ONE TO WATCH: Writer and spoken-word poet Helen Vivienne Fletcher performs Stick-abled: video directed, shot and edited by Rajeev Mishra.
CALL FOR BETTER ACCESS: How accessible is Parliament and other spaces and places in the capital city? There's a long way to go, Henrietta Bollinger says in a Stuff article and in The Dominion Post.
VALUING CREATIVE SPACES: “We need to be taken seriously and acknowledged for the contribution we make to healthy communities.” Read Richard Benge’s opinion piece published on Stuff and in The Dominion Post
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Men in Hawkes Bay Regional Prison sit around the table painting, talking and listening. Sitting with them is artist and education tutor Nic Scotland, who says she constantly witnesses the improvement in their personal development and communication. Read more
DISABILITY AND WRITING: Crip the Lit was formed in 2016 by Trish Harris and Robyn Hunt as a way for Deaf and disabled writers to have its unique voices, perspectives and stories included and valued in mainstream writing in New Zealand. In its new book, Here we are, read us, eight women writers with lived experience of disability, share their insights and experience. Read more
CONNECTING THROUGH MUSIC: Chamber Music New Zealand received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 206 for its Accessible Concerts Programme, which includes relaxed performances and workshops. Watch the video and read more