Links to other sites

This page contains links to sites that provide relevant information about accessible arts practice and community arts development. If you would like your organisation's site to be listed in this section, please email us and we may be able to add you to this page.

New Zealand

Accease is a communications company that works to ensure organisations' websites, information, communications and engagement are fully accessible. Its training workshops cover topics from disability awareness to basic concepts, principles and tools of information and communications accessibility. All workshops can be customised to suit your organisation.

Artists Alliance
A membership-based organisation representing the professional interests of New Zealand visual artists.

Association of Community Access Broadcasters
There are eleven community access radio stations from Southland through to Auckland. They’re making radio by, for and about the communities they serve. As the website for the Association of Community Access Broadcasters states, people are at the centre of the process and there is no editor. Access radio is a great vehicle for you to let the community know about what you’re doing and the great stories you have to tell.

Cultural wellbeing and the ministry
What does cultural wellbeing mean and why is it so important? The Ministry of Culture and Heritage takes a broad approach to cultural wellbeing to encompass many of the activities that local authorities engage in. This includes the provision of libraries, museums, parks, venues and recreational facilities, support for the arts, the promotion of language and heritage protection. The webpage includes links to related documents. 

DANZ, Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
DANZ is the national organisation for dance in New Zealand. It promotes participation, works to improve access, provides professional development and advocates for the dance sector. Its website is a great resource for anyone working in dance or interested in dancing.

Working for communities, Exult offers practical resources (free or at low cost) such as workshops, training courses, event management, marketing, networking and fundraising tools.

New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres
Its aim is to provide an impartial information and referral system through a network of independent, community-based centres throughout New Zealand. Every year, NZFDIC and its centres respond to more than 150,000 client calls seeking disability information. Its website includes a list of member centres and their contact details.

National Foundation for the Deaf
The National Foundation for the Deaf promotes the interests of more than 700,000 Deaf and hearing impaired New Zealanders, and aims to break down barriers for people with hearing loss.  

The foundation’s trust was set up to invest legacies and investments given to it by the public. Trustees meet four times a year to decide how to distribute the money among the many applicants for scholarships, and grants for training and projects.  Many of the grants are for Deaf and hearing impaired people but some funding is also available for people who work in hearing-related areas. 

Office of Disability Issues
Working across portfolios and with government agencies, its work is underpinned by the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

This site explores views on madness, mental distress and “mental illness”. It features artists and thinkers interviewing themselves about the value they see in their experiences of mental distress, and about what comes out of their minds.

The Big Idea
An online community for the New Zealand creative industry featuring art news, arts jobs, and other work and income opportunities.

Toi Pōneke Hub
Wellington City Council launched the Toi Pōneke Hub website in February 2010 - an online portal to arts activity and resources in Wellington.


Arts Access Australia
The national body of state and territory arts and disability organisations working to increase access and participation in the arts for the one in five Australians with a disability.

Arts Access Victoria
Arts Access Victoria has a state-wide focus on delivering increased and improved opportunities for arts and cultural participation for people with a disability.

Accessible Arts
This is the peak arts and disability organisation for New South Wales. Its key services include arts development, audience development, training and information.





Join our board: Arts Access Aotearoa invites expressions of interest from people who would like to join its Board of Trustees. The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm Thursday 21 March 2024. For more info and to apply

The Art Inside podcast: Listen to the podcasts, produced by Sophie Macdonald and hosted by Neil Wallace for Arts Access Aotearoa.

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: This video was made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa and Chamber Music New Zealand.

Access for all: This video was made by Lala Rolls of Island Productions Aotearoa for Arts Access Aotearoa


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