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Artistic creativity, expression and therapy

Painting of leaves mixed media

Māpura Studios is a creative space in central Auckland that offers inclusive, multi-modal art classes and art therapy programmes for the community, regardless of age, diversity and need. The support includes classes in visual art, music, cartooning, dance and performance, offering person-centred learning, creative therapies, and arts practice. Providing a means of open and artistic expression, the studio has become a focal point and safe haven for many people in the Auckland community.

Funding from the Freemasons Foundation allowed Māpura to maintain and offer the art therapy module to stroke victims throughout a very difficult and vulnerable time. The results for the participants were outstanding.

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