He aha ngā tāke kōrero? What’s the story? 2023

Cover image: The Venerable Wiremu Kaua (Bill) at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021

Te Arotake Performance review 2023

Cover image: A student from the Homai campus of BLENNZ in Auckland enjoys a touch tour and audio described kapa haka performance at Te Matatini 2023, delivered by Audio Described Aotearoa  Photo: @jinkic on Instagram / Jinki Cambronero

A big thanks to Craig Christensen and Graphic Solutions.

You can download the report (pdf and Word) at the bottom of this page.

Arts Access Aotearoa in 2023

Increased investment in access to the art

Chair and Executive Director’s report on 2023

The world needs the arts to articulate our strengths, hopes and fears; bring joy and escape; and shed light on the past to build a better future. Artists, arts tutors and all other creatives provide social, economic and cultural benefits, including employment, improved mental health and connected communities.

Here in Aotearoa, we’ve taken some big steps over the past decade to improve accessibility and inclusion in the arts but we need to build on the momentum as we strive to achieve Arts Access Aotearoa’s vision of a society where all people in Aotearoa can access and participate in the arts.

Creative New Zealand, our core funder, continues to value and invest in accessibility in the arts. This includes developing advocacy resources and conducting research. In 2023, we were pleased to continue working with Creative New Zealand, along with Deaf and disabled artists, arts leaders and disability-led organisations, to support the development of its Accessibility Policy. This will be released in early 2024.

In addition, Arts Access Aotearoa was pleased to receive a Regeneration Fund grant from Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. This funding, which will deliver four projects, aligns with our vision and is enabling us to support, empower and strengthen the communities we work with. 

You can read the report in He aha ngā tāke kōrero? What’s the story? 2023. The Annual report 2023 includes He aha ngā tāke kōrero? What’s the story? 2023 and Te Arotake Performance review 2023. 


Annual report 2023 (pdf 3.39 MB)

Annual report 2023 (Word 103 KB, no images)






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