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Funders and supporters

Arts Access Aotearoa works with individuals and organisations to achieve its objectives. We acknowledge and value the commitment of all our funders, partners and supporters listed on this page.

­ Arts Access Aotearoa is a registered charitable trust (CC33533) and you can claim a tax credit on any donation of $5 or more. If you would like to help us ensure all people in New Zealand have access to the arts, you can be sure we will use your tax deductible donation wisely.

On this page, we describe some of ways you can support our services and projects. You may also wish to talk to Richard Benge, Executive Director (E: richard.benge@artsaccess.org.nz T: 04 802 4349).

Core funder

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand logoArts Access Aotearoa receives core funding from Creative New Zealand under its Toi Totara Haemata investment programme.

Major contracts

Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections logoArts Access Aotearoa has a contract with the Department of Corrections to support and advise on the arts as a tool in the rehabilitation process of prisoners.

Oranga Tamariki

Arts Access Aotearoa has a contract with Oranga Tamariki to deliver a pilot arts project in youth justice residencies.

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Arts Access Aotearoa has a contract with Manatū Taonga to support the recipients of the Creative Spaces Initiative funding.

Local government

Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council supports us to deliver access to the arts in Wellington City, including the Arts For All Wellington Network.

Auckland Council

Auckland Council logoAuckland Council supports us to deliver access to the arts and culture across the Auckland region.

Grants 

Foundation North logo

Foundation North
Thomas George Macarthy Trust
Wellington Community Trust
Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust
The NFD Trust
The Pelorus Trust
Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
The Lion Foundation
The Grace Memorial Trust

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021 sponsors

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand logoCreative New Zealand sponsored the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2021 and the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Media Award 2021. 

Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections logo

The Department of Corrections sponsored the Arts Access Corrections Māui Tikitiki a Taranga Award 2021 and the Arts Access Corrections Whai Tikanga Award 2021.

PAK'nSAVE Lower Hutt and Petone City

PAK'nSAVE logoPAK'nSAVE Lower Hutt and Petone sponsored the Arts Access PAK'nSAVE Artistic Achievement Award 2021.

Holdsworth Charitable Trust

Holdsworth logoThe Holdsworth Charitable Trust sponsored the Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2021.

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage sponsored the Arts Access Manatū Taonga Community Arts Award 2021.

Legal services

Chapman Tripp logo

Chapman Tripp

Supporters

We are grateful to the following organisations for their ongoing support of Arts Access Aotearoa and its work:

 

 

 

 



 
 


Being me: Maisie: Wellington artist Maisie Chilton talks about her life, the power of art to heal and her career. Watch this Attitude video.


Queen of CubaDupa: Lusi Faiva talks about dance and her Samoan culture in this video from Attitude. You can also read more about Lusi.

Kezia Bennett
Benefits of Arts in Corrections:
Read Arts Access Aotearoa's literature review of arts programmes in criminal justice settings, internationally and in New Zealand 


Arts and health:
Check out Antoinette Spicer's five-part podcast series on art initiatives and programmes that improve New Zealanders’ wellbeing. Read more 


One to watch
: Writer and spoken-word poet Helen Vivienne Fletcher performs Stick-abled: video directed, shot and edited by Rajeev Mishra.


Connecting through music: Chamber Music New Zealand received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2016 for its Accessible Concerts Programme, which includes relaxed performances and workshops.

 

 

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