Christchurch City Council is committed to achieving an enlivened and creative city, where the arts are recognised as being essential to cultural and social well-being.
Pou o te whakaaro
Pou o te tangata
Pou o te aroha
Te Pou e here nei I a tatou
Mauri ora ki a tatou
|May clarity be yours
May understanding be yours
Through personal endeavour
The virtues which bind us as one
May we be filled with wellbeing
Toi Ōtautahi – Strategy for the Arts and Creativity in Ōtautahi Christchurch 2019–2024 [PDF, 592 KB] aims to support the development of local artists, generate new opportunities for employment and artistic expression and participation, as well as improving the quality of the built environment through public arts.
Arts advisors are available to provide advice and assistance to artists, arts organisations and the wider community, and are interested in fostering partnerships and collaborative projects.
Council provides a range of funding mechanisms to support arts and cultural projects, creative organisations and businesses, including: