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Creative New Zealand Christchurch update

The staff of Creative New Zealand extend heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by the Christ

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Creative New Zealand’s staff and members extend heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by the Christchurch earthquake. 

Creative New Zealand’s staff and members extend heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by the Christchurch earthquake. 

We are in regular contact with those arts organisations we support to assess the impact that the quake and the continuing aftershocks are having on their organisations. 

By next week we will know how we can we can best provide short term support to those affected. Already it is clear that there will be a significant impact on the delivery of art in Christchurch.

As access is restricted in the central city our Christchurch office is closed. Chris Archer[chris.archer@creativenz.govt.nz] and Alan Cathro [alan.cathro@creativenz.govt.nz] can be contacted by email. 

Fortunately, there is no structural damage to our office and it will reopen once we believe it is safe for our staff to return. We expect this to occur next Monday, although this is contingent on further seismic activity.

Once re-opened we intend to make our office and resources available to the arts community.  The office is located at at Suite 6 A, Level 6, 728 Colombo Street.

The Court Theatre, Arts on Tour, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Southern Opera, The Physics Room, Christchurch Writers Festival, The Body Festival, Scape Biennial and the Christchurch Festival currently have restricted access to their buildings.   Many of the venues for upcoming performances have also been affected by the earthquake. Please check these organisation’s websites for updates.

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Creative New Zealand

9 Sep 2010

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