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Duncan Armstrong and Jacob DombroskiTALKING ABOUT: Duncan Armstrong and Jacob Dombroski will talk about their recent solo shows at Arts Access Aotearoa's annual general meeting on Friday 26 May at Spectrum Care in Abel Smith St, Wellington. The solo shows were developed in collaboration with the team at Everybody Cool Lives Here and performed at the Auckland Fringe and New Zealand Fringe in Wellington. For more info about the AGM

Recognising the importance of our arts

17 May 2018
Carmen Brown and Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernBudget 2018 lays the foundations for a significant programme of work that highlights the essential role the cultural sector plays in the wellbeing of our society, says Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern. “Arts and culture are not a ‘nice to have’. They are an essential part of our individual, community and national identity. For too long they have been treated differently when it comes to sustainable growth, career paths and economic benefits,” says Jacinda Ardern. Read more  

Waikato theatre director wins NZSL Arts Award 2018

11 May 2018
Richard Benge, Shaun Fahey and Laura HaugheyDr Laura Haughey, Artistic Director of the theatre company Equal Voices Arts and senior lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Waikato, was presented the inaugural NZSL Arts Award at last night’s New Zealand Sign Language Awards 2018 in the Banquet Hall of Parliament. Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa, presented the award. Read more 

Reflecting on Prison Voices event

30 April 2018
buses arrive outside Rimutaka PrisonTwo busloads of international and local writers, journalists and interested public travelled to the prisons in Upper Hutt and participated in a creative writing workshop. One busload took part in a workshop with male prisoners; the other with the women prisoners. In this article, three of the partners reflect on the success of the Prison Voices event. Read more 

Connections and inspiration at Network meeting

Jacqui Moyes, Jane Yonge and Sylvie Frigon30 April 2018
Connections, sustainability, learning, inspiration and energy were among the words participants used to explain what they wanted to get out of the Arts in Corrections Lower North Island Network meeting, held in Wellington in April. Professor Sylvie Frigon told members she had been involved with women in prison for 30 years and that the arts were a tool that helped them express themselves and talk about painful issues. Read more

 

 

 

 
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