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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.

Our vision

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.

Harry Potter Hat
Christine Felting
Painting in Progress



Staff and board

Visiting tutors


I have attended several courses at FCS.  I have found the tutors to be exceptional at inspiring creativity and very generous with their knowledge. The atmosphere at Fareham is friendly and inclusive and I have always felt welcomed there.  I have been inspired to continue sewing and have made several made-to-measure garments for myself, and been learning to make patterns using favourite garments and made gifts for friends and cushions for my home also using some of the materials I have dyed using shibori techniques.

Glass Creations Workshop

"Fantastic workshop. Heather was a knowledgeable and patient teacher who shared her time well among us all and was always ready to help out" Melanie

Invisible Mending

"Excellent experience.  It has been a long time since I've gathered with like-minded folk"


Incredible - I came with the only expectation to learn some basic weaving, instead I came away with this 'experience' that spoke to me on so many levels - sustainability, culture, and respect.



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