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.

You can read more about the 2022 recipients and their projects on Arts Access Aotearoa’s website.




Charlotte Nightingale

Salā Roseanne Leota

Magenta Creative Space

Ari Kerssens, with van Schaardenburg
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