Volunteer Programme

Do you have spare time?
Are you interested in being involved in the creative community?
Would you like to learn more about the arts?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s you we are looking for!

The gallery is a publicly funded facility available to the community and visitors free of charge, 7 days a week. We are looking for people who might be interested in assisting with workshops, openings, floortalks and much more. If you have specific skills that would be of great value to the gallery, we’d love to hear from you, to become part of our new volunteer programme.

Full details of the programme are in the link below. For further information please contact Tricia Johnson, Arts Liaison and Exhibition Coordinator by email triciaj@hdc.govt.nz or by phone on 06 8715095.

HCAG Volunteer Application

HCAG Volunteer Agreement

Youth Art Ambassador Programme (YAAP)
A chance to be heard and make a real difference to what goes on at the Gallery

YAAP 2017 artist workshop

YAAP 2017 artist workshop

Hastings City Art Gallery recognises the valuable contribution that young people make to the gallery. It is committed to creating relevant and meaningful opportunities for young people, enabling them to take an active role in shaping what happens at the Gallery. The Gallery is keen to support youth talent through providing events that raise the profile of local young people.  In doing so, it is running the second Youth Art Ambassador Programme.

A group of young people between the ages of 14 and 19 will meet up regularly every month from March to August 2018. We want young people’s voices to be heard and make a real difference to what goes on in the Gallery.

Upon completion of the Youth Art Ambassador Programme 2018, students will receive a Certificate of Participation.

How to get involved

Are you aged 14 to 19? Are you interested in having a say in the future of the Gallery’s programme? Do you want to gain new skills and meet new people? If the answer is yes, come along to our new Youth Art Ambassador, meeting for the first time in March 2018.

What? A chance for you to meet with other young people and gallery staff to discuss your thoughts, opinion and suggestions about the gallery as we develop our exhibitions and activities over the next two years. You’ll also will understand roles of gallery staff, giving insight into exciting career pathways. The programme also provide artists, mentorship and workshops to reinforce commitment to exceeding academic expectations with your art portfolio.

You are encouraged to share the knowledge gained during the programme with your teachers and peers generating an on-flow of interest in the Gallery’s exhibitions and events throughout the community

Where? Hastings City Art Gallery- Auaha room

When? Meeting will be monthly and are usually held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 to 5pm. If you express an interest, you will be provided with upcoming dates, which will also be published on our website and Facebook.

What are the benefits?

  • Your opinions will shape the future of your local contemporary art gallery
  • Have your say in the gallery’s public programme and events
  • Develop new skills and experiences- which look great on your CV, university form or job applications
  • Learn from a variety of artists and have workshops with them
  • Make new friends
  • Free food and drink
  • Entry to all events and workshops at the gallery for the year
  • See what goes on behind the scenes

Interested in finding out more? Please contact Elham Salari at elhams@hdc.govt.nz or the Gallery at 06-871 5095.