Partnering with ChangeMakers

In partnership with ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum we are delivering a weekly creative wellbeing class for a new social group of women from Afghanistan. Opportunities to play, to laugh and experience joy have been truly welcomed by this fabulous group of women.

Creative in Schools

We have been awarded a Creative in Schools grant to work this year at Wellington East Girls College developing an inter-generational devised theatre project looking at cultural identity. Working with year 12 and 13 students, along side former students now in their 70’s and 80’s we will be exploring what’s changed over 6 decades when it comes to expressions of cultural identity.


Entering it’s third year our multi-cultural mothers support group continues to thrive. Supportive, creative, joyful.


Forging a shared identity, this wonderful group has named themselves The DCC, (the dramatic, chaotic club.)

Multi-ethnic Mothers

The joys, the challenges of raising kiwi kids when you grew up somewhere very different. This creative mothers group brings play, laughter, story-telling and story making to the complex job of parenting.

Learning through Play

Playing with language is learning language. Our weekly classes for former refugees and new migrants at MClass are a huge hit. Learning, connecting and developing.

Language learning through adaptive Improv


Improv and theatre based play activities are an active and joyful way to learn language and to understand culture and society. With this project we are at play with refugee background and new migrant students at two high schools in Wellington. Participation is effortless, joyful and developmental!

Discovering Parihaka

It has been a very special journey working in partnership with Wellington East Girls College to support a diverse group of young women to explore the history and future of Parihaka. Voice Arts was privileged to host Maata Wharehoka from Parihaka in Wellington to spend time with the group, sharing with them her knowledge. We are now in the process of editing our final film documenting the experience and we will take that back to the Marae in the coming months.