Christchurch has a thriving artistic core and despite the hard times following the recent major earthquakes many artists have survived and carried on creating, albeit in different spaces. Arts Canterbury has been a vital source of information and encouragement to many local artists and the wonderful booklet 'The Art of Canterbury 2013' has been a valuable resource for artists and art lovers alike. The booklet is available in motels and hotels and visitor sites around the city. At Art Box Gallery we have a number to pass out to visitors who are wanting to find galleries and studios around the region. Arts Canterbury Inc has the mission to promote the arts and artists of Canterbury.
It is committed to profiling art galleries and artists in Christchurch, New Zealand, and districts. It is an incorporated charitable organisation, governed by an elected executive committee whose membership is currently made up of artists, business and community representatives from Timaru, Selwyn, Hurunui, Ashburton, Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.
The declared purpose of Arts Canterbury is to:
promote and profile Canterbury arts and culture;
raise understanding of the importance and value of this sector to the region;
raise the perception of the quality and depth of the creative arts already existent in the region;
establish ways of providing useful, reliable and readily accessible information on the region's artists for both local and overseas markets.
Why don't you consider joining today? Come and see us at Art Box and we can help.