IMPACT OF THE ARTS: Neil Beales, Corrections Chief Custodial Officer and Jacqui Moyes, Arts in Corrections Adviser, Arts Access Aotearoa talk to Bryan Crump of RNZ’s Nights programme about the range of arts being used as a tool to support the rehabilitation process. Listen to the interview
BLOGGING ABOUT BALLET: Áine Kelly-Costello, who is blind, describes the many pleasures of going to an audio described performance of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Rome and Juliet with her mother. Read Áine's blog
ARTS IN CORRECTIONS: Ann Byford blogs about a hui in Northland "jam-packed with theatre, music, yoga, presentations, tape art and discussion about using the arts as a vehicle to create lasting change". Read more
HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Read the story of Otautahi Creative Spaces in Christchurch and the benefits of the arts and creativity in improving mental wellbeing.
HOW WE INCREASE ACCESS: What’s the story? and Performance review 2016 capture the highlights of Arts Access Aotearoa’s projects and partnerships over 2016. Read more about Arts Access Aotearoa’s programmes and projects in 2016
COME LISTEN TO MY STORY: Sixteen women in the Drug Treatment Unit at Arohata Women's Prison took part in a one-week theatre workshop, led by German theatre practitioner Uta Plate and local artists. Watch the video and read the story about the workshop
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