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Resources for creative spaces

This page provides information for people working in creative spaces or wishing to set up a creative space in their community. We welcome your feedback on the content and what you would to see included.

Claire Noble and Gaye Stewart, an artist at Vincents Art WorkshopClaire Noble, Community Development Co-ordinator, maintains a network of creative spaces around the country, advises on arts projects and manages Arts Access Aotearoa's events such as the annual Arts Access Awards and the national conference Creative Spaces 2020, held in April 2016. 

Please contact Claire Noble (T: 04 802 4349 E: if you have any questions or feedback. 

Useful resources

Show me the money

How do you strengthen relationships with donors, sponsors and supporters? How can you access resources that would typically cost, without spending money? What are some innovative ways of accessing financial support? Delegates at the Creative Spaces 2020 conference in April 2020 wrote down their ideas and Arts Access Aotearoa compiled them into a booklet, Show me your money: fundraising tips from Creative Spaces 2020 delegates.


WORD icon Show me the money: fundraising tips from Creative Spaces 2020 delegates 

PDF iconShow me the money: fundraising tips from Creative Spaces 2020 delegates 

Making the most of Facebook

Imagine an audience of 2.4 million people. That’s how many New Zealanders are on Facebook How do you grab their attention? Or better yet, how do you get started on Facebook? Making the most of Facebook: a guide for community arts organisations, prepared by Arts Access Aotearoa, is a practical tool for non-profit organisations starting to use Facebook – or already on Facebook but wanting to build an audience.

WORD icon Making the most of Facebook 

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The Value of Creative Spaces

 In 2016 Arts Access Aotearoa surveyed 32 creative spaces organisations from across the country, to capture a snapshot and health check of what Creative Spaces around the country have been doing, what they offer and how they are being managed. The survey results provide a benchmark for monitoring future growth and development in the sector.



Q & A: creative space insights

How do you respond to change? What are some of the ways you nurture your artists' individual voices? How do you promote and market your artists' work? And what does inclusion really mean? We are developing a range of Q & A insights on this webpage.

Please contact Claire if there are any topics you would like us to cover. 

Useful links

This page contains a list of useful links to organisations, publications, promotional opportunities and other resources. Read more


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