Our creative wellbeing approach
We support diverse needs and cultures through āko, the process where artist and tutor learn from each other in a reciprocal way. The aim of our creative space is to promote whanaungatanga through creative activity and provision of a space to encourage social inclusion. This is a place for connectedness, community and reducing barriers to participation by creating an accessible, engaged environment for all. We support and advocate for ngā toi mo te katoa: arts for all.
As a member of the national Creative Spaces Network, we work in partnership with other creative spaces in the region and collaborate with annual events and organisations in Paetūmōkai such as Fab Feathy, Booktown and Featherston Organics Week.
We are proud of our vision, “Hauora and wellbeing through creativity”, which places cultural practice and wellbeing with creative expression and art-making at its core.