Arts Trust is an organization dedicated to preserving the heritage
and character of communities of Auckland's uptown areas including
Ponsonby, Newton and K Road. If you love to live in or visit these
areas and hope that the charm and beauty of the uptown areas can
resist the pressures of standard commercial redevelopment, then we
the Uptown Arts Trust Mean To Your Community?
The Uptown Arts Trust was established in 2010 on the
principle of supporting and promoting public interest in art and
culture in the Uptown Area by facilitating the installation of
public artworks, exhibitions and art performances. The Trust
encourages public artwork in the Uptown Area and fosters a positive
environment for artists working in the Uptown Area.
This Help My Neighbourhoods Survive?
The Uptown Arts Trust's goal is to create a renaissance of
economic vitality in the Uptown Area. This vitalization will be
driven by the character and culture of an area rich in artistic
activity including visual arts, performance arts and temporary pop
up art exhibits drawing Aucklanders to this exciting and vibrant
centre. This will result in the health of this area benefiting
residents, the community, retailers and artists alike.
Upcoming Events Can We Look Forward To
The Trust is producing two exhibitions as part of Auckland
Art Week. The first 'Everybody has a name' located at Ponsonby
Central, is a show that uses different snippets of everyday life to
produce an archive of shared knowledge through sight, touch, taste
and sound. As curators, we want to create a space where you can
feel comfortable and participate in simple creative projects that
sit alongside artworks in the gallery that respond to the
The second, 'Look' located at various venues along K Road,
features exhibits by fifteen artists displaying a variety of visual
arts in businesses along the historic strip.
How Can You
The vitality of the uptown districts relies on the success
of the events and ability to draw audiences. Costs
workshop (facilitator fee/materials)
Printed handout to viewers
Ponsonby Central contribution for space
We hope, with your support we can produce a rich and
As a secondary outcome we are participating with
Stephen Dorner in his study on crowdfunding which will result in a
dissertation for his Master of Arts in Arts Management at
Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. This is exciting research in
the emergent field of crowdfunding and we hope his work will help
inform other artists who seek crowdfunding.
arts culture is vital to the sustainability of our uptown area, we
all benefit from it in some way!