Regional creative space networks
There are many creative spaces in communities, towns and cities throughout New Zealand. Regional networks are being established. In Wellington a group meet on a regular basis to discuss issues; share information about opportunities, projects and potential collaborations; and support each other. Waikato creative spaces met in August 2018 and would like to grow their network.
If you're interested in setting up your own regional network, please contact Jenny Hutchings, Creative Spaces Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: email@example.com) for advice and support. Jenny works on Mondays and Tuesdays.
If you wish to join the Auckland or Wellington networks, please contact the facilitator listed.
Creative Access Network (CAN), Auckland
Creative Access Network (CAN) was established to provide a legal entity for the network of members in Auckland. The members of CAN are united by a common purpose: supporting access to the arts for everyone.
Waikato Creative Spaces Network
This network includes creative spaces in the Waikato region and meets to share resources, information and ideas and for collegial support. Members include Artmakers, Arts for Health, Twin Rivers Community Art Centre, Sandz Studio and Gallery, and representatives of Creative Waikato and Waikato Museum. If you would like to join this network, please contact Jenny.
Wellington Creative Spaces Network
This network includes creative spaces in the Greater Wellington region and meets four times a year to share resources, information and ideas. Members include Mix and Arts on High (Hutt City); Vincents Art Workshop, Pablos Art Studios, Wellington Integrated Dance, Opportunity Arts (Wellington city); King Street Artworks and newly establishing Fareham Creative Space (Wairarapa); The Shed and Te Ara Korowai (Kapiti Coast) and more... Wellington creative spaces will be piloting an Tutor Exchange initiative - with discussion October /November and exchanges occuring in the new year.
Donations of materials to creative spaces
Creative spaces often have limited resources and welcome donations of materials such as paint, paper, wool and cardboard. In fact, the possibilities are endless: most creative spaces are expert at recycling . If you would like to make a donation, please contact a creative space or Jenny Hutchings.
News stories about your activities
Arts Access Aotearoa can help you promote your creative space. We write news stories and post these on the website and, sometimes, on The Big Idea, Creative New Zealand, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and Scoop websites. We also promote these stories on Facebook and Twitter. We can help you reach a larger audience. Please email Iona with your newsworthy stories.