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A collage of three images from the Arts For All guideArts For All: encouraging festivals, artists, performing arts companies, literary organisations, museums, galleries, venues and producers to improve their access to Deaf and disabled audiences.

About the Arts For All Network

Arts For All aims to encourage festivals, artists, performing arts companies, literary organisations, museums, galleries, venues and producers to improve their access to Deaf and disabled audiences. It was inspired by Ngā toi mō te katoa: Arts For All, a practical guide to accessibility published by Arts Access Aotearoa.

Arts Access Aotearoa facilitates, supports and liaises with six regional Arts For All Networks across New Zealand. These networks aim to encourage festivals, performing arts companies, literary organisations, museums, galleries, venues and producers to improve their access to disabled audiences. These networks are made up of representatives from the disability sector, arts and cultural organisations, and venues. They meet face-to-face once a year to gain insights, seek advice, and share information and resources. 

Six regional networks 

Stace Robertson, Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa is the first point of contact for arts venues and organisations, festivals and practitioners planning to become more accessible and inclusive in the arts. In this role, he:

  • advises arts organisations, venues and practitioners on the design and delivery of effective arts projects, activities and events
  • provides advice on inclusive infrastructure and processes, including guidance on writing an accessibility policy
  • acts as a conduit for potential collaborations, partnerships and the sharing of ideas between arts professionals. 

Contact Stace Robertson, Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: afa@artsaccess.org.nz).

About the network

News, events, opportunities and tips

Arts Access Aotearoa can help you promote your accessible events. We write news stories and post these on the website and, sometimes, on The Big Idea, Creative New Zealand, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and Scoop websites. We also promote these stories on social media. Please email Iona with your newsworthy stories. Also let us know if you have any useful tips, resources, opportunities and events to share. 

You can post your accessible arts events on the Arts Access Aotearoa  events calendar and we will broadcast it to other relevant what's on sites.

 
 

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Stace Robertson: Stace is Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04802 4349 E: afa@artsaccess.org.nz). Stace works Monday to Thursday.  More about Stace


Milly Hampton: Milly is Advisory Programme Assistant, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04802 4349 E: afa@artsaccess.org.nz). Milly works Monday to Thursday.  More about Milly

About Arts For All

Arts For All guide

Arts For All news/blogs

Disabled arts practitioners

Making an event accessible

Funding information

Accessibility resources


Connect 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:
“The good thing about being focused on access and accessibility is that you create a better experience for everybody,” says Philip Patston in this video, made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa. 

 

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