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Collage of images of Te Whare Toi o Ngaruawahia COMMUNITY ARTS HUB: Te Whare Toi o Ngaruawahia – Twin Rivers Community Art Centre is a community arts hub for people of all ages from Ngaruawahia and North Waikato. Its kaupapa is to provide creative programmes, projects and events so people have access to participation in social and community activities. Find out more 

About creative spaces

Creative spaces are organisations and places where people can make art, or participate in artistic activities such as theatre, dance, circus, music, film and creative writing. They provide space, resources and assistance in ways that will lead to self-expression, empowerment and self-development.  There are many creative spaces communities throughout New Zealand. Some encourage an informal, drop-in approach while others prefer a structured approach, with programmes and workshops in writing, visual and performing arts.

Read more about the history of creative spaces 

Creative spaces are dynamic places, using a range of approaches to achieve similar outcomes.

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News, events, opportunities and tips

Arts Access Aotearoa can help you promote your creative space and reach a larger audience. We write news stories and post these on the website and, sometimes, on The Big Idea, Creative New Zealand, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and Scoop websites. We also promote these stories on social media. Please email Iona with your newsworthy stories and artists. Also let us know if you want to be listed in the creative spaces directory and have any useful tips, resources, opportunities and events to share. 

You can post your accessible arts events on the Arts Access Aotearoa events calendar and we will broadcast it to other relevant what's on sites.



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Jenny Hutchings

JENNY HUTCHINGS: Jenny is Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: Jenny works on Mondays and Tuesdays. More about Jenny

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