As a response to the to the current global pandemic circumstances, we have launched a PATREON alongside a new online programme; isolated in/sites. By supporting us on Patreon, you will be helping us to reduce rent for our studio artists affected financially by current restrictions and help MEANWHILE continue to sustainably support emerging arts practitioners.
WHAT IS isolated in/sites?
isolated in/sites is a weekly online programme of projects by and insights from members of the MEANWHILE community. Each week a different member of our community will take over our social media channels & our website to share stories, thoughts or recent work during this new normal now. As an accompaniment to our Patreon, this programme aims to collaboratively reduce rent for all of MEANWHILE’s studio artists whilst also providing space for sharing and accessing evolving art practices. Although launched in association with our Patreon, the content presented as part of isolated in/sites will be available and accessible to all of our online followers.
WHY BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON?
At the heart of MEANWHILE is our gallery space at 99 Willis Street, our rent here is funded partly by our programme & maintenance budget, which is acquired through grants & fundraisers, but is predominantly maintained by our 8 studio artists.
MEANWHILE’s mission & vision is to support emerging artists both local to Te Whanganui-a-Tara and nationally in Aotearoa. Since the Level 4 restrictions implemented by the government, MEANWHILE has been working out a way to support our studio artists who no longer have access to their studios in a time of heightened financial precarity. We have started this Patreon as a platform to enable us to work towards collaboratively reducing rent for all of our studio artists.
All financial contributions to our Patreon will be going directly towards reducing rent for our studio artists during the period that they have no or limited access to their studios. In exchange we offer you thanks in the form of MEANWHILE gifts sent in the post once we have access to our office & in the meantime a weekly schedule of isolated in/sites projects, which will be accessible to all our online followers.
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
If an ongoing Patreon membership does not suit you at this time, but you would still like to make a one off financial contribution, send us an email at and we'll set up a secure payment plan.
If you are unable to financially support us at this time but still want to be involved, you can share our Patreon page or submit an idea for isolated in/sites, also by emailing us at
Thank you to our community for the on going support and to our studio artists & volunteers. We hope you are all safe and well during this time and look forward to when we can come together as a community again. Kia kaha & stay safe x