Wellbeing through creativity and community.

Artsenta in 2023

Artsenta is open and looking forward to helping you get creative. Our hours are 9am-4:30pm (10am start Wednesdays). We have an awesome programme of activities and opportunities for tangata whaiora - people seeking wellbeing. If you're accessing support for your mental health or an addiction issue, we'd love to show you around.

Creative Wellbeing Sessions in the regions

Artsenta provides creative wellbeing sessions in a number of towns in the Otago region. These are highly accessible creative activities for anyone facing wellbeing challenges such as isolation or mental distress. The dates and frequency of these outreach sessions vary for each location. See our Outreach page for more details

Positions Available

Artsenta is recruiting for two positions for our outreach programme - a Peer Support Worker in Central Otago and a reliever in the Waitaki. Please click on the links below for more information on each position. 
Peer Support Worker
Reliever in Waitaki

Being creative at home

During Covid lockdowns we posted daily creativity tutorials and suggestions on the Artsenta Facebook page. There is a wide variety of ideas and activities to choose from and try out. All use simple things you have at home. Many of these activities are now listed on our Creativity at Home page.


About Artsenta

Artsenta is an award-winning art studio for people accessing support for a mental health or addiction issue. We provide a range of free creative activities and resources for people to try with the support of our talented Art Workers. See our hours here. Our regular Creative Sessions are a great place to start. Some common FAQs can be found on our About page. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.


Hear from our artists

The video below features artists talking about why they attend Artsenta and what they get out of it. You can also check out some of the artwork made by artists on the Artists page.  

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