Creative spaces directory: Otago region
Creative spaces are community-based arts organisations and groups where people, often with limited access, can go to make art, participate in theatre, dance, music, film and creative writing. Find a creative space in Otago. If you would rather look at a national directory, visit the national creative spaces directory.
Email Kate Hiatt, Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa to update your entry or to include your creative space in this directory.
Address: 462 Princes Street, Dunedin
Artsenta is a shared art studio for people 17 years or over receiving support for a mental health or addiction issue. Materials, equipment and support for a wide range of creative activities are provided including visual art, craft, music and creative writing. No artistic experience is required and it is free to attend. Artsenta caters for people who like to work in all sorts of ways - from individual work to group activities. There’s the occasional outing and a mix of exhibitions and events held throughout the year. Visit our Facebook page or the Artsenta website to find out more.
Contact: Paul Smith, Director | 03 477 9566 | email@example.com
Waitaki Creative Wellbeing
The Artsenta outreach team provides creative wellbeing sessions in a number of towns in North Otago. These sessions are an opportunity for anyone 18 years and over experiencing mental distress or wellbeing challenges to be creative in a safe and supportive environment. All sessions are free to attend but places may be limited. Find out more on our Facebook page.
Kurow – weekly on Mondays, 12:30-3pm; Palmerston – weekly on Tuesdays, 12:30-3pm; Oamaru – weekly on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12 noon and 1pm-3:30pm.
Contact: Toni 021 184 8470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Otago Creative Wellbeing
The Artsenta outreach team provides creative wellbeing sessions in a number of towns in Central Otago. These sessions are an opportunity for anyone 18 years and over experiencing mental distress or wellbeing challenges to be creative in a safe and supportive environment. All sessions are free to attend but places may be limited. Find out more on our Facebook page.
Wanaka – weekly on Tuesdays, 2pm-4:30pm; Cromwell – weekly on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12 noon; Alexandra – weekly on Thursdays, 12:30pm-3pm.
Contact: Janie 021 027 81078 or email@example.com
Studio2 and Margaret Freeman Gallery
Address: 147 Hillside Rd, Dunedin
Studio2 and the Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art studio in South Dunedin for people with disabilities. It provides a relaxed space where people can explore their creativity through a variety of processes and mediums. Activities include free-form visual art creation, music and audio play, role-playing games with problem solving and conflict resolution, puppet creation and story building, and digital games and media. It's open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm. Visit their website.
Contact: Programme Facilitator | 03 455 5222 | firstname.lastname@example.org