LOVE ART, BE KIND
Since 1992 the NZ Children’s Art House Foundation has worked throughout New Zealand as New Zealand`s representative on the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF). NZCAHF has supported the growth and development of Children`s Art Houses globally working with the 126 countries of ICAF, attending the World Children`s Art Festivals in Washington and hosting distinguished visitors to New Zealand.
NZCAHF vision is to inspire the growth of Children’s Art Houses worldwide following our lead and build a Castle of Art to showcase the NZ Children’s Art Collection and Youth Art Leadership.
This role model for Children’s Art has been inspiring and stablizing for young peoples dreams set against the many obstacles youth face today in developing their talents.
This 30 year proven model is the leader for communities to empower youth to use talents and contribute creative citzenship to build a Creative New Zealand.
*The Culture of Peace was established globally by United Nations Organization for the new millennium.
WHY WE NEED CHILDREN'S ART HOUSES?
THE VISUAL GENERATION
Loss of Imagination
Mis-use of talents through neglect
Thwarted Individual Artistic Experiences
High Fear of Failure
Stranded in the shallows and miseries… ……….Shakespeare
SACRED SPACES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Being ship – Who or what I am
Friendship – Peer understanding
Citizenship – Working together
Leadership – Representing others
Partnership – Understanding global dynamics
Recycling, Resourcing, Restoring our Environment
Children and youth’s artistic energy is societies best force forward
Children are our supreme innovators
Providing opportunity to develop the new fresh ideas, wonder, surprise and magic vital for survival. and sustainability of communities.
Developing productive, contributing civic attitudes.
THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF LIFE
Market driven, heavy formular exam criteria, marginalization in schools and society is occurring at the very time we have a tech-no-info-revo computerization of an entirely new visual generation who express depersonalization, who fail in 1:1 communications; who have high fear of failure, high fear of risk, high confusion about the future place of self in the society of their tomorrow.
WHAT HAPPENS IN AN ART HOUSE?
Clay & Modelling
Film making & acting
Dance & Costumes
Exhibitions – Solo & Group
Recycling & Restoring
We love art and we are kind
We take risks and try the new
We demonstrate skills for others
We support community arts events
We believe that our art club is a treasure house, as essential as a library or a church
We believe that creative children ensure creative communities
We believe art is good for health
We believe art is not a competition
We believe art is a human necessity
We believe that the individual artistic experience is vital for ongoing education and happiness throughout life
We help other art clubs
We welcome our guests
We are developing beingship, friendship, citzenship, leadership and partnership
ART HOUSES IN NEW ZEALAND
Pioneer Childrens Art Houses
PAPAKURA CHILDRENS ART HOUSE
NELSON CHILDRENS ART CLUB
REMUERA CHILDRENS ART CLUB
RODNEY CHILDRENS ART CLUB
ROTORUA CHILDRENS ART CLUB
TAKAPUNA INDIGO CHILDRENS ART CLUB
TAUPO CHILDRENS ART CLUB
TE KUITI CHILDRENS ART CLUB
WAIHEKE CHILDRENS ART CLUB
WAIHI CHILDRENS ART CLUB
WAIROA CHILDRENS ART CLUB
WAIUKU CHILDRENS ART CLUB
HAMILTON CHILDRENS ART CLUB
HASTINGS CHILDRENS ART CLUB
HUTT CHILDRENS ART HOUSE
KUMEU CHILDRENS ART CLUB
LYTTELTON CHILDRENS ART CLUB
MATAKANA CHILDRENS ART CLUB
NAPIER CHILDRENS ART CLUB
NEW IMMIGRANTS ART CLUB
NGARUAWAHIA CHILDRENS ART CLUB
NORTHCOTE CHILDRENS ART CLUB
NORTHSHORE CHILDRENS ART CLUB
OHOPE CHILDRENS ART CLUB
ART IN FOCUS CLUB - SUNNYNOOK
FOUNDATION HEALTH CONSULTANT
CAMBRIDGE CHLDRENS ART CLUB
CHIRSTCHURCH CHILDRENS ART CLUB
CLEVEDON CHILDRENS ART CLUB
DAIRY FLAT CHILDRENS ART CLUB
DEVONPORT CHILDRENS ART CLUB
EASTERN SUBURBS CHILDRENS ART HOUSE
GOLDEN BAY CHILDRENS ART CLUB
GREYMOUTH CHILDRENS ART CLUB
WHANGAREI CHILDRENS ART CLUB
WHENUAPAI CHILDRENS ART CLUB
PUTARURU CHILDRENS ART CLUB
PAEROA CHILDRENS ART CLUB
HENDERSON CHILDRENS ART CLUB
RAETIHI CHILDRENS ART HOUSE
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
Art is not a Competition - Everybody's Art is Different
These Young artists have made an outstanding contribution to Art in New Zealand
KEISHA CASTLE HUGHES
LILY DELLA PORTA
JAMES ROLLESTON, JARED GULLETT, WAIRANGI HEREWINI
Imagination is more important than knowledge - Einstein
“I think The Children’s Art House is the best place in the world. I wish that it will never be put down or be trashed in any way”
Does your Community Have a Stand-Alone Children's Art House?
NZCAHF support and encourage the establishment and development of Children’s Art Houses in NZ.
If you feel moved by the causes NZ Children's Art House Foundation promotes, we would very much appreciate your support. Set up your donation to NZ Children's Art House Foundation today. It’s easy and most importantly, it will make a major difference in the lives of so many who are in need of help. Contact us today to learn more or click below to donate now.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Are you looking to support NZ Children's Art House Foundation? We’d love to receive your help, and so will the community we provide for. Contact us to learn about donation opportunities. However you are able to help, we can assure you that it will have a major impact on the lives of many.
Want to make a positive impact in the community? It really is as simple as making a donation. No amount of time or money is too small or too large! We appreciate all the help you can provide and guarantee that it will be put to excellent use. Contact us to learn more about what we do with the donations we receive.
SET UP A CHILDREN’S ARTHOUSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Visitors are welcome to the Opotiki Children’s Art House for orientation. 132 Wellington Street, Opotiki.
Co-ordinators must love art, love children and love community
Training courses for development, establishment and co-ordination are available.
Community meetings, public meetings, workshops and training are necessary to set up permanent, safe, warm, secure, stand alone venues as Children’s Art Houses.