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Get a good dose of the Arts

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Phase 2 is open for nominations now

Arts Prescriptions for eligible organisations to participate as a group.

How this works

  • Specific groups must be nominated

  • You may nominate your own group

  • Once your organisation is nominated it will be assessed and notified if selected subject to criteria.

  • Once selected we will communicate with contact person to coordinate and plan the coordinated workshops facilitated by the Incubator Creative Hub team.

  • We will liaise with successful nominated group to book the dates and workshops.

  • Nominations are now open but are only subject to availability of matched sponsors and tutors .


Who is not eligible :

  • These opportunities are not for the staff of organisations but to be made available to  the clients or members of the groups who would a great positive dose of the arts.

  • This is not a team building opportunity for organisation staff.

  • Groups outside the Tauranga /Bay of Plenty zone 

  • Organisations groups funded by government funding including DHBs, Kura and Schools. (However we can also help you )


  • The maximum number that can be accommodated in one session is 14.

  • Each group needs to consist of a minimum of 7 people including any potential support person -(Generally one support per group only)

  • One opportunity per organisation applies.

“That’s what art is all about: - Wellbeing. Being able to create and access art contributes not only to our individual wellbeing but is also an important factor in the wellbeing of our communities, and our society as a whole.” – Jacinda Ardern

About the Programme

The Arts prescription  programme has been been inspired by the major studies conducted about  art and the connection to wellbeing.

We know it's a no brainer that  positive outcomes are achieved when individuals and groups participate in creative activity.

We also know the power of the arts has a positive impact on building strong communities and society as a whole.

Taking away the cost  barrier and organisational responsibility, we committed to a process of facilitating  stimulating creative workshops that are free of charge to worthy participants .

A pilot concept was delivered by the Incubator Creative Hub with support from  the ANZ  staff foundation .

The project was declared a  heartwarming, inspirational success with participants feeling Happy, Joyful, Inspired, Motivated and their confidence was boosted.


Although the pilot fund is well and truly exhausted, with these outcomes we now seek to find ways to continue this programme forever.


We seek  the generosity of  donors and volunteer tutors to continue paying this opportunity forward.

Corporate, Business or Private Donors

There are two options you or your business could
take up to pay some good stuff forward .

  1. Your organisation can sponsor another group to attend (This can be selected by you or chosen from the nominated organisations that meet the criteria )

  2. A placement can be donated to an individual to attend a workshop or series of Artery Art
    learning workshops .

    What an amazing opportunity for someone that needs a break and a good dose of the arts! 

Calling for Artist Donors

We are looking for generous artist tutors who would volunteer to hold either a workshop/s or spend a few hours with someone wo may usually face barriers around attending a group session .

We would like to hear from you if:

1. You have experience and confidence to facilitate a creative workshop to a group.

2. You have a great workshop idea

3. Are happy to spend some one on one time

Participating groups

Grief Support Services
Sweet Louise - Support for stage 4 breast cancer.
Bay of Plenty Deaf Children
Linc Support Services 
Merivale Community Centre - Adults
Merivale Community Centre Whānau Group