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Community arts organisations directory

This directory contains a list of community arts organisations. These organisations provide a range of arts activities, including classes and workshops, advice and information, exhibtions and performances, to support the arts and culture in regions around New Zealand.


Creative Northland

Address: 7 Rust Ave, Old Library Building, Whangarei 0140
Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to ensuring the Northland creative industries/arts sector is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive; and is renowned locally, nationally and globally.
T: 09 430 0710 E: W: 


Helensville Arts Centre

Address: Karaka St, Helensville | PO Box 63, Helensville 0800
The Helensville Arts Centre focuses on having workshops and exhibitions open to people of all ages and abilities. Most themed exhibitions are open to anyone to exhibit and almost anything can be exhibited in its "3 for ALL" exhibitions.
Contact: Pauline Denton T: 021 073 8372 E:

Kumeu Arts Centre

Address: 300 Main Road, Huapai (behind the Kumeu Public Library)
This is a not-for-profit, registered charity and community arts centre that provides membership, classes, workshops, events, festivals and ongoing exhibitions.There’s a large variety of classes on offer for all members of the community. New members are welcome.
Contact: Sarah Ellis-Kirifi
T: 09 412 9480 E:

Linda Stevenson Art & Design

Address: 55 Lloyd Drive, RD 1, Silverdale, Auckland 0994
Linda has a small business providing art, counselling and art therapy. As part of her art practice, she works with the community and offers art therapy workshops, counselling and art classes at low cost.
Contact: Linda Stevenson T: 09 426 3205 E: W:

Onehunga Community Centre

Address: 83 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061
Onehunga Community Centre is a vibrant place where local people can meet up and participate in a range of classes, workshops and community services. All ages, cultures and religions are welcome.

Contact: Jenny McKay T: 09 634 9253 E: W:

Studio One Toi Tu

Address: 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011
Studio One is a creative precinct where artists and creative people can connect. The facility provides spaces and resources for people to propose, present and host courses, programmes and events that support Artstation’s vision of vibrant and connected communities. 

Contact: T: 09 376 3221 E: W:

Uxbridge Arts & Culture

Address: 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland, 2014

Uxbridge Arts & Culture offers an array of classes, events, workshops and exhibitions. As an arts centre, it encourages creativity and provides facilities where artists and students can come together and share similar passions within the spaces and resources it offers.

Contact: Delia Viljoen, Customer Services T: 09 535 6467 (ext. 1) E: W:


Creative Waikato

Address: 131 Alexandra Street, Hamilton 3204
Supports the development of the creative arts in the Waikato for the benefit of the greater community by providing information, advice, support, and funding for arts or cultural project.
Contact: Maria Johnson T: 07 928 0283 E: W:

Waikato Society of Arts

Address: WSA School, 120 Victoria St, Hamilton 3200
Waikato Society of Arts is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to serving the art needs of the visual artist and art lovers at every stage of their development.
Contact: T: 07 839 4481 E: W: 

Bay of Plenty

Creative Tauranga

Address: 112 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110
Creative Tauranga is contracted by both the Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council to support the area's arts and culture sector. It provides practical support through funding, advertising and information. In addition, the staff advises and assists in the development of creative projects, events organisation, mentoring and networking.
Contact: Nina Thompson T: 07 928 5270 E: W:

Janet Keen Mosaic and Painting School

Address: 374 Clayton Road, Rotorua 3015
This painting and mosaic studio welcomes people with disabilities, sensory impairments and learning difficulties. Jenny says she can design community art projects (e.g. painted and mosaic murals, paving stone and mosaic garden sculpture workshops) for all people of all abilities. Encouraging people to be creative is her specialty.
Contact: Janet Keen T: 07 346 3435 E: W:

Tales Creative Writing

Address: 15 Leo Street, Waihi Beach 3611

Tales Creative Writing teaches creative writing as a tool to promote wellness, hope, peace of mind and happiness. A selection of workshop and course options is available to individuals, and organisations in the health and social services sector. If you can’t attend a workshop, there are online personal tuition and mentoring options available, and services such as editing and proof-reading. Become a “tales writer” and join others learning to write about their life experiences, poetry and short stories.
Contact: Shone Barnett T: 022 130 6088

Hawke's Bay

Creative Napier

Address: 1st Floor, Napier Community Hub, 62 Raffles Street, Napier 4140
Creative Napier undertakes a range of activities to support the arts in the community, including festivals, concerts, exhibitions, help with funding, arts communication, information and advice.
Contact: T: 06 835 9448 E: W:


Hutt Valley Community Arts

Address: Unit 8, 193 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012
Hutt Valley Community Arts facilitates community art activities that enable the people of Hutt City to express and enjoy themselves, working to create a vibrant and beautiful city which reflects the culture of those who live here.
T: 04 568 3488 E: W: 

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Address: Corner Colombo and Rintoul Streets, Newtown
This community arts centre hosts various low-cost programmes and activities for its members, including exercise programmes, youth and school holiday programmes, and arts and crafts activities, as well as offering affordable venue hire. It works with many community groups and social agencies to provide programmes for the diverse local community.
Contact: Anna Porter T: 04 389 4786 E: W:


Christchurch Community Arts Council

Christchurch Community Arts Council encourages and promotes the practice, appreciation and enjoyment of all forms of artistic activity in Christchurch.

Contact: Vivienne Davison T: 03 379 4287 E: W:

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