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Creative spaces directory: Bay of Plenty region

Kate HiattCreative spaces are community-based arts organisations and groups where people, often with limited access, can go to make art, participate in theatre, dance, music, film and creative writing. Find a creative space in Bay of Plenty. If you would rather look at a national directory, visit the national creative spaces directory.

Email Kate Hiatt, Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa to update your entry or to include your creative space in this directory.

Arohanui Art and Education Trust

Address: 72 Commerce Lane, Te Puke
Arohanui Art and Education Trust is a day service for adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. The programmes are varied, providing community involvement in art, gardening, drama, computers, music and many other activities as requested. Visit the Arohanui Art and Education Trust website.
Contact: Peter Gibson, General Manager | 07 579 4603 | arohanuiart@xtra.co.nz

St Chads Communication Centre Trust

Address: 2 Devon Street, Rotorua
St Chads provides inclusive support and opportunities for people with disabilities. Individual and group creative programmes and workshops offer a variety of creative mediums and techniques, including mosaic, decoupage, wire armature, clay, woodwork, card making, and sewing, as well as performing arts, music and cultural performance. Other opportunities are also available. Visit the St Chads website 
Contact: Nicky Mayne, Centre Manager | 07 347 8515  | info@stchads.co.nz   

Turning Point Trust

Address: The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga
Turning Point is a mental health recovery centre offering a range of services to people with mental health and addiction issues. Central to these services is the artspace and gallery, Mind’s Eye. Tutors support people to express their creativity through a range of artistic media, including visual and 3D works, fabric, recycling, computers, and mosaics. People can participate for pleasure, to sell work or for therapeutic creation. Visit the Historic Village or the Turning Point website.
Contact: Terre Heath, Activities Coordinator | 07 578 6934 | terree@turningpoint.org.nz 

The Incubator Creative Hub

Address: The Historic Village, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga
The Incubator Creative Hub is a vibrant community of creatives where the arts enrich lives and foster community connection through a wide range of programmes, projects, performances and artist spaces. It includes The Incubator Gallery and Studios for emerging and professional artists with six permanent working artist studios; community gallery The People’s Gallery toi ka rere; The Satellite Studios artists' exchange; The Jam Factory music platform; The Artery art learning workshop; and Okorore ngā toi Māori studios,gallery and whare taonga. The Incubator website 
Contact: Simone Anderson, Director | 07 571 3232 | info@theincubator.co.nz

 

 

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