Improving mental health and well-being through creativity and community engagement.

Artsenta in 2022

Artsenta is open and looking forward to helping you get creative. Our hours are 9am-4:30pm. We are practicing public health measures: physical distancing when possible and mask wearing.

Being creative at home

During the pandemic lockdown 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 who use mental health and addiction services. 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.

Creative Wellbeing Sessions in the regions

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


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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