Downloadable resources

This page has some online resources that may help your creative space.

Creative Spaces Resource Kit

Arts Accoess Aotearoa produced this toolkit in 2007 in response to the many queries we receive from community arts organisations in need of information, guidance and resources. It includes sections on starting up, planning a structure, governance, fundraising and marketing, staff and volunteers, and evaluation. It also contains general information about creative spaces. You can buy a Resource Kit  for $30 (including postage and packaging within New Zealand) or receive a free pdf file of the Resource Kit that you can print off. Please contact Laura Armstrong (T: 04-802 4349 E: ).

An online presence

How can the internet help us achieve our goals and engage with our community? Community groups and NGOs often don’t have large budgets to spend on websites. Groupings, the blog of WebGuide, is a fantastic toolkit for community groups wanting to establish an online presence. If you can spare some time to look at this website, you won’t be sorry: it’s brimming with excellent ideas and links. You can download Connect Your Community here. This is an accessible guide on running an effective community website. It’s also available as a printed booklet from local Citizens’ Advice Bureau offices, local Te Puni Kokiri offices, and most public libraries. We want to express our appreciation to the Waikato 2020 Communicatiosn Trust for offering us 60 copies of this booklet to distribute. Please contact Laura if you would like us to mail you a booklet.

Copyright resources

The Copyright Council of New Zealand has clear and user-friendly copyright information, including copyright creators, owners and consumers. For an introduction to copyright in New Zealand click here. For copyright information specific to visual arts click here. An index of all its information sheets is available here.

Creative New Zealand's Protecting Creativity is an accessible summary of copyright, designs, patents, branding and further information. Download or read the guide here.

Artists Alliance considers copyright in a case study about ownership and the right to reproduce work.

Keeping it legal | e ai ki te ture

This online resource has been developed in response to a continuing need for all organisations, groups, trusts and societies to have simple, accurate information about their legal obligations.

Use the checklists to review different laws and how it can affect you. Read each topic to get information on those areas of the law you need to know more about. Create action plans that you can print or email to your colleagues.


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