The Exchange Network

is creating a better future for the creative industries and communities.

85

patrons

$614

per month

Cultivating A Creative Ecology


"The Arts brings meaning to life, its the spirit of our culture, it brings people together, supports creativity and social cohesion. But, If the arts contribute this much to our economy, why then do we still invest so little in arts and artists?" Hadi Eldebek TEDx Talk

Arts Funding isn't enough.
We're not waiting on it anymore. We need something else.
We'll be using media as a tool to promote creative events and people, starting here in Christchurch. It's like a Netflix for local art. You pay for a subscription, and we put that money into supporting creative people/projects, record it, and make it available to you. We promise you'll be entertained, AND feeling good about putting money into the local, emerging arts/creative community.

Starting off as a creative space that in Christchurch NZ in 2014, Exchange became a place for artists to connect, make, showcase and share creative works. 
We've been a launchpad for creative projects and a home for that artists and creative thinkers. Now, we're growing, and want to share what we've learned, offer our learnings, share our excitement and journey with you.

Together, we can share what we've learned and push beyond our 4 walls, and encourage others to join us in building a stronger ecosystem for the arts and creative communities.

We've had thousands of people come through and experience the magic of an "exchange", a conversation, an idea, feedback, an opportunity; now we're inviting people to contribute their ideas and resources.

Read the full story in this blog post.

Tiers
Fan ($5 NZD)
$3.50 or more per month

philanthropist
/fɪˈlanθrəpɪst/
noun

  1. a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.

Every patron is a philanthropist, no matter the amount. You rock.

Supporter ($10 NZD)
$7 or more per month

Now, you're entered to win exclusive monthly prizes!


We'll include a link of your choice on our Support Us page:
http://www.xchc.co.nz/support-us

Beleiver ($20 NZD)
$13.50 or more per month


Partner ($30 NZD)
$20 or more per month only 193 left

Meet/skype monthly with the Exchange Operator, Preston, and explore creative ideas, ventures, or utilize his experience of running XCHC and his connections in the city and globally.

Event Partner ($100NZD)
$65 or more per month only 9 left

Lock in a night every  month for your special event/creative night. Conditions apply to be sure the event aligns with our values. 

Sponsor an Artist ($300 NZD)
$200 or more per month only 2 left

This covers 1 studio in our Christchurch location for 1 month. You get to choose an artist from our list of applicants to get the studio, and in return they will produce 1 piece during that month that they will send to you as a way of saying thank you.

Impact Investor ($1,000 NZD)
$660 or more per month

Some have the freedom to give more to the causes they see making a difference in/to the world. We want to invite those people to join us and be celebrated for their donations.

Storytelling is the focus for anyone in this tier; a recorded interview (if they don't mind) profiling who they are, why they became a member and Impact Investor.

Goals
$614 of $1,000 per month
We'll start building a proper Arts Shop in our foyer.
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Cultivating A Creative Ecology


"The Arts brings meaning to life, its the spirit of our culture, it brings people together, supports creativity and social cohesion. But, If the arts contribute this much to our economy, why then do we still invest so little in arts and artists?" Hadi Eldebek TEDx Talk

Arts Funding isn't enough.
We're not waiting on it anymore. We need something else.
We'll be using media as a tool to promote creative events and people, starting here in Christchurch. It's like a Netflix for local art. You pay for a subscription, and we put that money into supporting creative people/projects, record it, and make it available to you. We promise you'll be entertained, AND feeling good about putting money into the local, emerging arts/creative community.

Starting off as a creative space that in Christchurch NZ in 2014, Exchange became a place for artists to connect, make, showcase and share creative works. 
We've been a launchpad for creative projects and a home for that artists and creative thinkers. Now, we're growing, and want to share what we've learned, offer our learnings, share our excitement and journey with you.

Together, we can share what we've learned and push beyond our 4 walls, and encourage others to join us in building a stronger ecosystem for the arts and creative communities.

We've had thousands of people come through and experience the magic of an "exchange", a conversation, an idea, feedback, an opportunity; now we're inviting people to contribute their ideas and resources.

Read the full story in this blog post.

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Tiers
Fan ($5 NZD)
$3.50 or more per month

philanthropist
/fɪˈlanθrəpɪst/
noun

  1. a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.

Every patron is a philanthropist, no matter the amount. You rock.

Supporter ($10 NZD)
$7 or more per month

Now, you're entered to win exclusive monthly prizes!


We'll include a link of your choice on our Support Us page:
http://www.xchc.co.nz/support-us

Beleiver ($20 NZD)
$13.50 or more per month


Partner ($30 NZD)
$20 or more per month only 193 left

Meet/skype monthly with the Exchange Operator, Preston, and explore creative ideas, ventures, or utilize his experience of running XCHC and his connections in the city and globally.

Event Partner ($100NZD)
$65 or more per month only 9 left

Lock in a night every  month for your special event/creative night. Conditions apply to be sure the event aligns with our values. 

Sponsor an Artist ($300 NZD)
$200 or more per month only 2 left

This covers 1 studio in our Christchurch location for 1 month. You get to choose an artist from our list of applicants to get the studio, and in return they will produce 1 piece during that month that they will send to you as a way of saying thank you.

Impact Investor ($1,000 NZD)
$660 or more per month

Some have the freedom to give more to the causes they see making a difference in/to the world. We want to invite those people to join us and be celebrated for their donations.

Storytelling is the focus for anyone in this tier; a recorded interview (if they don't mind) profiling who they are, why they became a member and Impact Investor.