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Donate to Arts Access Aotearoa

You can help Arts Access Aotearoa increase access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand.

Arts Access Aotearoa is a registered charitable trust (C33533) and you can claim a tax credit on any donation of $5 or more.

How to make a donation

Credit card

If you have a credit card (Visa or MasterCard), you can make easy, secure, tax-deductible online donations to Arts Access Aotearoa through our Online Donation Form:

Make a credit card donation now 

Direct Debit

You can also make a tax deductible donation to our work with a direct credit, or recurring automatic payment, to our bank account: 03-0502-0040862-00 / Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga Charitable Trust.

Please include "donation" in the reference field and provide your contact details to Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349) so we can say thank you and issue your donation receipt.

Payroll giving

How it works: if your employer offers a payroll giving scheme, choose the organisation/s you would like to support from the IRD list of approved donee organisations. Your employer deducts the money on your behalf and passes it onto the organisation.

For every dollar you donate you get 33.33 cents back as a tax credit, reducing the amount of PAYE or withholding tax you pay. Even better, you don't need to do anything at the end of the tax year as you've already received the tax credits.

How to get started:

1. Check with your employer if they offer payroll giving

2. Check the organisation is on the IRD approved list (yes, Arts Access Aotearoa is on the list!)

3. Let your employer or payer know:

  • the name of the organisation (Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga Charitable Trust)
  • the organisation's bank account number (03-0502-0040862-00)
  • how much you want to donate
  • when you want to donate

Here is link to more information about payroll giving on the IRD website

Leave a gift in your will

A bequest or legacy is a gift left in your will that will help us ensure that future generations will experience art and creativity without barriers. For more information: Make a lasting difference, leave a gift in your will

Give a regular donation as a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa

Becoming a regular donor, through payroll giving or via a recurring direct debit or credit card payment, means you are a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa.

As a friend, you will be kept up to date with events and activities throughout the year and your regular donation will support our work to ensure all people can participate in the arts either as creators or audience members. Every dollar you donate will benefit artists, people and communities through out New Zealand.

If you would like information about becoming a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa, please contact Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349)

Sponsorship and corporate support

By sponsoring Arts Access Aotearoa, your business can be strategically aligned with a national arts charity that increases access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand. If you would like more information about how you can support Arts Access Aotearoa, please contact Richard Benge, Executive Director (T: 04 802 4349 or 021 217 1002 E:

Other ways to support

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 most things. If you would like to make a donation, please contact a creative space on our Creative Spaces Directory or Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349) for more information.

Donations of materials to prisons

Arts Access Aotearoa has a contract with the Department of Corrections to support arts activities in prisons around New Zealand. This means we engage with Corrections staff, artists, volunteers and community groups and support them to deliver arts activities.

If you have high quality art books and art materials you would like to donate to prisons, please get in touch with Chris Ulutupu, Arts in Corrections Advisor (E: T: 04 802 4349)

Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Arts Access Aotearoa. Everything we do is to ensure that everyone can experience the arts in New Zealand, whatever their circumstances. This can be life-affirming for people who face barriers to accessing the arts.




Programmes and projects for you to support

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

Tim Bray
Arts For All: increasing access to arts and cultural events for everyone
Every year, more than 20,000 children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds attend Tim Bray Theatre Company’s shows, and participate in its workshops and classes. A pioneer in providing sign interpreted theatre for Deaf patrons, Auckland’s leading theatre company for children also provides touch tours and audio described shows for blind and low vision patrons, along with sensory relaxed performances.

Creative spaces: building the sustainability of community-based creative spaces throughout New Zealand
An exhibition, Get a Hat, Get a Head, used hats to break down stigma around mental health and spark discussion in the wider Wellington community during Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. Artists from creative spaces in the Wellington region collaborated to turn secondhand hats into artistic creations. The project received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Community Arts Award 2020.

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards: celebrating individuals, groups and organisations that provide access to the arts
An award-winning performing artist, arts projects and creative spaces nurturing mental health and wellbeing, a pioneer of accessibility in children’s theatre, and leadership in delivering arts programmes in prisons were celebrated at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020, presented online for the first time by Arts Access Aotearoa on 13 October. The pre-recorded video received 1044 views on the night.

Arts in Corrections: using the arts as a tool supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners
Rob Mokaraka has only one goal with his performances of Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet. It’s to save lives by “illuminating the shadows of hurt” with compassion and humour. Rob first performed Shot Bro at Rimutaka Prison in 2016 before returning in 2020. He’s also performed this solo show in Springhill Corrections Facility three times, Auckland Prison three times and Invercargill Prison.





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