Projects and programmes
This page highlights projects, opportunities and programmes set up by creative spaces or faciliated by Arts Access Aotearoa. We encourage you to enter your accessible performances and events on Arts Access Aotearoa's events webpage.
Please contact Jenny Hutchings, Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: firstname.lastname@example.org) about your projects amd programmes. Jenny works on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Current projects and opportunities
Enter the Sandz Art Awards and exhibition 2018
SANDZ STUDIO AND GALLERY in Hamilton is calling for entries to the Sandz Art Awards 2018. These awards are open to any New Zealand visual artists with an intellectual disability. They works may be in any any 2D or 3D media, including photography, but no video works will be accepted. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28 November. Please ensure you have return courier arrangements in place before sending the works. Works to be labelled with artist name, contact details and price. Entry to the award is free and the winners will be announced on 14 December. The exhibition runs from 3 to 21 December. Sandz Gallery will charge a 20% commission on works sold.
Enquiries to E: email@example.com T: 07 847 4344
Photos tell a thousand words
ARTS ACCESS AOTEAROA is offering creative spaces a chance to promote themselves on the creative spaces section of this website. Choose four or five great images that reflect the value of your creative space and email to Iona McNaughton, Communications Manager. She will create a collage of the best images and promote these on the website and on social media. The collages will include a caption about your creative space. Check out the collage of images from Mix creative space
Māpura Studios and its Stroke Art Therapy programme
MAPURA STUDIOS offers an intensive 12-week Stroke Art Therapy course at very little cost to participants. Many have benefited from this life-changing course and have gone on to reclaim their lives. Some further develop their new-found skills in the Arts Transition and Leading a Creative Life classes, and find a new identity as artists. With no direct government funding, Māpura Studios relies on the generosity of donors, philanthropic trusts and fundraising to provide programmes such as this and to subsidise class fees for the other 15 programmes it provides.
For more information about Māpura Studios and its the Stroke Art Therapy programme, visit the Māpura Studios website, call 09 845 5361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become part of an online community
ARTS ACCESS AOTEAROA invites creative spaces to become a part of Flightdec community websites, where relevant content (news, events, blogs, images, resources) can be shared to other sites instantly and on a daily basis. Flightdec provides a free template/framework containing a lot of built-in tools. That means the basic structure is pre-set but you determine your own menu headings and content, images, colours, logos and branding. The only cost is a monthly subscription fee of $25, plus GST, to Flightdec to host the website and provide a basic email and phone-in help desk. For more information, please contact Jenny Hutchings.
A national conference, Creative Spaces 2020: building a strong future sector, held at CQ Hotels Wellington on 27 and 28 April 2016, resulted in a strong desire from the 55 delegates to form a national body to represent and advocate for the creative spaces sector. the conference was a chance for the sector to meet, share challenges and find answers, and work with Arts Access Aotearoa to develop a four-year plan of action. Read more
A cumulative and interactive exhibition, launched at C.S. Art in Invercargill in July 2016, connected creative spaces as it orbited New Zealand. After exhibitions in Wellington and Dunedin in early 2017, the final landing was back in Invercargill, where C.S Art displayed the artworks collected through its journey in April 2017 as part of the Southland Arts Festival 2017. Read more
Arts Access Aotearoa's Creative Spaces Mentor Programme aimed to help build the capacity and sustainability of the creative spaces sector. A pilot mentoring project was developed in 2013. Based on the success of this pilot, Arts Access Aotearoa facilitated a mentor programme from 2014 to 2016. Read more