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Home Ground Artist Training Hui

Interested in learning more about using creativity in the Justice system?

Artists and practitioners interested in social justice and working with women in the justice system are invited to apply for a place in the Home Ground artists training hui, to be held in Wellington on 21 and 22 May.

The hui will examine the Home Ground kaupapa and practice, and discuss what it means to be “trauma-informed”. Artists already working with Home Ground will also participate, and others new to the work will be invited.

In 2021, Home Ground will deliver three projects (Tahi, Rua, Toru). Jacqui, who is the Director of Home Ground, says artists able to work with the participants in a collaborative, non-judgemental way are integral to the success of the programme.

To date, more than 20 artists and writers have worked on the programmes. You can read more about the artists and writers involved in the Home Ground initiative.

“Home Ground wouldn’t be possible without everyone’s willingness to contribute to this creative community,” Jacqui says. “If you work with Home Ground, you will be supporting women to advocate for themselves, have access to the arts and create social change.”

“Through our collaborations, we create a dynamic collective of artists to amplify the voices of women affected by the justice system and to start community conversations.”

Home Ground works in partnership with artists, participants and funders to bring about social change through using creativity and artistic expression.


We will look at the Home Ground kaupapa, explore our practice in Prison and the community, discuss what it means to be trauma informed, and create space for those working on Project Rua and Toru to develop ideas together and work collaboratively.

We will also eat some good kai and catch up properly!


Friday 21 May, 9:30-5

Saturday 22 May, 10-3


The Pacifica Hub

2 Dudley Street

Lower Hutt


Please get in touch to register your interest by 30 April 2021. There are limited places available. Contact Home Ground for more details:

Photo of Project Tahi Lei (Photo by Fraser Crichton)


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