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CARE Workshops: Home Ground on the Road!

Thanks to the Ministry for Culture & Heritage's Creative Arts Recovery and Employment Fund (CARE), Home Ground can deliver three regional CARE workshops in the Kāpiti coast, Te Tairāwhiti Gisborne and Pōneke in 2022. Maybe even in the Manawatu!

Our 3-day creativity and wellbeing workshop is for women in the justice system and aim to provide a safe, nurturing space that encourages community connectedness and well-being.

Our Home Ground kaupapa for these workshops is about creating an inclusive opportunity to try various new art forms, and to bring a sense of PLAY and FUN back to making and connecting. This is all about feeling good in the moment, taking a break from the stress, and tapping into different resources to get us through the tough times.

In 2022 we want to connect up the dots between communities, supporting local arts, artists and creative spaces to grow our Home Ground whānau.

How to join the workshop

Keep an eye out on our social media for updates for when we are coming to your town. We will put up a form you can fill out to sign up.

If you or anyone you know want to join, you can connect with us from Arohata Prison, your Probation Office and community groups working in the reintegration space.

There are 10 spaces available on each workshop.

For more info you can email us directly at

Who will run our workshop?

Home Ground facilitator and Creative Director, Jacqui Moyes, will be running the workshops. Traveling with Jacqui is our Wellbeing Navigator, Tana Pohe. They will partner with local artists and creative spaces for each 3-day workshop.

Working with local artists and creative spaces means we are able to connect participants with ongoing creative opportunities.

When will we run our workshops?

Dates are still being confirmed but March is popular!

Te Tairāwhiti is the end of March, Kāpiti coast will be early April.

Pōneke might be lucky and get one in April, but we do love our Crafty Christmas workshops so December is likely!

Are you an artist or community space who wants to connect?

Are you in Kāpiti, Pōneke or Te Tairāwhiti? If you are interested in collaborating with us, or just supporting the mahi - please get in touch! We depend on our creative community to make things work, we would love to hear from you. Send us an email at

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