Arts Access Aotearoa

The purpose of Arts Access Aotearoa | Putanga Toi ki Aotearoa is to increase access to the arts for people who experience barriers to participation as artists, performers, audience members, and gallery and museum visitors. We do this by working in the disability, mental health and Deaf communities.

We also work with the professional arts sector to improve their access to Deaf and disabled audiences.

Arts Access Aotearoa provide a national advisory and advocacy service about access to the arts. This includes providing information, resources and research through the Information Centre. 

We advise the Department of Corrections on its arts programmes and activities, and advocate for the arts as a tool to support the rehabilitative process of prisoners and their reintegration back into the community on release.