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Regional creative space networks

There are many creative spaces in communities, towns and cities throughout New Zealand. There are two regional networks - Auckland and Wellington - that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues; share information about opportunities, projects and potential collaborations; and support each other.

If you're interested in setting up your own regional network, you may wish to contact Claire Noble, Community Development Co-ordinator, Arts Access Aotearoa (E: T: 04 802 4349) for advice and support.

If you wish to join the Auckland or Wellington networks, please contact the facilitator listed.

Creative Access Network (CAN), Auckland

Creative Access Network (CAN) meets four times a year to share information and resources, and discuss issues. The members of CAN are united by a common purpose: supporting access to the arts for everyone. 

The benefits of a regional network

When and why was the Auckland CAN set up? How has the Auckland CAN developed over time? What are some of the challenges? And what are the benefits of a regional network? CAN answers these and other questions in a Q and A profile. 

Read the full Q and A interview with CAN. 

Contact:  Claire Noble, Arts Access Aotearoa (E: T: 04 802 4349).

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 and Alpha Art Studios (Wellington city); and King Street Artworks (Masterton).

Contact:  Claire Noble, Arts Access Aotearoa (E: T: 04 802 4349).

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 Claire Noble.

Profiling creative spaces and artists 

Arts Access Aotearoa profiles creative spaces and artists throughout New Zealand. If you would like your creative space and artists profiled on our website, please email us.

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.


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