Leave A Gift In Your Will

Arts therapy is a form of treatment that uses creative modalities, including art-making, drama, and movement to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. All human beings are born with the capacity to respond and find joy in creative expression. It is out of this innate responsiveness to the arts that art and dance therapy were founded.Would you like to leave a bequest to help change the life of a child or adult through dance or art?A bequest from you will make a huge and permanent difference in the life of a child, young adult or adult with high needs or facing major life challenges. And you can decide how you would like your gift to be used. Here are some of the ways your gift will support us and the people we work with

  • support a child or teen with special needs to have weekly group dance therapy sessions for six months or longer.
  • support an adult attend a dance therapy programme in the community.
  • provide parent workshops to parents of children with special needs attending mainstream schools.
  • support a group of high needs, at risk students to receive art therapy at school to prevent violence, bullying and suicide.
  • registrations and costs for attendance at Arts Therapy or Dance Therapy conferences.
  • cost of supervision for our therapy team.
  • purchasing art materials or dance movement equipment.
  • paying for room rental at one of our outreach dance or art therapy locations for six months.

or you can leave a gift for general purposes to help cover our operational costs. We need to raise $300,000 each year to keep DTNZ running as we receive no statutory funding to support the work we do.

If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a bequest, please contact our Manager on 09 360 0889 or email

In preparing your Will, you should seek the assistance of a Trustee (such as the Public Trust or NZ Guardian Trust) or your family solicitor to ensure that your wishes are clearly and correctly recorded.