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

    Tessa TipTop Guildford
    2016-02-25 09:29:54 +1300

    "Hope you reach your goal! Cheers, Avondale Ceramics"

    elisabeth
    2016-02-24 21:41:21 +1300

    "I'm a friend of Whau!"

    Colin and Christina
    2016-02-24 20:03:50 +1300

    "Good on you all - go for it !!"

    Melissa Laing
    2016-02-24 12:07:20 +1300
    MelJ
    2016-02-24 09:50:56 +1300

    "Whau the people are whau king awe some! "

    Melissa
    2016-02-24 02:48:20 +1300
    Sarah Duckworth
    2016-02-23 23:04:23 +1300
    Sarah Duckworth
    2016-02-23 23:03:06 +1300
    Kina
    2016-02-23 22:16:22 +1300

    "Can we please have a boogie under the mirror ball? Good luck peeps"

    Ruth Cleland
    2016-02-23 17:24:47 +1300
    Kate Pike
    2016-02-23 17:08:54 +1300
    Kim Ace
    2016-02-23 11:40:29 +1300

    "Hey Y'all, great stuff, love your passion, love Avondale, love the Whau! <3"

    William Taylor
    2016-02-23 11:28:30 +1300
    Rosabel Tan
    2016-02-23 02:26:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-22 22:46:27 +1300

    "Love what you do Whau The People! LET'S MAKE SPACE FOR ART. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-22 22:36:14 +1300
    Jose Barbosa
    2016-02-22 22:13:17 +1300
    becky innes
    2016-02-22 21:27:23 +1300
    Dayne Smith
    2016-02-22 18:10:07 +1300

    "Shot guys, yous are awesome"

    Richelle Gott
    2016-02-22 16:18:28 +1300

    "Cool, we'll done you guys."

    Vanessa Green
    2016-02-22 16:04:40 +1300
    Emmy Seccombe
    2016-02-22 15:23:17 +1300
    Danny Butt
    2016-02-22 13:50:29 +1300
    Paula
    2016-02-22 12:55:17 +1300

    "You guys are whau real! All the best for this awesome new space! "

    Greg Martin
    2016-02-22 12:31:11 +1300

    "Choice work youse! Keep it up!"

    Lissa Knight
    2016-02-22 11:41:54 +1300
    Jaclyn
    2016-02-22 11:04:21 +1300

    "Mozzle and brocha!"

    Katherine McAlpine
    2016-02-22 10:43:36 +1300
    Rachel Porteous
    2016-02-22 08:47:32 +1300

    "good luck Jody!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-21 16:27:04 +1300

    Followers 4

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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

    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

     

      Tessa TipTop Guildford
      2016-02-25 09:29:54 +1300

      "Hope you reach your goal! Cheers, Avondale Ceramics"

      elisabeth
      2016-02-24 21:41:21 +1300

      "I'm a friend of Whau!"

      Colin and Christina
      2016-02-24 20:03:50 +1300

      "Good on you all - go for it !!"

      Melissa Laing
      2016-02-24 12:07:20 +1300
      MelJ
      2016-02-24 09:50:56 +1300

      "Whau the people are whau king awe some! "

      Melissa
      2016-02-24 02:48:20 +1300
      Sarah Duckworth
      2016-02-23 23:04:23 +1300
      Sarah Duckworth
      2016-02-23 23:03:06 +1300
      Kina
      2016-02-23 22:16:22 +1300

      "Can we please have a boogie under the mirror ball? Good luck peeps"

      Ruth Cleland
      2016-02-23 17:24:47 +1300
      Kate Pike
      2016-02-23 17:08:54 +1300
      Kim Ace
      2016-02-23 11:40:29 +1300

      "Hey Y'all, great stuff, love your passion, love Avondale, love the Whau! <3"

      William Taylor
      2016-02-23 11:28:30 +1300
      Rosabel Tan
      2016-02-23 02:26:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-22 22:46:27 +1300

      "Love what you do Whau The People! LET'S MAKE SPACE FOR ART. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-22 22:36:14 +1300
      Jose Barbosa
      2016-02-22 22:13:17 +1300
      becky innes
      2016-02-22 21:27:23 +1300
      Dayne Smith
      2016-02-22 18:10:07 +1300

      "Shot guys, yous are awesome"

      Richelle Gott
      2016-02-22 16:18:28 +1300

      "Cool, we'll done you guys."

      Vanessa Green
      2016-02-22 16:04:40 +1300
      Emmy Seccombe
      2016-02-22 15:23:17 +1300
      Danny Butt
      2016-02-22 13:50:29 +1300
      Paula
      2016-02-22 12:55:17 +1300

      "You guys are whau real! All the best for this awesome new space! "

      Greg Martin
      2016-02-22 12:31:11 +1300

      "Choice work youse! Keep it up!"

      Lissa Knight
      2016-02-22 11:41:54 +1300
      Jaclyn
      2016-02-22 11:04:21 +1300

      "Mozzle and brocha!"

      Katherine McAlpine
      2016-02-22 10:43:36 +1300
      Rachel Porteous
      2016-02-22 08:47:32 +1300

      "good luck Jody!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-21 16:27:04 +1300

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