High Street Project

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High Street Project (HSP) was established in 1992 by emerging artists who recognised the need for an experimental art space in Cristchurch. Since then, ‘Creative New Zealand’ has supported the initiative by funding several project HSP has requested assistance for. These projects have enabled local, emerging and experimental artists the opportunity to develop and present their work within a supportive yet critically environment.
Curators are given challenging programmes to curate shows within. Enabling artists, curators to become involved with curatorial concerns extends their vocabulary of experiences with contemporary art practices and social/political issues, in a informed critical manner.HSP is directed and co-ordinated by a Charitable Trust Board with the assistance of an employed administrator. The board has a floating membership. Generally board members and administrators are either artists or people with the knowledge and experience within the art spectrum.