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The ARENA is a platform for aspiring artists to have their visions seen and heard. Inspired by The Ghost story. Read more

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The ARENA is a platform for aspiring artists to have their visions seen and heard. Inspired by The Ghost story.

Auckland, NZ Art
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About ARENA

ARENA is an Auckland-based exhibition for grassroots creative types who want to showcase their talents. Whether you’re a student, actress, dancer, painter, performer, or just plain creative genius - you will be given the opportunity to display your work to an intrigued audience of industry players and creative aficionados alike.

How ARENA works

Groups of emerging artists will be given a period of time to demonstrate their work or performances to an audience. Here, the artists will also have a chance to network and interact with each other. Think of it as speed-dating with a creative spin.

We’re hoping to make this an annual showcase that will create a stronger foundation for new artists - or even for those with a hidden creative passion - to build on.

Why the ARENA?

The idea for the ARENA exhibition was developed after we completed The Ghost web series.

We wanted an arena to launch The Ghost team's hard work. Then came a light bulb moment: "Why not give everyone else a chance to do the same?"

We like to think that ARENA stands for: A Representative Exhibition for New Artists.  

The ARENA will premiere The Ghost web series as well as the work of independent creative artists who want a platform too.

What we will do with the money   

Everyone on our team is a volunteer. The funds raised will go towards promotions, venue hire, entertainment and catering to ensure that the event is a rewarding experience for all involved.

When is it happening?

This event will be happening mid-July coinciding with uni breaks.

Other ways you can help 

  • Spread the word - tell your friends and family about us. Share this page with people who are interested in presenting their artistry to an open audience. Supporting this cause means allowing local New Zealand grassroots content a chance to beat the odds.
  • Join the ARENA - participate in the ARENA by showcasing your art or getting tickets to the exhibition.
  • Be our friend - stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook and subscribing to our blog. We'd love for you to share your thoughts, join the discussion and create dialogue in the creative arts community.
  • Support our first project - The Ghost web series - catch every episode as it airs on YouTube and let us know what you think!

Don't live in Auckland?

We still require your support. Every backer is important for this mission to succeed. You may be separated from us by distance, but the vision remains the same. We're hoping to give grassroots artists a chance to get that step up - so you'll be supporting this community cause! Your help will ensure it comes to fruition.

Join the ARENA. It's your chance to showcase what you're made of!

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Risks and challenges

We risk not being able to promote the work of our talented cast and crew. There is currently no budget for marketing, promotions, or even the premiere.

So far, the project has been running on hustle, determination and the loyalty of a dedicated team. Trying to create something, with nothing.

Here we need your help raising money to fund the ARENA networking exhibition in order to build a community of talent. This will give us a fighting chance to be seen by promoting our work to people and for others to do the same.

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    Cheers! An online social media shout out will be coming your way!

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    2 backers

    Welcome to the show! You get a free ticket to our ARENA exhibition! Also, get in touch with Joselyn if you'd like to showcase your work/talent. Included in this reward is an online shout out thanking you for your support.

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    1 backer

    You will get an online shout out plus a personalised video expressing our gratitude from a member of our cast and crew.

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    Not only will you get an online shout out and two tickets to the exhibition, creative members of the team will be carefully signing/doodling/drawing on the official Ghost poster to be sent out to you! Note: Exhibition tickets for New Zealand residents only.

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    Wait a minute, did you just consider chipping in $50?! With this amount of money you will get: an online shout out, two tickets, a hand-written letter of thanks from the creator, an official signed poster of The Ghost, plus a USB flash drive containing full episodes from season one of the series! Note: Exhibition tickets for New Zealand residents only.

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    You high roller, you. No doubt you'll be used to designer fashion. Due to this, the team will carefully craft a designer Ghost t-shirt for you, along with a hand-written letter of thanks from the creator, an official signed poster of The Ghost, plus the USB flash drive containing full episodes from season one.

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    Come and meet the people behind The Ghost! With this amount of money, we will want to shake your hand in person. You'll get all of the above rewards plus a special dinner hosted in your honour. Note: dinner for New Zealand residents only. You're welcome to bring a friend. Transport and accommodation are not included. Exhibition tickets for New Zealand residents only.

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    Congratulations, you are now a part of The Ghost team! Receive all of the above rewards, plus a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of all our episodes. Note: transport and accommodation are not included. Tickets for New Zealand residents only.

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    Receive celebrity treatment worthy of 'The Boss'! You'll get all of the above rewards plus two VIP tickets to our web series premiere and networking event. You and a friend will be treated to a pre-party hairstyling session, luxury Corporate Cabs chauffeur service to the venue and offered a free drink on arrival. Note: for Auckland residents only. Accommodation is not included. Conditions apply.

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    This is beyond generous. Thank you! With this amount you will get every reward listed above, a one-on-one fitness session with our lead actor - a qualified personal trainer! Plus, a one-on-one dinner with the creator/director of A+ Productions and The Ghost.
    Note: for Auckland residents only. Corporate Cabs transport applicable for two occasions only: chauffeur service to the web series premiere and chauffeur service to the dinner. Other transport and accommodation not included. Conditions apply.

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    Become our official sponsor! You will have your name added to all our promotional materials (posters, flyers, online events page) with the official credit - "Sponsored By [name/business name of choice]". In addition to that, you will receive all of the above rewards, plus an 'appointment only' hairstyling package consisting of a cut, clean and blow-dry at a professional salon.
    Note: appointment, dinner and tickets for Auckland residents only. Corporate Cabs transport applicable for two occasions only: chauffeur service to the web series premiere and chauffeur service to the dinner. Other transport and accommodation not included. Conditions apply.

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    Wow! Needless to say, you will receive all of the above rewards. It gets better. Become an Associate Producer on your very own project with A+ Productions. A booking will be made for you to meet with our A+ Productions director. We'll be aiming to put into production any ideas/dreams/goals/stories you have ever wished to bring to life.
    Note: appointment, meeting, dinner and tickets for Auckland residents only. Corporate Cabs transport applicable for two occasions only: chauffeur service to the web series premiere and chauffeur service to the dinner. Other transport and accommodation not included. Conditions apply.

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