Upcoming events

  • FREE

    How to promote your business using digital channels

    189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch.

    More people find products and services online than through traditional marketing media. If you don’t have an online presence, you may be missing out. Come to this workshop and let us help you make the most of your digital marketing.

    This workshop is for Business owners who want a clearer understanding of how digital channels may help their business.

    This workshop will provide you with an understanding of online marketing tools to enable you to create and position information about your business, so that customers can find and communicate with you. This workshop will cover:

    • Understanding how Google ranks websites.
    • Tips on making your website more attractive to search engines and your customers.
    • Social media - what options are available and is it for you?
    • When is the best time to send emails or post status updates and comments via social media? 
    • Should you have an email marketing strategy?
    • Is it worthwhile keeping a blog for your business?
    • An opportunity to network with like-minded business owners.

    Attend this workshop and we can help you position your business for success online.

  • FREE
    9am - 12noon

    How to effectively recruit and manage staff

    189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch

    Good leadership is a vital ingredient to the success of any business and this workshop will teach you how to mould staff into a successful, cohesive team.

    We will cover the basics of people management and the challenges that most leaders will face and covers:

    • Understanding your role - a look into being a leader for your business.
    • Discussing attitude and aptitude. Hire for attitude (how do you hire the right people first time?) train for aptitude (understanding your staff - their needs and development and how you can train them).
    • Getting employees to perform - motivating your employees.
    • Creating an outstanding workplace - becoming the employer of choice.

    This workshop will give you the tools you need to manage and motivate your staff more effectively, and ultimately to help you grow your business.

  • FREE
    4pm to 10pm

    Matariki Night Markets

    Haere mai / welcome,
    The Arts Centre invites you to come together as a community / whānau to celebrate Matariki 2018.

    Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. The cluster rises in mid-winter and heralds the start of a new year. The stars represent a time of seasonal change, the opportunity to reflect over the passing year, prepare ground for new growth and is a time for the community to celebrate.

    For the first time the Arts Centre is holding Matariki Night Markets on July 6 and 7 from 4-10pm.

    The Matariki Night Markets will include:

    • Kapa Haka performances and NZ music from singer songwriters
    • Traditional kai and New Zealand favourites such as Fish and Chips and Pavlova
    • Art, crafts, jewellery all with a New Zealand feel/twist

    Keep an eye out for our festival guide with Te Reo kupu and phrases.

    Click on the links below to apply to be a stall holder:
    Art & Design and Craft Stalls

    Food Stalls

    Applications close on the 16 May 2018