Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Arts Centre Launches Vision For Future of Site

Media release: 19 August 2013

Arts Centre Launches Vision For Future of Site

The Arts Centre has publicly released its draft vision today, to enable the Christchurch community to have their say on the kinds of arts, culture, and education activities they would like to see on the site in the future.

While restoration work has been underway on the Arts Centre’s unique heritage buildings, the organisation has also been consulting with stakeholders and a wide range of experts to assist with planning the best uses of the buildings and spaces within the site.

“Although the Arts Centre is currently closed to the public we are working to progressively re-open the site,” says Arts Centre chief executive, André Lovatt. “The release of the vision is an important milestone in our planning to bring our community back to the Arts Centre.

“The vision creates a new opportunity for the community to share in our progress, be part of events and activities, and help shape our future.”

Members of the public have been asked to rank their preferred future uses of the site. The vision outlines ten anchor uses – which contribute to the promotion and development of the arts, culture and education in Christchurch – including a co-working hub for the creative industries, Arts Centre academy, art house cinema, children’s activities, and an education and outreach centre.

A range of eight complementary uses – which support activities accessible to a diverse range of people, and would be financially viable in their own right – include retail and hospitality venues, hire spaces, The Arts Centre Shop, and an Ideas Den bookstore, library or reading room, which offers the opportunity to host book launches and promote new written works.

The vision also draws inspiration from a wide range of international arts, culture and education facilities, including the JamFactory in Adelaide, which operates as a hub for craft and design, and the Southbank Cultural Centre in the UK.

“We are really excited to get the public’s perspective on the vision,” says André Lovatt. “This is an opportunity to talk, listen and test aspects of the vision with our community, so we can ensure the Arts Centre is relevant and engaging for future generations to enjoy.

“This is a rare opportunity to re-imagine the Arts Centre – celebrating the best of what we had before and introducing new ideas for the future to create a vibrant hub of culture, arts and education.

“Our vision for the Arts Centre is to become a cornerstone creative institution that responds to the needs of Cantabrians first and foremost.”

For more information on the Arts Centre vision and to contribute to the discussion, visit www.artscentre.org.nz, or pick up a copy of the vision guide at the Arts Centre, your local library or venues around town.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How America’s Middle East Allies Are Poisoning The Ground Joe Biden Will Inherit

As even the US mainstream media has been reporting, the prime motive for the murder of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (by Israeli or Saudi operatives, or both) has been to poison the situation that the next US president will inherit. At best, there was only an outside chance that the incoming Biden administration and the outgoing liberal regime of Iranian PM Hassan Rouhani could have revived the Iran anti-nuclear deal that Rouhani had negotiated in 2015 with Barack Obama. Deliberately though, America’s allies have now made it impossible for Biden to pursue that option... More>>

 

Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>

ALSO:

WorkSafe: 13 Parties Charged Over Whakaari/White Island Tragedy

WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges against 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari/White Island eruption in December last year. “22 people have lost their lives in this tragic event. WorkSafe is tasked with investigating workplace incidents to determine ... More>>

ALSO:

Pay Gap: Progress On Pay Equity For DHB Staff

Today’s initial agreement between DHBs and the PSA on pay equity for clerical and administration staff is an important step toward better, fairer pay for this crucial and largely female workforce, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:


Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels