ARTS IN CORRECTIONS SOUTH ISLAND NETWORK: The November 2017 meeting was combined with Arts Access Aotearoa's Arts For All Canterbury Network. Members enjoyed a panel discussion about the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's week-long music programme in Christchurch Men's Prison. Read more about the CSO programme
The prisons are located in four regions and Arts Access Aotearoa has established networks within three of these regions. The networks include Corrections staff and volunteers, Community Corrections staff, artists and writers, academics, and people in the wider community interested in arts and social justice.
For more information about the location of the prisons, regional offices, special treatment units and Community Corrections offices, visit the Department of Corrections website.
For information and advice, contact Jacqui Moyes, Arts in Corrections Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Networking about Arts in Corrections
Sharing knowledge and resources, talking about creative possibilities and challenges, and collaborating on Arts in Corrections projects are among the aims of the Arts in Corrections Network facilitated by Arts Access Aotearoa. With the networks well-established, Jacqui Moyes is calling for network members to make their names and contact details available for publication under the relevant network. “These lists will give members easy access to information-sharing, support and advice throughout the year – not just at one or two meetings a year. People working in Arts in Corrections can feel quite isolated and so the networks are a valuable way to connect, either face to face at meetings or via phones and emails.” Read Networking about Arts in Corrections
Collaboration and the power of great ideas
"Lawrence Ereatara, Principal Corrections Officer at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison, and a group of the men performed a haka to Beth Hill, Jacqui Moyes of Arts Access Aotearoa and Simon Tanner, Assistant Prison Director at Northland Region Corrections Facility – the three people responsible for the hui’s success," writes art tutor and Northern Region Network hui participant Ann Byford in her blog. "However, the strength behind it all came from the prisoners who joined us. They were our teachers. As Simon said, 'Without collaboration nothing will change. This event needs to be locked in each year so we don’t lose sight of the power of great ideas – and making things happen'.” Read Collaboration and the power of great ideas