoria in Wellington as a visiting scholar in its Institute of Criminology. Read more about Sylvie Frigon 

Taking music skills inside prisons

26 February 2018
Music workshop in prison A request for donations of musical instruments has resulted ukuleles and acoustic guitars finding new homes in North Island prisons. Some of the instruments, says musician and music teacher Jhan Lindsay, were brand new while others needed new strings and “a bit of a tidy-up”. Jhan’s interest in the role of music and the arts in prisons was sparked when she attended an Arts in Corrections Northern Network hui, facilitated by Arts Access Aotearoa and hosted by Northland Region Corrections Facility. Read more 

Touch Compass responds to a changing world

5 February 2018
Touch Compass performs SomatechnicsAuckland’s pioneering dance company, Touch Compass, continues to adapt to a changing world and embrace new technologies after celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017. Its founder and Artistic Director, Catherine Chappell, says new technologies provide innovative mobility options, and new ways to communicate and connect. “We have to be responsive to the world we live in and new technologies enable us to reach audiences around the world.” Read more

KiwiAble caregivers get free seat at The Court

29 January 2018
The Court
The Court Theatre continues to excel in making theatre as accessible as possible for everyone in the community – this time through a new initiative that gives KiwiAble Leisure Card holders their standing discount and now a free seat for their caregiver/companion when attending selected shows. The Court previously offered a discounted price for disabled audience members and their caregiver/companion on presentation of their KiwiAble Leisure Card but wanted to take this a step further. Read more




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