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Learning and resources 

This page aims to support and build the resilience and capability of creative spaces around the country by providing tools, insights, funding advice and opportunities, publications and other resources, and useful links. We welcome your queries, links, suggestions and ideas.  Please contact Kate Hiatt, Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: Kate works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Advocacy and research

This page provides research, resources and other tools to advocate for the value of creative spaces. Read more

Creative spaces learning exchange: workshop resources

This learning exchange is about share your workshop ideas and plans (e.g. mask making, a poetry workshop or Matariki lanterns) with other creative spaces. You can download the workshop template form, complete and return to Arts Access Aotearoa to post. Read more

Creative space services

This directory contains information and contact details of organisations and groups that may provide support, advice or other services to creative spaces and other community arts organisations. Read more 

Q & A: creative space insights

The Q & A insights on this page cover a range of topics aimed at building the capability of creative spaces. For example, measuring your impact, practising inclusion, supporting your art tutors. Read more

Practical tools for creative spaces

This page provides information for people working in creative spaces or wanting to set up a creative space in their community, or ways to promote your creative space and its artists. Read more

Funding and sponsorship

There is a range of funding sources you can apply to and sponsorship options to explore. Each funder is different in terms of where, what, when and how it funds. Many funders also provide helpful resources you can use to help you prepare your application for funding. Read more


This page lists a range of opportunities, including applications for funding, job vacancies, conferences, workshops, exhibition opportunities, promotional opportunities, competitions and artist residencies. Please email Iona if you would like your opportunity listed here. Read more

International examples of access to the arts

This page provides links to research and articles about arts and community development, and accessible arts practice. Read more

Useful links

This page contains a list of useful links to organisations, publications, promotional opportunities and other resources. Read more 




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