The Exchange Network is creating a sustainable future for the creative industries and community.
10

patrons

$78
per month

Cultivating A Creative Ecology


We support artists and creatives to develop their skills, businesses, and creative practices so that they can create a life doing what they love.

As a creative space that started in Christchurch NZ in 2014, we've been a place for artists to gather and make, showcase and share creative works. 
We've been a launchpad and incubator for creative projects and a home for artists and creative thinkers making our city a more diverse and exciting place to live/visit. Now, we want to scale, move into a bigger building, make our services free to creative industries, share what we've learned, offer better resources, and improve our support services to local creatives.

As a Network we can extend our impact to other cities by sharing what we've learned and encouraging the development of these creative ecologies.

We've had thousands of people come through and experience this magical little place, now we're inviting people to contribute their ideas and resources.

This Patreon is here to prove a point.. or 10:
1. Art is not exclusive
2. Everyone is creative in the right environment.
3. Human connection is needed now more than ever before
4. Business can be a force for good when it holds the wellbeing of others at its core.
5. Arts and creativity don't need government funding/grants when supported by its community
6. Overlapping digital and textile creative industries leads to new and innovative ideas
7. When there is a culture of sharing and trust built, more resources become available
8. A thriving arts/creative sector creates a more diverse and resilient economy
9. Safe spaces to express and develop our creative selves positively affects our wellbeing
10. Positive experiences are produced when creativity is accessible to the general public.

"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

Read the full story in this blog post.

Tiers
Join The Exchange Network ($5 NZD)
$3.50 or more per month 1 patron

Access to the Network for the price of 1 cup of coffee

We're a hardcore bunch of makers, creatives, artists, and do'ers with resources, tools, tips and tricks that we can offer or ask for.

Join the conversation:
• Private Facebook Group.
• Mighty Network.
• Reddit.

Network + Enter to win ($10 NZD)
$7 or more per month 7 patrons

Enter to win exclusive monthly prizes ($10 NZD)


We will regularly feature items by local artists that you will be entered to win.

Network + Enter to Win + Vote ($20 NZD)
$13.50 or more per month 1 patron
Welcome to Loomio! Our decision making platform where we comment and vote on events, projects, programs, rewards, content, and how funds are spent. You can also submit ideas for content, events, exhibitions, residencies, artist programs and more. 
Network + Win + Loomio + Pass ($30 NZD)
$20 or more per month 1 of 200 patrons
You get a signature Patreon/Exchange pin designed by a local artist that will get you free entry to all public events workshops, openings, etc. depending maximum capacity  (some charity events and fundraisers need to be paid for)
Sponsor an Artist ($300 NZD)
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons

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.

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Cultivating A Creative Ecology


We support artists and creatives to develop their skills, businesses, and creative practices so that they can create a life doing what they love.

As a creative space that started in Christchurch NZ in 2014, we've been a place for artists to gather and make, showcase and share creative works. 
We've been a launchpad and incubator for creative projects and a home for artists and creative thinkers making our city a more diverse and exciting place to live/visit. Now, we want to scale, move into a bigger building, make our services free to creative industries, share what we've learned, offer better resources, and improve our support services to local creatives.

As a Network we can extend our impact to other cities by sharing what we've learned and encouraging the development of these creative ecologies.

We've had thousands of people come through and experience this magical little place, now we're inviting people to contribute their ideas and resources.

This Patreon is here to prove a point.. or 10:
1. Art is not exclusive
2. Everyone is creative in the right environment.
3. Human connection is needed now more than ever before
4. Business can be a force for good when it holds the wellbeing of others at its core.
5. Arts and creativity don't need government funding/grants when supported by its community
6. Overlapping digital and textile creative industries leads to new and innovative ideas
7. When there is a culture of sharing and trust built, more resources become available
8. A thriving arts/creative sector creates a more diverse and resilient economy
9. Safe spaces to express and develop our creative selves positively affects our wellbeing
10. Positive experiences are produced when creativity is accessible to the general public.

"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

Read the full story in this blog post.

Recent posts by The Exchange Network

Tiers
Join The Exchange Network ($5 NZD)
$3.50 or more per month 1 patron

Access to the Network for the price of 1 cup of coffee

We're a hardcore bunch of makers, creatives, artists, and do'ers with resources, tools, tips and tricks that we can offer or ask for.

Join the conversation:
• Private Facebook Group.
• Mighty Network.
• Reddit.

Network + Enter to win ($10 NZD)
$7 or more per month 7 patrons

Enter to win exclusive monthly prizes ($10 NZD)


We will regularly feature items by local artists that you will be entered to win.

Network + Enter to Win + Vote ($20 NZD)
$13.50 or more per month 1 patron
Welcome to Loomio! Our decision making platform where we comment and vote on events, projects, programs, rewards, content, and how funds are spent. You can also submit ideas for content, events, exhibitions, residencies, artist programs and more. 
Network + Win + Loomio + Pass ($30 NZD)
$20 or more per month 1 of 200 patrons
You get a signature Patreon/Exchange pin designed by a local artist that will get you free entry to all public events workshops, openings, etc. depending maximum capacity  (some charity events and fundraisers need to be paid for)
Sponsor an Artist ($300 NZD)
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons

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.