Winners of the Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Spaces Award 2020

Arts for Health is pleased to announce that we have won the prestigious Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020.  

We were recognised for our commitment to providing an accessible creative space to those with limited access to make art.
In their comments the judging panel said: “Arts For Health is an outstanding grassroots creative space, run largely by committed volunteers, and has had a huge impact over 30 years. The breadth of its reach and artforms is impressive as it touches the lives of people in its communities: students, hospital patients, senior citizens in rest homes – in fact, anyone who wants to use creativity as a means of empowerment and wellbeing.”

Read more about us here at the Waikato Times

Welcome to Arts for Health

We are a creative community space for anybody who wants to use the arts for well-being. As a charitable trust we have been running for 33 years. There is no required level of expertise needed, many of our participants have no previous art experience, while others come to us with a toolbox of knowledge and skills. Everyone is welcome.

If you think that you would like to try any of our activities ring us for an appointment. We can show you through our art studios so that you can get a better idea of what we do. 

Many of our artists come to Arts for Health to develop their skills and techniques, while others prefer to use the arts to develop a wider social circle with like minded people. 
We encourage all of our artists to participate in exhibitions and competitions when they feel ready. This is a great way to celebrate success and to share accomplishments.  If you would like to know more about us please Contact us. 

Latest News

Its been a busy time at Arts for Health, recipients of the Holdsworth Creative Spaces Award, our 'Unexpected' arts exhibition at Arts Post and two fun filled workshops this Term with our tutor Rhi Jackson.

Award Winners - Arts for Health

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 logo Trophy by: Hedy AnkersTo all the people & organisations that make our community successful ... this award is for you!

As an organisation that has been serving the Waikato community for over 33 years there are thousands of artists, volunteers, staff members and stakeholders who have helped shape who we are today. 

While we can't acknowledge every person individually in this small space we would like to take a moment to share our thanks to every one of you. 

Please give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, knowing New Zealand's creative movement acknowledges your gift of time, talents and resources to support the people of the Waikato to be healthy and well through the creative arts.

Art Therapy Workshop for Children 8-12 years

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4 PM 

Would you like to come to our next exciting arts therapy workshop in Te Awamutu? We will be using a whole range of art materials to look at ways of keeping ourselves well using the creative arts. This is a fun interactive workshop lead by our two arts therapists and is suitable for children 8-12 yrs.

All materials are provided.  

$10 per person.

Parents/caregivers are asked to drop off their child 5 minutes prior to the start time and may collect them at the finishing time.  Supported by Arts for Health and Waipa District Libraries.

Please book here 

Parent and children arts nights

Bond alongside your little one while you both enjoy an evening within the world of art, creating your own artworks for you each to take home!
Materials supplied and limited space so book in now!

First Thursday of the month from 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
(Thursday 1st October, Thursday 5th November, Thursday 3rd December)
One ticket per night includes the pair - 1 Children + 1 Adult
Children - aged 8 -14 yearsTickets