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Creative spaces directory: Northland region

Kate Hiatt

Creative 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 Northland, 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.

Circus Kumarani

Address: 15 Onslow St, Dargaville
This community circus and creative centre is for all ages and abilities. It acts as an umbrella organisation for several emerging community circuses in Northland and beyond. Visit the Circus Kumarani website.
Contact: Tania Whetu, Manager | 09 439 5152 |  

NorthAble LYNKZ

Address:  42 John Street, Whangarei
LYNKZ is a community whanau of people with disabilities aged between 16-65 years, coming together Monday to Thursday to enjoy artmaking activities, trips, learning skills in a community setting, transition from school and circus skills. At LYNKZ they try and do everything! Visit their Facebook page  to see if LYNKZ might be the place for you.
Contact: The LYNKZ Team,  09 430 3470 |

Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre Whangarei

Address: 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei
Raukatauri is the only not-for-profit music therapy centre in New Zealand, providing services in Auckland, Hawke's Bay and Whangarei. Its music therapists provide individual, pair and group music therapy to a range of clients with special needs, including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, mental health diagnoses and dementia. Raukatauri also has outreach music therapy programmes in schools and community centres, as well as parent and caregiver support. Visit the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre website.
Contact: Katie Boom, Registered Music Therapist | 09 430 0334 |

Te Pu o Te Wheke Arts

Address: 81 Broadway, Kaikohe
This is an open gallery space run as a co-op of artists who make a small weekly contribution to hang works for sale. Te Pu o Te Wheke Arts is community focused, a place to share ideas and inspiration and support each other to make it happen. It's open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Contact: Sasha Wilson, Gallery Manager | E: 

The Blue Goose Papermill Charitable Trust

Address: 38 Kamo Road, Whangarei
The  Papermill is a "small business" that creates high-quality handmade paper in Whangarei. All the papermakers have an intellectual disability. Recycled materials and noxious plants are used to make paper of a high standard to demonstrate the abilities of people living with a disability. The Papermill is open to individuals, schools, tour buses and other groups to learn hands-on paper making. Visit the Papermill website.
Contact: Annelies Leeuwenburg, Creative Director | 09 459 1459 |




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