Arts For All links
This page contains links to sites that are relevant ot our Arts For All programme. 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.
A membership-based organisation representing the professional interests of New Zealand visual artists.
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.
Museums Aotearoa is a member-based national organisation, advocating for museums and people who work in them. It aims to strengthen, raise the profile and increase the value of museums and galleries. Members include museums, public art galleries, historical societies, science centres, people who work within these institutions, and individuals connected or associated with arts, culture and heritage in New Zealand. With Waikato Museum, it is organising its annual 2013 conference in Hamilton from 10 to 12 April. Museums Aotearoa publishes a useful Directory of New Zealand Museums and Galleries.
EVANZ is the peak body representing the venue industry in New Zealand with a membership of 88 venues nationally. This includes 40 theatres, 30 event centres, ten outdoor stadiums and eight convention centres. EVANZ facilitates the collective sharing of information, enhancement of skills, and development of best practice in the entertainment venues. Venues around New Zealand can join EVANZ on an annual basis. Suppliers of goods and services to venues can join as associate members on an annual basis.
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.
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.
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. It’s worthwhile spending some time on its website to familiarise yourself with its resources. There’s a very useful collection of guidelines and toolkits.