Photo: Workshop/Training Opportunities 2023/ 2024!

Equal Voices Arts has received a grant through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Innovation Fund for a two-year pilot programme that will provide accessible workshops and training opportunities specially designed for D/deaf artists and those in the Deaf community who are interested in performance and making original performance works. 

We want to train more D/deaf artists, and provide more opportunities for Deaf stories to be shared with both D/deaf and hearing audiences. We are designing a programme of workshops led by professional international Deaf artists and allies who have a depth of experience working alongside and in collaboration with Deaf artists. All workshops will be culturally and linguistically tailored for the Deaf community, and will focus more on visual and physical storytelling, and creative explorations of NZSL. 

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This page will be updated throughout the year and into 2024.. with information on how to book!


April 2024: Kaite O’Reilly and Equal Voices Arts lead Theatre Workshops for Deaf Community


A practical theatre workshop for the Deaf community.




Saturday 13th April 2024, 10am – 5pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato


Saturday, 20th April, 2024, 10am – 5pm

Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre

What to expect?

This workshop will be facilitated by award winning disabled playwright Kaite O’Reilly (Wales, UK) and the Equal Voices Arts Deaf and hearing team.

Through this collaboration we will explore alternative and visual ways of telling stories.



22nd/23rd April 2023: Embodied Mindfulness Weekend Workshop

MINDFULNESS weekend workshop!

Mindfulness to support wellbeing and creativity.

Dr. Laura Haughey and a team of Deaf colleagues from Equal Voices Arts have been developing an accessible mindfulness practice for the Deaf community. Denise Armstrong (UK), Rāhera Turner (Aotearoa NZ) and Thora Hübner (Germany/Aotearoa NZ) have been working alongside Laura as part of Laura’s MSCA Fellowship.

The mindfulness workshops will support general wellbeing, creativity and imagination.. and integration of body and mind.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 896657.

READ MORE, see NZSL Information film and BOOK HERE.


29th/30th April 2023: Sign Theatre Workshop 

Sign Theatre Workshop.

Exploring creative uses of sign language on stage.

With special guest and associate artist DENISE ARMSTRONG.

READ MORE, see NZSL information film and BOOK HERE.