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Ngā Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Fellowships 2022

1 August 2022
Arts Access Aotearoa is offering four fellowships in 2022, worth $10,000 each, instead of its annual Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards. This fellowship initiative is in response to the impact of COVID-19 across the arts community over the past two years.

These fellowships are an opportunity for artists and arts organisations to develop projects in four specific areas. Applications close at 5pm Monday 5 September 2022.

Please get in touch if you want support to understand the information about the fellowship and to complete the application form. You can also ask a support person to assist you.

Contact Arts Access Aotearoa staff if you have any questions. You can phone us on 04 802 4349 or email us at

The Arts For All Fellowship and FAQs pages will include NZSL videos as soon as possible. There are NZSL videos for this page , the Artist Fellowship page and on the application form webpage.

Application formats

We welcome applications in alternative formats: for example, NZSL or audio/visual files.

Our application form is also a Word document, which you can fill in online and email to us. There is one application for the four fellowships. You can download a copy of the application form from each of the fellowship webpages or you can read the application form online.

The four fellowships

Each fellowship has its own webpage. The fellowships are:

  • Whakahoa Kaitoi Whanaketanga PAK’nSAVE Artist Fellowship: supporting a Deaf or disabled artist, or an artist who has a disability or impairment, or an artist with lived experience of mental distress to undertake a project that will develop their art practice.
  • Whakahoa Kaitoi i Te Ara Poutama Arts in Corrections Artist Fellowship: supporting an artist who is living in the community and is/has been in the criminal justice system to develop their art practice. The focus of this fellowship is to create and document new work or build on previous work, with the support of an arts mentor.
  • Whakahoa Whakawatea Kaitoi Tangata Holdsworth Creative Spaces Fellowship: supporting a facilitator/tutor-led project that involves artists within a creative space working collaboratively. Accessibility will be built into the creation and/or presentation of new or existing work.
  • Whakahoa Kaitoi Te Puna Toi Creative New Zealand Arts For All Fellowship: supporting an individual to research or develop an area of accessibility that will increase access for Deaf and/or disabled people. You must be working in or with an arts company or organisation that is a member of the Arts For All Network, facilitated by Arts Access Aotearoa.. You must be working in or with an arts company or organisation that is a member of the Arts For All Network, facilitated by Arts Access Aotearoa.

Frequently asked questions

Please read these FAQs, which include topics such as submitting a budget, ownership of artwork, payment and reporting accountability.  

Or download the FAQs: 

Fellowships 2022: Frequently asked questions   (Word 94 KB)

Fellowships 2022: Frequently asked questions  (pdf 64.26 KB)

Fellowship sponsors

Arts Access Aotearoa is grateful to the four fellowship sponsors and their generous sponsorships of these fellowships. They are:

PAK'nSave Lower Hutt and Petone; Creative New Zealand; Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections; and the Holdsworth Charitable Trust.


Logos of the four fellowship sponsors









Our funders

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