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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 ART COMPETITION WINNERS:

1st Prize (Adults' section)           Katherine Cook   (No. 34)

Adult Merit Prizes:                      Susannah Salter  (No. 40)

                                                Brodie Reynolds   (No. 77)

                                                Sharon Gleeson   (No. 36)

                                                Bronz Cross         (No. 52)

                                                Phillip Longley       (No. 19)

1st Prize (Students' section)       Charlotte Aroa       (No. 66)

Student Merit Prize                     Austin Johnson     (No. 70)

People's Choice Award               Brodie Reynolds   (No. 77)

Raffle Winner                             Sharon Garrick


2019 ART COMPETITION

MANY THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS OF OUR 2019 ART COMPETITION.  

JPolicy Development

For all your policy needs
Contact Janet (Jay) Spencer
021 793225 or 07 8554101
21 Ngaere Avenue, Chartwell, Hamilton 3210
Email: JPolicyDevelopment@clear.net.nz

SAVE THE DATE - QUIZ NIGHT

Date:     Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Where:  Celebrating Age Centre, Victoria Street, Hamilton

Time:     7pm onwards

$10 per person Tables of 6 maximum

Great spot prizes and winning table prize

Raffles, Buy an Answer ( in selected rounds)

Supper provided

BYO drinks and snacks

To reserve table contact Jay on 021793225 or fundraisingartsforhealth@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE - ARTS IN THE PARK

Date:          Saturday, 22nd February 2020

Where:       Norris Ward Park, Hamilton

Hello everyone, are you an artist/craft person?

Arts in the Park is an event run to raise funds for us at Arts for Health.We are looking for vendors to be part of this event on 22/02/2020.

Check out https://www.facebook.com/AFHfundraiser/?ref=bookmarks

Registration at https://form.jotform.co/91488448876882
All contact to artsinthepark19@gmail.com