Recipients of Fellowships 2022
Artists, a creative space and projects built around access, inclusion and participation in the arts are recipients of Ngā Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Fellowships 2022.
The four recipients were:
- Ari Kerssens, Auckland, recipient of the Whakahoa Kaitoi Whanaketanga PAK’nSAVE Artist Fellowship: to develop a project in collaboration with sound artist Tash van Schaardenburg, based on a series of audio recordings exploring Ari’s blind experience of navigating various environments in Tāmaki Makaurau using a cane.
Salā Roseanne Leota, Kāpiti Coast, recipient of the Whakahoa Kaitoi i Te Ara Poutama Arts in Corrections Artist Fellowship: o explore and research the development of her creative writing processes and abilities, with the support of an arts mentor. She is currently Home Ground’s Creative Advisor and is working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Massey University.
- Magenta Creative Space, Nelson, recipient of the Whakahoa Whakawatea Kaitoi Tangata Holdsworth Creative Spaces Fellowship: to support art tutor and artist Samara Davis to lead and develop a programme where she will work with young people living with mental distress to create mural-style street art.
- Charlotte Nightingale, Warkworth, Auckland, recipient of the Whakahoa Kaitoi Te Puna Toi Creative New Zealand Arts For All Fellowship: to work with the PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities) community and create Spark, a multisensory theatre work for audiences with PMLD. The work will be produced and presented by Glass Ceiling Arts Collective, which Charlotte co-founded in 2020.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, who made these Fellowships possible.