Whau the People: neighbourhood arts space

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Whau The People: Neighbourhood Arts Space

Project 2016-01-21 01:48:37 +1300

We're going to open and run a neighbourhood arts space in Avondale, Auckland, that will be a hub for all sorts of excellent creative activities from bonsai through to painting through to karaoke.

Building on the success of a range of recent art projects in the area, this will be a space that can host exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, screenings, meetings, parties, a children's gallery, and everything else in between. We're working hard to make as many of these as possible free for people to take part in.

We've been given an amazing (we know that's an overused word, but really it is) opportunity to take on the lease on a key building in the Avondale main street. Thanks to the support of a local businessman, we've been given a greatly reduced rent which means this is possible.

We all live around the area, and like it here, and think that a space like this will be a real asset to the area. We're keen to have a space where flash award-winning artists feel just as home as the seven year old that's never seen a real painting before, and our previous projects have all been a part of trying to embed interesting artistic projects within the wider community.

Taking a lease on a space is a natural extension of our previous projects; having a “home” means that we can take on even more projects and provide more opportunities for the local community to do cool things.

Where does my money go?

We're going to use a "social enterprise" model to run the space; this means that any money generated from the space goes back into running it. However, we can't start making this money until we get into the space, so we're hoping to raise enough to cover the overhead costs (rent, power, water, internet) for the first six months.

I can't pledge right now, but I'm keen to be involved somehow

Yep, we've been there, and know that sometimes the rent money just doesn't stretch that far! One super useful thing you could do right now is share our campaign with your rich friends, but if you'd like to be involved in other ways, email us here, or contact us on Facebook.

Who we are

Whau the People is a multi-disciplinary arts collective based in Avondale, Auckland. Over the two years of our existence, we've run two arts festivals, participated in he Whau Flotilla, (organised by the lovely people at Hoopla), organised a rally for a local heritage building, ran a gallery in the window of a shoe shop, and held a two month residency at the Avondale markets, where we presented a new project every week. Between us we've got a range of experiences, from professional venue managers through to being in the diplomatic service, and we use all of these when working together! We're a registered charitable trust, which means that we have a legal obligation to use any money raised for the trust only for that purpose.

Our website is here if you want to take a gander.

Rewards

Whau Real T-shirts

Whau Real tshirts

Cushions (note each cushion is different - when you come to pick them up you can choose one you'd like)

Billboard cushions

 

Comments

Updates 7

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YAYYYYY!

11/03/2016 at 12:00 PM

THANKS EVERYONE! We got there. You are all beautiful, charming human beings that truly deserve the title of being Whau-King Awesome. 

A few days to go, and a longer explanation about why we're doing what we're doing.

09/03/2016 at 10:35 AM

EEEKK! We're getting close now to the end of this campaign, and cranking up to get to the final target. We would really love your support in getting the word out to all and sundry. 

The Pantograph Punch were kind enough to publish to a piece we wrote explaining why we've started All Goods: if you'd like to read it, it's here. 

Finally, we're just sorting out our "proper" opening hours, but for the start, we'll be open Thurs - Sun, so if you weren't able to be there for our opening, we look forward to seeing you there soon. 

 

Our official bottle opener

06/03/2016 at 7:13 AM

Our local blacksmith, the very choice Nate the Blacksmith, kindly made us an official bottle opener for important beer-related work. So great! 

How many people does it take to put up a sign?

03/03/2016 at 10:45 PM

We have fancy signage! Thanks Stanley Signs for the sponsorship. 

We have a name..

29/02/2016 at 6:37 PM

Here is today's Public Service Annoucement: the space is going to be called All Goods. We like it, and hope you do too. 

Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far! This week we'd like to especially thank those of you who have made smaller pledges. We know finances can sometimes be tight, so we're really humbled you've chosen to spend your hard earned pingers with us. 

x wtp

Day 1 comes to an end...

22/02/2016 at 11:08 PM

Thanks so much for all the support thus far - y'll pretty choice and we are stoked to be one-tenth of the way along by the end of our first day. 

We're going to be annoucing the space's name in a few days after an exhaustive round of many suggestions and late night emails, we've settled on one. FYI, "WH-ART" didn't make it. 

WTP

 

    Pledgers 151

    Steve Harper
    05/03/2016 at 12:54pm

    "Great Initiative."

    Jimmy Scissors
    05/03/2016 at 12:04am

    "Good luck for the opening!"

    Anonymous pledger
    04/03/2016 at 8:41pm
    Heather Galbraith
    04/03/2016 at 12:13pm

    "Awesome project by awesome people. I will wear the Relaxed fit XL T with pride. X Heather "

    Kate Lines
    04/03/2016 at 10:30am

    "you guys are awesome. xxxxxx"

    Katharine
    04/03/2016 at 7:59am
    Helen finlayson
    03/03/2016 at 11:32pm
    Helen finlayson
    03/03/2016 at 11:31pm
    ch
    03/03/2016 at 6:53pm
    Melanie Wittwer
    03/03/2016 at 2:10pm
    Leonie Freeman
    03/03/2016 at 11:49am
    Anonymous pledger
    03/03/2016 at 8:02am
    monique redmond
    03/03/2016 at 2:05am

    "It is amazing work you are doing WTP!"

    Tessa King
    02/03/2016 at 9:42pm

    "x so whau real! X (Slim fit L for Mr Monkman please :))"

    Carol Green
    02/03/2016 at 3:46pm

    "Good luck you lovely people."

    Frances
    02/03/2016 at 1:17pm
    alice
    29/02/2016 at 12:43pm
    audrey boyle
    28/02/2016 at 11:18pm

    "thanks heaps all of you Whau the peoples for everything you are creating... love from famous in avondale "

    Anonymous pledger
    28/02/2016 at 9:39pm
    Nate Savill
    28/02/2016 at 4:51pm
    frances hansen
    28/02/2016 at 4:26pm
    Anonymous pledger
    28/02/2016 at 11:33am
    LangdaleMorrison
    28/02/2016 at 9:42am

    "This is great initiative. Art is the heart, soul and voice of the community. Good on the team doing this. A & G"

    frances hansen
    28/02/2016 at 9:03am
    Mikesh Patel
    27/02/2016 at 11:58pm

    "Good luck! "

    Clayton Carpinter
    27/02/2016 at 11:24am
    Jitendra
    26/02/2016 at 8:53pm
    Kat Forbes
    26/02/2016 at 11:14am
    Josie Campbell
    25/02/2016 at 1:30pm

    "This is a brilliant plan!"

    Donne Medley
    25/02/2016 at 12:20pm

    Followers 4

    Followers of Whau the People: neighbourhood arts space

    Whau The People: Neighbourhood Arts Space

    Project 2016-01-21 01:48:37 +1300

    We're going to open and run a neighbourhood arts space in Avondale, Auckland, that will be a hub for all sorts of excellent creative activities from bonsai through to painting through to karaoke.

    Building on the success of a range of recent art projects in the area, this will be a space that can host exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, screenings, meetings, parties, a children's gallery, and everything else in between. We're working hard to make as many of these as possible free for people to take part in.

    We've been given an amazing (we know that's an overused word, but really it is) opportunity to take on the lease on a key building in the Avondale main street. Thanks to the support of a local businessman, we've been given a greatly reduced rent which means this is possible.

    We all live around the area, and like it here, and think that a space like this will be a real asset to the area. We're keen to have a space where flash award-winning artists feel just as home as the seven year old that's never seen a real painting before, and our previous projects have all been a part of trying to embed interesting artistic projects within the wider community.

    Taking a lease on a space is a natural extension of our previous projects; having a “home” means that we can take on even more projects and provide more opportunities for the local community to do cool things.

    Where does my money go?

    We're going to use a "social enterprise" model to run the space; this means that any money generated from the space goes back into running it. However, we can't start making this money until we get into the space, so we're hoping to raise enough to cover the overhead costs (rent, power, water, internet) for the first six months.

    I can't pledge right now, but I'm keen to be involved somehow

    Yep, we've been there, and know that sometimes the rent money just doesn't stretch that far! One super useful thing you could do right now is share our campaign with your rich friends, but if you'd like to be involved in other ways, email us here, or contact us on Facebook.

    Who we are

    Whau the People is a multi-disciplinary arts collective based in Avondale, Auckland. Over the two years of our existence, we've run two arts festivals, participated in he Whau Flotilla, (organised by the lovely people at Hoopla), organised a rally for a local heritage building, ran a gallery in the window of a shoe shop, and held a two month residency at the Avondale markets, where we presented a new project every week. Between us we've got a range of experiences, from professional venue managers through to being in the diplomatic service, and we use all of these when working together! We're a registered charitable trust, which means that we have a legal obligation to use any money raised for the trust only for that purpose.

    Our website is here if you want to take a gander.

    Rewards

    Whau Real T-shirts

    Whau Real tshirts

    Cushions (note each cushion is different - when you come to pick them up you can choose one you'd like)

    Billboard cushions

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    YAYYYYY!

    11/03/2016 at 12:00 PM

    THANKS EVERYONE! We got there. You are all beautiful, charming human beings that truly deserve the title of being Whau-King Awesome. 

    A few days to go, and a longer explanation about why we're doing what we're doing.

    09/03/2016 at 10:35 AM

    EEEKK! We're getting close now to the end of this campaign, and cranking up to get to the final target. We would really love your support in getting the word out to all and sundry. 

    The Pantograph Punch were kind enough to publish to a piece we wrote explaining why we've started All Goods: if you'd like to read it, it's here. 

    Finally, we're just sorting out our "proper" opening hours, but for the start, we'll be open Thurs - Sun, so if you weren't able to be there for our opening, we look forward to seeing you there soon. 

     

    Our official bottle opener

    06/03/2016 at 7:13 AM

    Our local blacksmith, the very choice Nate the Blacksmith, kindly made us an official bottle opener for important beer-related work. So great! 

    How many people does it take to put up a sign?

    03/03/2016 at 10:45 PM

    We have fancy signage! Thanks Stanley Signs for the sponsorship. 

    We have a name..

    29/02/2016 at 6:37 PM

    Here is today's Public Service Annoucement: the space is going to be called All Goods. We like it, and hope you do too. 

    Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far! This week we'd like to especially thank those of you who have made smaller pledges. We know finances can sometimes be tight, so we're really humbled you've chosen to spend your hard earned pingers with us. 

    x wtp

    Day 1 comes to an end...

    22/02/2016 at 11:08 PM

    Thanks so much for all the support thus far - y'll pretty choice and we are stoked to be one-tenth of the way along by the end of our first day. 

    We're going to be annoucing the space's name in a few days after an exhaustive round of many suggestions and late night emails, we've settled on one. FYI, "WH-ART" didn't make it. 

    WTP

     

      Steve Harper
      05/03/2016 at 12:54pm

      "Great Initiative."

      Jimmy Scissors
      05/03/2016 at 12:04am

      "Good luck for the opening!"

      Anonymous pledger
      04/03/2016 at 8:41pm
      Heather Galbraith
      04/03/2016 at 12:13pm

      "Awesome project by awesome people. I will wear the Relaxed fit XL T with pride. X Heather "

      Kate Lines
      04/03/2016 at 10:30am

      "you guys are awesome. xxxxxx"

      Katharine
      04/03/2016 at 7:59am
      Helen finlayson
      03/03/2016 at 11:32pm
      Helen finlayson
      03/03/2016 at 11:31pm
      ch
      03/03/2016 at 6:53pm
      Melanie Wittwer
      03/03/2016 at 2:10pm
      Leonie Freeman
      03/03/2016 at 11:49am
      Anonymous pledger
      03/03/2016 at 8:02am
      monique redmond
      03/03/2016 at 2:05am

      "It is amazing work you are doing WTP!"

      Tessa King
      02/03/2016 at 9:42pm

      "x so whau real! X (Slim fit L for Mr Monkman please :))"

      Carol Green
      02/03/2016 at 3:46pm

      "Good luck you lovely people."

      Frances
      02/03/2016 at 1:17pm
      alice
      29/02/2016 at 12:43pm
      audrey boyle
      28/02/2016 at 11:18pm

      "thanks heaps all of you Whau the peoples for everything you are creating... love from famous in avondale "

      Anonymous pledger
      28/02/2016 at 9:39pm
      Nate Savill
      28/02/2016 at 4:51pm
      frances hansen
      28/02/2016 at 4:26pm
      Anonymous pledger
      28/02/2016 at 11:33am
      LangdaleMorrison
      28/02/2016 at 9:42am

      "This is great initiative. Art is the heart, soul and voice of the community. Good on the team doing this. A & G"

      frances hansen
      28/02/2016 at 9:03am
      Mikesh Patel
      27/02/2016 at 11:58pm

      "Good luck! "

      Clayton Carpinter
      27/02/2016 at 11:24am
      Jitendra
      26/02/2016 at 8:53pm
      Kat Forbes
      26/02/2016 at 11:14am
      Josie Campbell
      25/02/2016 at 1:30pm

      "This is a brilliant plan!"

      Donne Medley
      25/02/2016 at 12:20pm

      Followers of Whau the People: neighbourhood arts space

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/03/2016 at 5:00 PM.