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Young carers research

Lauren Donnan is currently completing her PhD research at the University of Auckland into the experiences and needs of young carers in New Zealand – children and young adults who take on a significant caring role for someone with a […]

New play-based therapy explored for Kiwi kids

Victoria University researchers are offering a new play-based autism therapy to help the development of pre-school children.

For the first time in New Zealand, the team will offer a therapy developed in the United States, called the Early Start Denver […]

Congratulations Te Manawa

Congratulations to Palmerston North’s Te Manawa on being awarded the Arts Access Museum Award. The Award was presented to Te Manawa for their efforts to create an inclusive and diverse museum space.

The Foundation is delighted to support Te Manawa’s […]

IHC Foundation and Chamber Music NZ sign partnership agreement

IHC Foundation and Chamber Music NZ are delighted to have entered into a three-year partnership agreement from 2017.

The agreement gives Chamber Music NZ certainty of funding for three years for their Accessible Concert Programme.  The concert programme will become […]

IHC Foundation arts funding unlocks creativity

The forces of art, music and dance are empowering new participants among people with disabilities, and the IHC Foundation is making an important contribution to that change.

Since 2010 the IHC Foundation has distributed $550,000 to community-based and mainstream arts […]

Jan Dowland – a one woman think tank

IHC’s newest Life Member, Jan Dowland, has turned the smallest office in IHC into a personal think tank.

Jan, a former IHC Chief Executive, was named a New Zealand Life Member at the recent IHC Workability International Conference in Auckland. […]

InterACT 2016 Disability Arts Festival

In October Interacting Theatre hosted their annual three day event the InterACT 2016 Disability Arts Festival.

The IHC Foundation is pleased to have supported this exciting and creative community arts showcase.

This is the sixth time the festival has been held. […]

Groundbreaking Jolt interactive dance to tour

A show featuring dance, puppetry, music and theatre, performed by Jolt Interactive and two musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, will is touring Wellington and Auckland.

Read more about the show.

Wake Up Tomorrow – Circa theatre

Wake Up Tomorrow is a production selected to be part of the 2015 Circa theatre programme and will be on at Circa during the Wellington Fringe festival.

The production is a collaboration between Everybody Cool Lives Here (ECLH) Trust ,co-founded […]