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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?

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THE VISUAL GENERATION

  • Adrift

  • Alone

  • At-Risk

  • Labelled

  • Lost

  • Loss of Imagination

  • Mis-use of talents through neglect

  • Thwarted Individual Artistic Experiences

  • Depersonalization

  • 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?

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  • Music making

  • Weaving

  • Clay & Modelling

  • Drama

  • Film making & acting

  • Storytelling

  • Glass making

  • Mosaics

  • Murals

  • Dress making

  • Dance & Costumes

  • Exhibitions – Solo & Group

  • Gardening

  • Hosting visitors

  • Painting

  • Collecting

  • 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

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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

AUCKLAND YOUTHTOWN

 

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

KEISHA CASTLE HUGHES

Lily della Porta

LILY DELLA PORTA

James. Jared and Wairangi

JAMES ROLLESTON, JARED GULLETT, WAIRANGI HEREWINI

 

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Einstein

 

EMERGING ARTISTS

  • 2019 Laban Freeman

  • 2018 Maxwell Dennison

  • 2017 Oliver Howes

  • 2016 Lily della Porta

  • 2015 Louis Baker

  • 2014 Trident Whaiapu

  • 2013 Paris Elwood

  • 2012 Laken Te Whiwhi Whitecliffe

  • 2011 Jared Gullett

  • 2010 Daniel Adams

  • 2009 Daphne Simons

  • 2008 Jordan Foulds

  • 2007 Sasha Stejko

  • 2006 Ella Gordan Latty

  • 2005 Joshua Waihi

  • 2004 Roman Schwerdtfger

  • 2003 Keisha Castle Hughes

  • 2002 Taryn Hutt

  • 2001 Winnie Kung/Scott Banks

  • 2000 Rachael Foster

  • 1999 Johnathan Cowley

  • 1998 Andrew Stanaway

  • 1997 Wayne Siu

 

“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”

Inah Kim

 

DONATE TODAY

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.

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ANNUAL DONATION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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