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collage of images of Sandz Studio and GallerySENSE OF COMMUNITY: Sandz Studio and Gallery in Hamilton supports its artists to develop their art-making skills in a nurturing and responsive environment. It encourages experiential learning in a collaborative studio environment, where artists gain a sense of community through a shared creative practice. Its gallery features work by its artists as well as artists from the wider community. Read more about Sandz Studio and Gallery 

About creative spaces

Creative spaces are organisations and places where people can make art, or participate in artistic activities such as theatre, dance, circus, music, film and creative writing. They provide space, resources and assistance in ways that will lead to self-expression, empowerment and self-development.  There are many creative spaces communities throughout New Zealand. Some encourage an informal, drop-in approach while others prefer a structured approach, with programmes and workshops in writing, visual and performing arts.

Read more about the history of creative spaces 

Creative spaces are dynamic places, using a range of approaches to achieve similar outcomes.

Read more about these approaches

News, events, opportunities and tips

Arts Access Aotearoa can help you promote your creative space and reach a larger audience. 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 and artists. Also let us know if you want to be listed in the creative spaces directory and 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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