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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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