Award Winners - Arts for Health

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 

To 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.