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. Below is a list of creative spaces in the Bay of Plenty, or 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 |   

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: Terry Heath, Activities Coordinator | 07 578 6934 | 


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