WISK - Wellbeing, Imagination,Skills,Kinship
To provide a sustainable non-for-profit platform that validates the arts through services that benefit the social and mental well-being of our community.
The arts play an important role in actively working at the top and bottom of the cliff when promoting social wellbeing and a healthier culture in our community. The vision is to create an inclusive, supportive and thriving arts network that provides accessible social and economic opportunities to every person to without discrimination.
What is WISK?
W.I.S.K is an arts service available to people in the Selwyn district. We provide a variety of options for people to access creative support system to enable them to connect with others. Some of these are:
We work with local creatives to run creative workshops that benefit the wellbeing, skills, imagination, kinship of community
Work with social support organisations in our community on collaborative projects
Provide a one on one or group art on referral service for the community with our partner organisations
Provide opportunities and support for marginalised, and isolated members of our community
Actively promote & incorporate social and economic integration for people in need respecting equality and diversity through projects
Encourage & facilitate the development of creative projects and social enterprise that teach transferable skills leading to employment opportunities & further education
Provide information on best practices for creative people
Connect people to a mentor
Advocate for, promote & support the arts community
Transparency, Creative Expression, Community Connection, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Sustainability, Partnership, Participation
Who are our main user groups:
The whole community!!!! We are an inclusive charitable organisation who will find a way to work with any needs.
We especially want to make sure that people with physical, sensory, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities. People under the mental health system, prisoners, young people, elderly, and people living in isolation - especially rurally, have access to the arts.
Where are we located?
How do we access the service?
Who do we collaborate with - what events do we work on?