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Initial findings from research undertaken in the European Union, as well as Switzerland and the UK, open a window on accessibility and the arts in 40 countries. Like New Zealand, the EU and all its member states have ratified the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This Convention recognises disabled people’s right... Keep Reading
Arts Access Aotearoa are partnering with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to deliver funding targeted at creative spaces as part of the Government’s new Te Tahua Whakahaumaru Creative Arts Recovery Employment (CARE) Fund described above. $18 million has been earmarked specifically for the Creative Spaces Initiative, a fund designed to... Keep Reading
Part of its international programme, Creative New Zealand’s Global Wayfinding Programme has been set up to help artists, practitioners and arts organisations stay internationally engaged and strengthens their professional capabilities so that they can sustain their international practice. This includes supporting artists to... Keep Reading
Te Ora Auaha has received funding from Creative New Zealand’s Arts Grants to run a series of webinars promoting Aotearoa’s best arts, health and wellbeing practice, while building networks of practitioners and organisations. Each webinar will be co-developed with partners who bring expertise and connections in a specific area of practice.... Keep Reading
Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for applications for grants to the Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust. The grants will support the development of talented young artists living in the Wellington region who face barriers in pursuing their artistic potential. Keep Reading
The use of personal story in participatory arts projects is a contentious topic. The potential human and ethical fallout of presenting people’s personal narratives (or not) are many, and practitioners need to proceed with a high level of awareness and care. This issue is the focus of a new book by Clark Baim, Director of the Birmingham... Keep Reading
Property owners Roland Logan and Sharon Ng both emphasise that they are just here to save their building at 212 Madras Street. ‘The last thing we want to do is hold up the stadium’. 212 Madras Street is the last remaining Edwardian warehouse building in Ōtautahi Christchurch and has been the recipient of... Keep Reading
New Zealand is renowned worldwide for its Covid-19 response. What is less well-known beyond our borders is the national mental health crisis. He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction recommended transformative action was needed to support better mental health and wellbeing for all. The government has... Keep Reading
The Government’s $70 million Te Tahua Whakahaumaru Creative Arts Recovery and Employment (CARE) Fund announced in 2021 represents the (we think the first) bespoke arts and wellbeing funding targeted at communities. The scheme has two priorities; participation in the cultural sector by communities who traditionally have less access to... Keep Reading
With support from Creative New Zealand’s Wayfinding Programme*, and the team at Auckland Live, Te Ora Auaha has been working on an Aotearoa-specific contribution to the 2021 International Culture Health and Wellbeing Conference. Hosted fully online for the first time, this year’s International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference... Keep Reading