We provide support to help you regain your well being. Our mission statement is to promote "Wellness through Art."

Arts for Health Community Trust is a Charitable Trust that provides a venue for people who are unwell or who are working towards maintaining their wellness using the creative arts.   We offer open studio facilities so that people can work on their own creative art projects in a supportive and fun environment.  Many of our artists are managing mental health challenges, physical or intellectual disabilities, or experiencing medical health issues.  Sometimes people join us to help them connect socially with other like minded people. 

The philosophy of Arts for Health is that everyone has the right to be creative no matter what their circumstances. The arts can provide inspiration, motivation and opportunity for self-expression, from which emerges a sense of self, independence and dignity.

Artists can choose their projects and work at their own pace. Our staff help and encourage them to discover the joys of being creative in a caring and supportive environment.  Artists are given the opportunity to meet others and share in the creative experience. There is no required level of expertise to participate in our activities.  Many Arts for Health participants have no previous art experience, while others come to us with a toolbox of knowledge and skills. 

Our community base is located at the Ward Park Arts and Crafts Centre in Hamilton. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am until 2.30pm.   To operate this service we rely on grants, donations and fundraising.

Our Charities Commission Registration Number is CC34484.

Arts in the Park Saturday 19 January 2019

If you like walking through the tree lined Ward Park (opposite the Girls High) on a lovely summers day, finding beautiful hand crafted treasures from local artists and crafts people, eating tasty snacks and soaking in the atmosphere, Arts in the Park is the perfect place for you. Situated in the middle of Hamilton there will be plenty to see and do with free entertainment and music.

Come and join us between 10am and 2pm - meet some fantastic artists, find some treasures and have a lazy day at Arts in the Park.   



Dirty Acrylic Pour Workshop - Saturday 19th January

Have you ever wanted to try acrylic pouring but been put off by the cost of purchasing all of the materials or worried about the mess? Well here is your chance to do just that without the start up costs or the mess. Just purchase your own acrylic pour 1 hour experience. Our tutors will guide you through the process of acrylic pouring. Pick up to 5 different colours, mix them yourself, add your mediums and then pour the paint to make your own unique painting filled with flowing colours, shapes and cells. We supply everything, and you will go home with your own unique 12x12" canvas, ready to hang on your wall. These experiences usually retail for $75 but to celebrate our first Arts in the Park event we will be offering them for $39.95. Painting takes place at Arts In the Park, 19 Jan 2019 and we are running a workshop every hour on the hour for people to come and have a go. What do I do? To purchase your picture email us at office@artsforhealth.co.nz and we will direct you to our bank account and confirm what workshop hours work best for you - Easy! Then come along on 19 January 2019 with your confirmation email or show us on your phone, to Norris Ward Park, Tristram St, Hamilton (the park app the Girls High) and have some fun. This is a fantastic opportunity to do with your friend or the kids, (yes they will get dirty but we provide aprons and gloves, so only half messy) Choose from 5 time slots 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm & 2pm. This is a fundraising event for Arts for Health Community Trust. Thank you for your support.

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