Thank you for considering hiring our venue. All revenue goes to making XCHC a sustainable supportive space for the creative community.  

We've been open since August 2014 and have held over 200 events* in our venue. We keep our rates affordable by encouraging hosts to curate and set-up their own events and putting things back how they found them after. Thank you for your support!

Step 1:

Visit the venue (when possible) and decide for yourself if it works for your event.

Step 2:

Read the FAQs to better understand what we can/cannot provide

Step 3:

See if the date is available
Call/Text: 027-828-3757
Email: info@xchc.co.nz

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Step 6:

Send any publicity material and schedule a tour of facilities if needed.

*Events include: storytelling, presentations, product launches, wine/food tastings, concerts, magic shows, theatre, dance, community conversations, panel discussions, film, showcase events, art exhibitions, workshops, pop-up shops, night markets, design meet-ups, photoshoots, video shoots, poetry readings, open-mics, literary events, singer-songwriter performances, AGMs, private parties, and many more.

There are three hireable spaces:  

MAKER SPACES 
160m² for the production of creative works.
Express Interest
Resident Agreement
 

SHOWCASE & EVENTS SPACE
120m² for sharing creative works or other public and private events.

POP-UP SHOP SPACE
35m² shop front next to busy cafe for hosting pop-ups

 

 

Hire rates include:
•Rent
•Electricity
•Internet
•24-hour access
•Heated building
•General cleaning
•Social media exposure

 

SHOWCASE & EVENTS SPACE   |   120sqm   
The showcase space is for events and art exhibitions.
Artist Exhibitions: $500/week
Non-profit Event: $100/module*   
Small Business/Private Event: $150/module*
Corporate Event: $200/module*
All events $70 cleaning fee

SHOP   |   35sqm   
The shop has a glass front entrance and is visible from the street.
Community/Non-profit: $100/day   
Small Business/Private: $150/day
Corporate: $200/day

MAKER SPACE   |  160sqm  
The maker space is an open shared studio where space is hired by the square meter; the minimum hire period is 1 month. Visit the RESIDENTS page to find out more about the people working here.
$10 per m2 per week 

ACCOMMODATION |   75sqm  
The Zeiser Room is offered to artists looking to host an event or exhibition in our showcase space or use our production space and would like a place to stay. We also allow visitors who want to have a home away from home experience in a creative space and connect to the local culture. 
Pricing is dependant on your reason for staying and the rooms availability. 

* a module equals a morning (8-12pm), afternoon (1-5pm) or evening (6-10pm)
All rates exclusive of GST
Please come speak to us if price is an issue, we aim to make the space available to all groups.

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 20+ exhibitions, 200+ events, and 40+ residents in the last 2.5 years. 

With this fund, visitors to XCHC and supporters from around the world can donate towards our purpose of cultivating a creative ecology and help fund people coming to XCHC.

 
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CReATE

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

SHOWCASE

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 or some sort, our venue may be the place for you to share.
 

Fund: 1 Showcasing Event at XCHC

EXHIBIT

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