a place for people

Exchange (aka XCHC) is a creative space and cafe offering affordable space to foster connectedness and collaboration so that we can develop our creative practices in a supportive community.

By exchanging ideas and connecting with others, we cultivate a creative ecology and create a safe and inclusive space for creative experimentation and development.

MAKERSPACE

Creatives are welcomed to join our makerspace community to produce and develop their creative practice

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CAFÉ & BaR

Fresh, local, different. 
Pop-ups & guest chefs. 
gf, vegan, and pet friendly.

Free daily hot-desking!

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VENUE

The showcase space is a safe space to share your developing work and is used for events, workshops and art exhibitions

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ACCOMMODATION

Stay and help fund Artist residencies; have a real, cultural stay in CHCH.
Revenue goes towards funding artist residencies

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Currently in Christchurch (XCHC).
Soon Auckland (XAKL), Wellington (XWLG), and the world.
Get in touch if you think an Exchange is needed in your community.

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THE "WHY"

We are a social enterprise and our purpose is our guide. We're an evolving prototype and are constantly seeking to improve our models impact on social and environmental issues. We believe through leveraging business, we can provide meaningful employment, exciting places of work, personal and professional development, education, and experiences that build value in our daily lives.

Things we care about:

addressing social isolation // revealing the community to itself // doing things for mutual benefit // supporting people-powered projects // restoring democracy from the grassroots level // working together better // inclusive opportunities


HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT? 
TELL OTHERS ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT XCHC AND rate us on:

Open Monday - Friday // 7:30am - 3pm
FREE Hot-Desking for 50+ people

 

DAILY SPECIALS ON IG!

WE SUPPORT:

Local suppliers
•Pop-up restaurants
•Guest chefs
Best toasties in Christchurch
•Fast & free internet
•Vegan friendly
•Supreme Coffee
•Almond Milk made here
•Pet friendly 🐶
•Rotating craft wine & beer

 

You never know what you'll find. Be surprised. Come to XCHC Cafe.

Bringing people together from all practices.

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Free Hot Desking

M-F // 7:30AM - 3:00PM

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Studio Space

24hr Access // $60pw

Join these residents in our 'maker' community.