About Arts Canterbury Inc                        

Our mission -
                  To foster appreciation of the visual arts in Canterbury and to provide support to artists who create art. 

Arts Canterbury 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 Canterbury Districts and Christchurch.

The declared purpose of Arts Canterbury is to:

  • ·       Provide public opportunities for people in Canterbury to develop and appreciate a wide range of art media
  • ·       Support 'Artists in Canterbury' to display and exhibit their art.
  • ·       Support the artistic communities, galleries and cultural environments in which art and artists can thrive and develop
  • ·       Provide learning opportunities for artists and the public
  • ·       Promote and support visual art and artists across Canterbury

Membership of Arts Canterbury became a requirement for all artists and galleries listing on our website..To facilitate this the membership fee ($35) is now incorporated within the website fees. Membership is also open to all who are interested in promoting and supporting the arts of our region, whether listed on this site or not. The keywords of membership are:
support - this is an organisation of like minded people, and
identity - which allows artists to be seen as part of a group of Canterbury artists.
enter - on the "Art News – Events" section of the website, information about exhibition openings and other matters of public arts interest. 
vote - at annual general meetings and stand for election on to the executive.

About the Website
www.artscanterbury.org.nz is a database of artists and galleries who have a relationship with Canterbury in New Zealand. The website has been designed to profile and foster the Arts in Canterbury. Visitors to the site can browse through a number of categories of artists, galleries, art societies and art related businesses such as by – name, location, art types.

The Website was launched in 2005 and was the first part of Arts Canterbury's project to profile our artists and galleries.
We redeveloped our site to a modern. cleaner, easier navigated Website in February 2012.

Art Guide Book
The "Artists of Canterbury" DLE sized art guide booklet is printed annually and distributed around Canterbury. Entry is free to Members who have taken a website membership and is also free to the public from I-Sites, Museums and Galleries.

Executive elected at the AGM November 2016
Wilson Henderson(Chair), Waimakariri; Christine Hainstock (Sec/Treasurer), Christchurch; Brendon Ayers, Christchurch; Jackie Watson, Waimakariri; Marie Rusbatch-Dawson, Hurunui; Carol Moffatt, Waimakariri; Ruth Killoran, Christchurch; Angela Mole, Christchurch; Ruby Whitty; Waimakariri; Vivienne Davison, Christchurch; Estelle Jarvis, Christchurch; Ruth Reade (Co-Opted)

The information on the Arts Canterbury website is provided as a service to artists, galleries and consumers, and while every effort has been made to present accurate, up to date and reliable information, Arts Canterbury does not endorse, approve or certify this information, nor does it guarantee its accuracy.
Inclusion in the website does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by Arts Canterbury of any artist or gallery listed. Arts Canterbury cannot be used as an intermediary or agent in any negotiations made with an artist or gallery. Nor does inclusion on the website confer membership of Arts Canterbury Incorporated. However, anyone, person or organisation is welcome to become a member of Arts Canterbury. For further information contact  admin@artscanterbury.org.nz

www.artscanterbury.org.nz is governed by and is subject to New Zealand Privacy laws.
By becoming a member of Arts Canterbury Inc. you are giving  Arts Canterbury Inc. your authority to list and show personal contact details,

Arts Canterbury is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites to which it has links, whether those links are from www.artscanterbury.org.nz itself, or from the members listings contained on it. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site.
Some of the links on www.artscanterbury.org.nz  are to other websites relating to the arts in New Zealand. These are not intended to be a comprehensive directory of  artist/art websites, and Arts Canterbury reserves the right to choose the sites it links to.

Contacting the Website
If you have any questions or concerns about the www.artscanterbury.org.nz website, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at:  admin@artscanterbury.org.nz

 Executive Committee 2017

From left: Wil Henderson (Chair), Marie Rusbatch-Dawson, Brendon Ayers, Estelle Jarvis, Vivienne Davison, Ruby Whitty,
Christine Hainstock (Sec/Tres), Carol Moffatt, Jackie Watson, Ruth Killoran, Angela Mole

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