The Emerging Artist Fund (EAF) was created by Maven Ltd and XCHC to support emerging artists in pursuing their creative passions and development. To serve the purpose of 'cultivating a creative ecology', XCHC has partnered with creative individuals to provide 30+ exhibitions, 250+ events, and has had 50+ residents in the last 3 years. 

Many in our community look to contribute as a way to show appreciation for the artist, entertainment, and purpose of our space. Now, they have chance to do just that. With this fund, visitors to XCHC and supporters from around the world can donate towards the emerging creative culture of Ōtautahi. 

Donate via Bank
KiwiBank: 38-9017-0281401-01
Reference: EAF

Not based in NZ? Donate via Paypal here:


how the funds might be used:



Join the others who have taken their creativity out of their homes and offices and into XCHC!

We have an amazing crew of residents with diverse creative disciplines, some professionals, and some emerging as-well. Its an open, shared, messy space to create and feel supported by others. 

Fund: 1 Month of residency at XCHC


Do you have a talent you want to share with others, but you don't have a place to share it?

XCHC has a venue for public or private showcasing events. Whether you're an emerging musician, artist, dancer, or performer of some sort, our venue may be the place for you to share.

Fund: 1 Showcasing Event at XCHC


About 1/3 of the Exhibitions that are hung in XCHC are by artists exhibiting for the first time. 

Photographers, painters, graphic designers, writers, and others have brought their work to the walls of XCHC. From Youth Poetry to International Art projects, all are welcomed to share. You could be next.

Fund: 1 Week Exhibition at XCHC