Welcome to the Porirua Community Arts Council website.
Who We Are
Porirua Community Arts Council (PCAC) aims to “encourage and promote the practice and appreciation of all art and cultural forms in Porirua City.”
We are an award-winning community organisation which encourages, supports and facilitates the arts in the diverse and culturally vibrant community of Porirua City.
Our enthusiastic and hard-working team runs the iconic Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day (see video link below), coordinates events such as Matariki celebrations in Porirua , and actively supports arts projects in the Porirua area.
We greatly value our close relationships with our mana whenua (Ngāti Toa) and Porirua City Council, and the generous support of our many volunteers and sponsors.
Porirua Community Arts Council is an incorporated society and is a registered New Zealand charity (NZ Charities Commission # CC46909).
>> View the PCAC Constitution & Rules (PDF file)
What We Do
Porirua Community Arts Council is involved in many activities supporting performing and visual arts in Porirua.
- Arts Hub - the central resource for Porirua arts initiatives
- Festival of the Elements – reputably New Zealand’s largest Waitangi Day event
- Artist in Residence - bringing artistic excellence to Porirua
- Porirua Writers’ Walk – celebrating the wonderful writers of Porirua
- Matariki – embracing the traditions of Aotearoa in Porirua
- Advocacy and promotion of the arts in Porirua