Creative Voice celebrates diversity and enables collaboration and participation for all in the arts and cultural fields.
Creative Voice was established in the 1970’s as Hutt Valley Community Arts to support more community involvement in the arts. We are a charitable trust funded by Hutt City Council.
In 2016 we relaunched as Creative Voice to show our commitment to giving the community a voice to their creativity.
Today we are a strong, open and responsive organisation covering all arts genres. Our focus is on supporting our local communities and artists in the expression of their arts and culture.
We discover and promote creative potential throughout the Wellington region.
What We Do:
We facilitate, challenge, stimulate and nurture art in individuals, groups and audiences by serving and strengthening cultural identity, community well-being and Turangawaewae.
- We run projects such as drumming workshops, community parades, art making workshops, children’s programmes, and professional development programmes for artists.
- We provide resources such as mentoring, workshops, funding support, project development, networking, and talks.
- We advise on funding, umbrella and support funding applications.
We Work with Communities:
We are a living and growing organisation and aim to always ask rather than tell and we grow according to local community need. We understand that local communities are the experts and so we also work to discover and support community creative projects.
As a grass roots organisation we are fleet of foot and able to respond swiftly and flexibly to the needs of our varied and vibrant local communities.
Recent Projects and Programmes:
- Teach art and mural painting to youth
- Resource community holiday programmes
- Offer seniors workshops, e.g. senior ukulele
- Collaborate with events, festivals and installations
- Support grass-roots artists
- Organise and collaborate with creative community events
- Travelling Booth available for hire.
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