The Exchange Network is creating a better future for the creative industries and communities.
25
patrons
$238
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

We've been supporting artists and creatives to develop their skills, businesses, and creative practices for the last 4 years. Why? So that they can create a life doing what they love, and in return we get to enjoy a more exciting, creative, and diverse city. Now we want to make our space and services even more avilable to creative industries in Christchurch and visiting artists.

As a creative space that started in Christchurch NZ in 2014, Exchange has 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 that artists and creative thinkers who are making our city a more diverse and exciting place to live/visit. Now, we've outgrown our current space and it's time to take some bigbere steps. We're moving into a bigger building, making our services more affordable 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 others to build more sustainable models that reinvest into the arts and creative communities.

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.

By signing up to this Patreon, you're getting behind what we believe in:
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.

$5 gets you into the network

Read the full story in this blog post.

Tiers
Philanthropist.
$1 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.

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

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.

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

Enter to win exclusive monthly prizes ($10 NZD)


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

Creative Contributor ($20 NZD)
$13.50 or more per month

A partner in crime! Submit ideas for content, events, exhibitions, residencies, artist programs and more. 

You'll also be added to our Instagram Group where you can share any recent post and the Network will support with like, comments, and feedback

1-on-1 Empower Hour ($30 NZD)
$20 or more per month only 194 left

Every month, get an hour talking with the Exchange Operator, Preston, who's supported hundreds of events and exhibitions. He's interested in creating road maps for people to find/refine their passion, process, or creative edge and get it out there. 

Get the venue for a night ($100NZD)
$65 or more per month only 10 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.

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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

We've been supporting artists and creatives to develop their skills, businesses, and creative practices for the last 4 years. Why? So that they can create a life doing what they love, and in return we get to enjoy a more exciting, creative, and diverse city. Now we want to make our space and services even more avilable to creative industries in Christchurch and visiting artists.

As a creative space that started in Christchurch NZ in 2014, Exchange has 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 that artists and creative thinkers who are making our city a more diverse and exciting place to live/visit. Now, we've outgrown our current space and it's time to take some bigbere steps. We're moving into a bigger building, making our services more affordable 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 others to build more sustainable models that reinvest into the arts and creative communities.

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.

By signing up to this Patreon, you're getting behind what we believe in:
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.

$5 gets you into the network

Read the full story in this blog post.

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Tiers
Philanthropist.
$1 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.

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

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.

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

Enter to win exclusive monthly prizes ($10 NZD)


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

Creative Contributor ($20 NZD)
$13.50 or more per month

A partner in crime! Submit ideas for content, events, exhibitions, residencies, artist programs and more. 

You'll also be added to our Instagram Group where you can share any recent post and the Network will support with like, comments, and feedback

1-on-1 Empower Hour ($30 NZD)
$20 or more per month only 194 left

Every month, get an hour talking with the Exchange Operator, Preston, who's supported hundreds of events and exhibitions. He's interested in creating road maps for people to find/refine their passion, process, or creative edge and get it out there. 

Get the venue for a night ($100NZD)
$65 or more per month only 10 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.