Increasing arts access

Every dollar you donate will increase access to the arts and benefit artists, people and communities throughout New Zealand.
Programmes and projects needing support include:

Arts For All: increasing access to arts and cultural events for everyone
Demand for Circa Theatre’s accessible shows has grown significantly in recent years. This includes audio described shows for blind and low vision patrons; relaxed performances for people with autism, sensory communication or learning disabilities; and sign interpreted shows for Deaf people. 

Creative spaces: building the sustainability of community-based creative spaces throughout New Zealand
Artists in the Making is a creative space in Whitianga and Coromandel Town. In 2021, it’s been reaching out to more Māori and Pasifika peoples, as well as people on low incomes. Living in remote areas can create access barriers but small communities are also interconnected..

Deaf and disabled artists: creating work and developing sustainable careers
Lusi Faiva’s achievements were celebrated at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021, where she received the Arts Access PAK’nSAVE Artistic Achievement Award. She was part of Wellington’s CubaDupa 2021, performing a work called Taupou, made in collaboration with Everybody Cool Lives Here.

Arts in Corrections: using the arts as a tool supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners
In her role as a Dance Educator at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Kristie Mortimer teaches dance in Arohata and Rimutaka Prisons, and is also teaching a 30-week dance programme at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility when COVID-19 restrictions allow.




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