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A community arts agenda for Christchurch and Canterbury

11 Mar 2014

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From brass bands to arts installations, from kapa haka to amateur theatre, from knitting circles to youth arts projects, from cultural festivals to projects using arts to affect social change – this is community arts in Christchurch and Canterbury.

If you are passionate about community-based arts, and:

  • run a community arts group or organisation
  • are an artist who works with communities
  • a community theatre group
  • own a venue that hosts community groups
  • are a community adviser or organisation keen to develop arts projects
  • are a funder or a policy maker

Then we would like to invite you to participate in a hui on the 22nd of March, 2014.

Creative New Zealand has made a commitment to community arts in Christchurch and Canterbury. The organisation has provided additional resource to the area following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and is investigating the potential for further support.

In addition, Christchurch City Council is developing an arts action plan for the city. The plan will look at areas of need, challenges, opportunities and priorities across the arts sector. Christchurch groups have responded to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in innovative and creative ways, enabling broad community participation in a wide range of arts based projects. How can we assist you to continue this innovation?

The day will be facilitated by Huia Lambie. The shape of the day will be based on Open Space Technology, which means you will be part of setting the agenda for the day.


When: Saturday 22 March 2014

Time: Doors open for networking at 9:30, then 10am start till 4pm.

Where: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Student Association Building (off Madras Street) - view map of campus

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

This is an open invitation so please forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested in participating.


To assist with catering (or for additional information) please RSVP by 18 March to:

Kiri Jarden -  kiri.jarden@ccc.govt.nz

Briar Monro - briar.monro@creativenz.govt.nz


You are welcome to arrive late or depart early, however an early arrival will enable you to fully participate in setting the agenda for the day.

Title: A community arts agenda
Venue: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (off Madras Street)
Date: 22 March 2014