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Posted by Philip Patston on 15 December 2009, 5:37 pm in , ,

The arts are for everyone

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For many people, it’s relatively easy to go to an arts  event but for disabled people, that choice is often made hard by all the barriers that can leave the doors to an arts event closed. Creative New Zealand in partnership with Arts Access Aotearoa has published Arts for All | Ngā toi mo te katoa. This guide provides practical and long-term ways for artists, arts organisations and venues to enhance their access, market their events to the disabled community and build new audiences.

You can download a pdf of Arts For All here. An accessible Word document is available here. You can also order Arts For All from the Creative New Zealand website or you can email Arts Access Aotearoa and order a copy. Arts Access Aotearoa’s website contains checklists, guidelines, information sheets and other useful resources, complementing Arts For All.

Diversityworks fosters change and diversity by providing a range of solutions to the creative, business, education, community and government sectors. We can help arts organisations develop policy, work with management and governance on culture change, offer staff training, and advise on access issues and opportunities. Contact us to find out more »