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We live in a fractured and fragmented society where disparities between prosperity and well-being are increasingly evident, where our planet and its natural resources are under threat and where a globalised environment alienates us from a sense of place, belonging and identity.

The arts provide an independent forum and medium through which it is possible to analyse and address issues of concern to humanity and our planet, and in doing so, to celebrate our power to act and to speak out. The arts are a final bastion of freedom.

Arts in Action is created by Depot Artspace, an open and inclusive creative community in Devonport, Auckland.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NEW ZEALAND CULLS 600,000 BOOKS: DOES THIS DECISION CONSTITUTE CULTURAL VANDALISM?

We have observed with growing consternation as the huge public opprobrium regarding the removal of…

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Indigenous Ecology and Arts Wananga

An Indigenous Ecology and Arts Wananga was developed last year with Lance Cablk (Restoring Takarunga…

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Suicide Awareness

Depot Artspace has received recognition for its work on suicide over the past 20 years…

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SUSTAINABILITY: THE ENDURING COMMUNITY

Sustainability has become a prominent buzzword, which over the past year or so has been…

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Artist Resale Royalties

  The burgeoning secondary arts market has suddenly mushroomed since Covid 19, with an increasing…

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Survey for Creative Employment Programme

  Image: Revolution Creative & Artslab at employment expo SHAPING CREATIVE EMPLOYMENT IN AOTEAROA NEW…

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Re-Framing the Future

  DEPOT ARTSPACE: REFRAMING THE FUTURE “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.…

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COMMUNITY IS THE FUTURE

  As lockdown passes the halfway mark, what have I learnt from it? A big…

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SUBMISSION TO THE DEVONPORT-TAKAPUNA LOCAL BOARD PLAN 2020

A Face to the Future: Depot Artspace Perspective on the Creative Community Post Covid-19 This…

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LETTER BY JOHN MINTO

WHEN A CRISIS SIGNALS THE NEED FOR CHANGE   We have included this letter on…

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GROUNDHOG DAY IN THE CREATIVE SECTOR: DECADES OF ACTIVELY GOING NOWHERE

"You want a prediction about the weather?........ It's going to be cold, it's going to…

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