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A collage of three images in the annual report 2021

Guided by our values: Photos from left: Lusi Faiva, a rangatahi taking part in a pilot programme with Oranga Tamariki and a Sense Art tour at Te Papa. Read about Arts Access Aotearoa's achievements and stories in 2021 

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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

Webinars highlight arts and wellbeing

""10 May 2022
Te Ora Auaha's creative wellbeing series showcases practitioners working in arts and wellbeing, and sharing resources and insights. The two upcoming webinars are with Home Ground on 30 May and the final  webinar in July is with creative space Vogelmorn Bowling Club. Read more about the webinar series

Vincents’ leader to retire after 30 years of service

""3 May 2022
Glen McDonald, Coordinator of Vincents Art Workshop in downtown Wellington, is leaving her beloved creative space after nearly 30 years of service to its community. “Now is the right time for me to retire after managing Vincents through the pandemic over the past two years,” Glen says. Read more about Glen

Fellowship for artist in the justice system

""26 April 2022
Arts Access Aotearoa will be calling for applications in July 2022 to four fellowships, including a fellowship for an artist or writer who has been in the justice system and has undertaken an approved Arts in Corrections programme. Read more about the Arts in Corrections fellowship

Importance of accessibility in the performing arts

""28 April 2022
“Audience access and being able to go to an arts event the same as anyone else can is essential, and it is the right of Deaf and disabled people to be able to do that,” said Stace Robertson, Arts Access Aotearoa, in a panel discussion organised by Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival. Watch the video 

Pausing the awards to offer fellowships in 2022


20 April 2022
“In 2022, we are pausing the awards event and offering  fellowships of up to $10,000 each for successful applicants to create or present new work or projects.” Arts Access Aotearoa will announce the fellowships and criteria in July 2022. Read Richard Benge's latest blog





Marking milestones: Richard Benge blogs about importance of recognising achievements in our professional and personal life. Read Richard’s blog

Artist spotlight: Te Kohai Brown Renata from Artists in the Making in the Coromandel talks about the cup he has made and painted.  Watch on YouTube

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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