Creative spaces directory: Wellington region

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. Find a creative space in Wellington. If you would rather look at a national directory, visit the national creative spaces directory.

Please email us to update your entry, include your creative space in this directory, or make enquiries about the Creative Spaces Network.

Fareham Creative Space

Address: 80 Underhill Road, Paetumokai, Featherston
Fareham Creative Space promotes wellbeing and whakawhanangatanga through creativity and community by providing access to artmaking, creative expression, visual art, wearable art and dance. The programme holds open studio days, workshops, events and is responsive to both the participants as well as the needs of the wider community.
Contact: Julie Lewis | 0274 869 464 |

Home Ground

Address: PO Box 14132, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241
Home Ground is a multi-disciplinary community arts initiative based in the Wellington region, working with women who have experience of the justice system (Prison and community-based sentences). They provide access to high-quality artists and arts practice, improve creative delivery in challenging spaces and normalise participation in arts activities in public, and at home. Visit the website. 
Contact Jacqui Moyes |

Kāpiti/Ōtaki Art Studio 

Address: 6 Tongariro Street, Paraparaumu and 40 Miro Street, Ōtaki
Ōtaki Memorial Hall, Main Street, Ōtaki

Kāpiti/Ōtaki Art Studio is an accessible, inclusive, creative space where people who face participation barriers to the arts can express themselves creatively and connect with others in the wider community. Our mission is to nurture the creativity that comes from within and to foster a more inclusive society.

Visit its Instagram and Facebook pages

Contact: Rebecca Bond, Co-ordinator | 022 355 2656 | 

King Street Artworks

Address: 16 Queen Street, Masterton, Wairarapa
King Street Artworks promotes wellbeing in the community through creative expression and aims to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. It has an open-door policy and our participants create bone carvings, paintings, textiles, illustrations and more. Visit the King Street website.
Contact: Ian Chapman, Co-ordinator | 06 378 9777 |


Address: 212 Knights Road, Hutt City and Uniting Parish Church, 2 Benzie Ave, Upper Hutt
This creative space offers workshops in a variety of media, studio areas for ceramics, bone and wood carving, and painting and drawing. Exhibition opportunities include an in-house gallery. The Hutt City space is open Monday to Friday for people who use mental health services. The Upper Hutt is open for art sessions on Tuesday and the wider wellbeing programme is open through most of the week. Visit their Facebook page and the MIX website
Contact: Rachel Silver, Creative Space Coordinator | | (04) 569-3175, option 4 (Art Room) 

Pablos Art Studio Inc

Address: 45 Vivian St, Wellington
Pablos Art Studio uses art and creative exploration to encourage people with experience of mental health to transform their lives and re-engage in the wider community. Artists can access quality art opportunities in an environment that acknowledges career, personal and social needs, and encourages connections and a sense of value in the wider community. Visit their Facebook page and website.
Contact: Anastasija Bubanja, Manager | 04 382 8885 | 

Te Ara Korowai

Address: 1 Weka Rd, Raumati Beach, Kapiti Coast
Te Ara Korowai is a community-based creativity project for people who want to improve their mental wellbeing. It has a studio space where people can learn diverse skills to increase community connectedness and improve their wellbeing. It also offers peer support and advocacy, training and wellbeing workshops. Visit the website.
Contact: Sarah Yuile, Manager | 04 299 6981 |

The Shed Creative Space

Address: 20 Tongariro St, Paraparaumu
The Shed Creative Space was set up in 2021 as it became apparent that creativity and the arts are a highly effective tool to address people's rising collective anxiety and a way to bring them together in communities. It offers a wide variety of tuition and materials where everyone is welcomed in a supportive environment. It is open 9am to 3pm every week day, and offers sessions in pottery, drama, visual art, music, dance and creative woodwork. Visit the website
Contact: Jo Picot, Manager | 04 297 2713 /  028 438 3396 |

Vincents Art Workshop

Address: Willis St Village, 5/148 Willis Street, Wellington
Vincents Art Workshop was set up in 1985 as an inclusive space where everyone is welcome to come and create. It provides access to arts and craft facilities, skilled tuition and materials within a supportive environment. Visit the Vincents website
Contact: Andrew Mitchell, Coordinator Kaiwhakahaere | 04 499 1030 | 

Voice Arts Trust

Address: 85 Totara Road, Miramar, Wellington
Voice Arts is a unique creative space that supports the cognitive, social and emotional wellbeing of people in their third age, including those living with dementia. We provide free access to drama-based creative programmes where participants find their voice, their story and develop the skills to share both. We are not a bricks and mortar creative space, we do not ask people to come to us. Instead our programmes are delivered to people within their own neighbourhoods, using existing community spaces that are familiar and accessible. Our programmes are led by theatre practitioners trained by Voice Arts in use of applied improvisation, devised theatre, and storytelling.
View the Voice Arts Trust website.
Contact: Nicola Pauling, Director | 04 973 0022 | 

Wellington Inclusive Dance

Address: Te Whaea, 11 Hutchinson St, Newtown, Wellington

Our vision: A world where everyone can experience the joy and freedom of dance. Established in 2010 Wellington Inclusive Dance (WIDance) runs inclusive youth and adult community dance classes, outreach programmes, and performance opportunities open to all abilities across the greater Wellington region. Committed to removing barriers to the arts, WIDance classes provide a supportive, fun and creative environment in which disabled and non-disabled participants develop skills in contemporary dance, improvisation, and composition.
"By celebrating diversity, we build stronger community."- Sumara Fraser Artistic Director
Visit their Facebook page and the website
Contact: Sumara Fraser: Artistic Director/Tutor | 021 050 1565 |


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