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Collage of images from He aha ngā tāke kōrero? What's the story 2018?OUR STORY IN 2018: He aha ngā tāke kōrero? What's the story? 2018 features many of the highlights in Arts Access Aotearoa's 2018 calendar, achieved in partnership with the many funders, supporters, organisations and artists we work with. The photos in this collage are just four of many in the publication, which you can download from this page

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Otago Museum wins Arts Access Museums Award 2019

23 May 2019
Award recpientsOtago Museum was presented the Arts Access Museums Award 2019 for its collaboration with the local autistic community at the ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2019 at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Wednesday 22 May. Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa, presented the award for a collaboration that resulted in an exhibition of works by 28 autistic artists from Dunedin and around the country. Read more

Volunteers build community connections

30 April 2019
volunteer co-ordinatorsKnitting is a new creative activity introduced to the Otago Corrections Facility by Moana Wahanui, the Facility’s first Volunteer Co-ordinator. “The guys love it and it reminds them of their grandmothers knitting. It’s a therapeutic group activity and a way for them to give back to the community.” Read more 

Minister to launch national arts and health network

1 April 2019
hui participantsThe arts and creativity contribute to wellbeing in everyday life. They are also increasingly valued as a cost-effective way to nurture healthy, resilient communities, says Te Ora Auaha, a national network to be launched in Wellington on Wednesday 3 April by Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. Te Ora Auaha is made up of individuals, groups and organisatins across the arts, health, youth, social and education sectors. Read more








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