This calendar lists arts and cultural events that promote inclusion and provide accessible services. For example, audio described performances; sign interpreted gallery and museum tours; exhibitions and performances organised by creative spaces; workshops and relaxed performances; professional development opportunities; and public events featuring artworks by prisoners.
It also lists arts and cultural events featuring Deaf and disabled artists, performers and writers.
Please download Arts Access Aotearoa's Guidelines to posting an event.
This is an invitation to the Māpura community of artists, support workers, volunteers, staff and the wider world to create beautiful, fantastical, over the top, simple, bizarre, magical, mythical masks, gloves and/or costumes with whatever medium you like using any materials you can find. Keep Reading
Vincents Gallery presents a fundraising exhibition to raise money for Vincents Art Workshop's ongoing costs. There will be an exciting range of affordable artworks for sale including paintings, ceramics, crafts, weaving and more. Keep Reading
New works by David Boyle will be on display at ROAR! gallery, opening night 2 July 5.30pm-7.00pm Keep Reading
In this group exhibition of five artists, Joanna Barrett, Heidi Brickell, Natanahira Pona, Jermaine Reihana and Ruth Woodbury, we develop the theme of Matariki through contemporary painting, installation, carving and sculpture which celebrates the sentience of our environment at this time. Keep Reading
Singing is a therapeutic activity that can show benefits across the spectrum of the domains of development – physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language. It is an opportunity to participate and share your voice with others by singing old favourites and, perhaps, learning some new songs. Keep Reading
Join a Govett-Brewster team member for a free touch and audio described tour of our current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed. Guide dogs are welcome. Keep Reading
Vincents Gallery presents the first group show since Vincents has reopened. The exhibition will feature artworks in many different mediums, some of which were created by artists at home during the lockdown. Keep Reading
The touch tour for Auckland Theatre Company's The Haka Party Incident will be held on Sunday 9 August at 2:30pm ahead of the 4pm performance at Q Theatre. Keep Reading
Award-winning playwright Stanley Makuwe brings us a gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism in Black Lover, the story of expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd, who was ousted as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958 for being a “black lover”. Because the play is rich in dialogue, audio description is not necessary. Keep Reading
An opportunity for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, and other sensitivity issues or special needs, to experience the world of ballet in a sensory-friendly environment. Keep Reading
Fame and immortality come to church in a unique and immersive staging of Handel's Baroque masterpiece Semele in the breathtaking beauty of Holy Trinity Cathedral, conceived and directed by New Zealand Opera's General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess with Jacqueline Coats. Handel's score is an exciting mix of opera and oratorio. Unlike his... Keep Reading
In conjunction with Blind and Low Vision NZ, Showbiz Christchurch is staging an audio described performance and preshow touch tour for patrons with visual impairments on Sunday 5 April 2020. Keep Reading
Inclusive Creative Dance for children provides the opportunity to explore the use of imagination, self-expression and creativity while developing skills through the language of movements. As a part of the multimodal Arts Expression the class includes art-making inspiration. Keep Reading