Donate to Arts Access Aotearoa

You can help Arts Access Aotearoa increase access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand.

Arts Access Aotearoa is a registered charitable trust (C33533) and you can claim a tax credit on any donation of $5 or more.

How to make a donation

Credit card

Donate easily and securely to Arts Access Aotearoa, using the donation platform Raisely: Make a credit card donation via

Direct Debit

You can also make a tax deductible donation to our work with a direct credit, or recurring automatic payment, to our bank account: 03-0502-0040862-00 / Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga Charitable Trust.

Please include "donation" in the reference field and provide your contact details to Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349) so we can say thank you and issue your donation receipt.

Payroll giving

How it works: if your employer offers a payroll giving scheme, choose the organisation/s you would like to support from the IRD list of approved donee organisations. Your employer deducts the money on your behalf and passes it onto the organisation.

For every dollar you donate you get 33.33 cents back as a tax credit, reducing the amount of PAYE or withholding tax you pay. Even better, you don't need to do anything at the end of the tax year as you've already received the tax credits.

How to get started:

1. Check with your employer if they offer payroll giving

2. Check the organisation is on the IRD approved list (yes, Arts Access Aotearoa is on the list!)

3. Let your employer or payer know:

  • the name of the organisation (Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga Charitable Trust)
  • the organisation's bank account number (03-0502-0040862-00)
  • how much you want to donate
  • when you want to donate

Here is link to more information about payroll giving on the IRD website

Leave a gift in your will

A bequest or legacy is a gift left in your will that will help us ensure that future generations will experience art and creativity without barriers. For more information: Make a lasting difference, leave a gift in your will

Give a regular donation as a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa

Becoming a regular donor, through payroll giving or via a recurring direct debit or credit card payment, means you are a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa.

As a friend, you will be kept up to date with events and activities throughout the year and your regular donation will support our work to ensure all people can participate in the arts either as creators or audience members. Every dollar you donate will benefit artists, people and communities through out New Zealand.

If you would like information about becoming a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa, please contact Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349)

Sponsorship and corporate support

By sponsoring Arts Access Aotearoa, your business can be strategically aligned with a national arts charity that increases access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand. If you would like more information about how you can support Arts Access Aotearoa, please contact Richard Benge, Executive Director (T: 04 802 4349 or 021 217 1002 E:

Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Arts Access Aotearoa. Everything we do is to ensure that everyone can experience the arts in New Zealand, whatever their circumstances. This can be life-affirming for people who face barriers to accessing the arts.





Increasing arts access

Every dollar you donate will increase access to the arts and benefit artists, people and communities throughout New Zealand.
Programmes and projects needing support include:

Arts For All: increasing access to arts and cultural events for everyone
Demand for Circa Theatre’s accessible shows has grown significantly in recent years. This includes audio described shows for blind and low vision patrons; relaxed performances for people with autism, sensory communication or learning disabilities; and sign interpreted shows for Deaf people. 

Creative spaces: building the sustainability of community-based creative spaces throughout New Zealand
Artists in the Making is a creative space in Whitianga and Coromandel Town. In 2021, it’s been reaching out to more Māori and Pasifika peoples, as well as people on low incomes. Living in remote areas can create access barriers but small communities are also interconnected..

Deaf and disabled artists: creating work and developing sustainable careers
Lusi Faiva’s achievements were celebrated at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021, where she received the Arts Access PAK’nSAVE Artistic Achievement Award. She was part of Wellington’s CubaDupa 2021, performing a work called Taupou, made in collaboration with Everybody Cool Lives Here.

Arts in Corrections: using the arts as a tool supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners
In her role as a Dance Educator at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Kristie Mortimer teaches dance in Arohata and Rimutaka Prisons, and is also teaching a 30-week dance programme at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility when COVID-19 restrictions allow.




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