ARTS 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
- Arts For All Auckland
- Arts For All Canterbury
- Arts For All Otago
- Arts For All Taranaki
- Arts For All Hawke's Bay
- Arts For All Wellington
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ngā toi mō te katoa: Arts For All guide
Ngā toi mō te katoa: Arts For All outlines the benefits of marketing the arts to disabled people, and includes both practical and longer-term steps you can take to provide access.
There are eight chapters, including chapters on communications and marketing; galleries and museums; live performance; and digital media. There are also snapshots of organisations, venues and arts projects, along with mini profiles of disabled artists and arts enthusiasts at the beginning of each chapter.
For easy navigation, download a copy of Arts For All.
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.