Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Arts Hub Porirua?
A. The Porirua Community Arts Council provides this service through its website to enable artists, performers, arts organisations and supporters to engage with each other and to share information. It is the central point for information to do with the arts in Porirua City. Any arts practitioner or relevant organisation can register to be listed. This service is free.
Q. I am a local artist and wish to be registered on www.artshubporirua.org.nz (the Porirua Community Arts Council Arts Hub). How do I do that?
You will be contacted for any further information or when your listing is up online.
Q. I have an interest in the arts in and around Porirua City and wish to be more involved. How can I do that?
A. See our web page How to Help for suggestions, or contact the relevant individual or organisation listed on the Porirua Community Arts Council Arts Hub.
Q. I am a newly qualified jewellery maker and I would like to register to have a stall at the Festival of the Elements next February. What do I need to do?
A. Visit the Porirua Community Arts Council Festival of the Elements website and follow the directions on the Stalls page. We will get back to you once we have your details.
Q. Who elects the Porirua Community Arts Council Committee?
A. The Porirua Community Arts Council Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in October. Individuals wishing to serve on the committee need to be nominated by an existing committee member.
Q. Does Porirua Community Arts Council receive any funding from ratepayers via Porirua City Council?
A. The only funding from ratepayers and Porirua City Council received by Porirua Community Arts Council is a contestable grant specifically to assist with staging festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day. These funds are not guaranteed and must be requested from Council each year. For the 2013 Festival, Porirua City Council’s contribution to Festival of the Elements represented around 37% of the overall festival income.