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Resources for creative spaces

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

Please contact Jenny Hutchings, Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: Jenny works on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Useful resources

Demonstrating the value of your work

Creative & INCredible Aotearoa aims to support artists and arts organisations to demonstrate the value of their work. Described as a basic 101 level resource, it helps you explore such things as gathering data and evidence; ways to tell stories about your work; and how to access support and links to further resources. It was created by Amber Walls and Rachael Trotman.

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Exult's sustainable funding workshop on DVD

Exult's popular one-day sustainable funding workshop is available on DVD so you can watch it in your own place when it best suits you and your team. It’s full of practical ideas for raising more funds more often and developing action steps for increasing your fundraising revenue. There’s no fluff, no jargon – just real ideas that will work for you. It costs $95 + $6.50 p & p, incl. GST. You can order via email or order online.

Privacy and Archiving Policy Guide

Here you will find tips for drafting Policy documents on Privacy, Information Management and Archiving read more

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.


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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.

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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 measure the impact of what you do? What does it mean to be inclusive? How do you promote and market your artists' work?  We are developing a range of Q & A insights on this webpagePlease contact Jenny if there are any topics you would like us to cover. 

International examples of access to the arts

This page provides links to research and articles about arts and community development, accessible arts practice, and Arts in Corrections. Read more

Useful links

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


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