VALUES & GUIDING PRINCIPLES
MEANWHILE supports emerging and ambitious artistic practices.
MEANWHILE is invested in Te Whanganui-a-Tara - enriching our art community in support of local artists
MEANWHILE strives to also support arts practitioners across Aotearoa, and abroad.
MEANWHILE strives to be a safe space.
MEANWHILE strives to provide financial support for practitioners.
MEANWHILE acknowledges the unceded sovereignty of the indigenous inhabitants of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and must act in awareness of Te Ao Māori.
MEANWHILE must maintain transparency in relation to its objectives as an operation.
MEANWHILE is not bound to a physical space.
SAFER SPACES POLICY
As a visitor / volunteer / exhibiting artist / studio artist of MEANWHILE we ask that you take responsibility for your behaviour and privilege by understanding the ways it can affect others. MEANWHILE is a place of work and we ask that you respect our studio artists’ space and productivity. We encourage innovative practice, but not at the cost of alienating or harming others.
Visitors / volunteers / exhibiting artists / studio artists and facilitators of MEANWHILE must respect the physical, emotional, and mental boundaries and the safety of others. People who are unwilling to discuss and correct their harmful behaviour will be immediately excluded from MEANWHILE events.
Harmful behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
Racist, sexist, classist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, fatphobic or religiously bigoted comments of any kind.
Failure to respect the physical and/or emotional safety of others.
Entering into studio artists space without consent.
Sexual violence (sexual violence is any unwanted physical or sexual behaviour, comments, or harassment, including threats, perpetrated by another person).
As a visitor of MEANWHILE you are able to have your concerns regarding the operations of the space listened to by our facilitators. If you prefer to email us you can contact our facilitators via
This policy should not be used as a tool to address personal grievances that are not associated with MEANWHILE, unless those grievances are connected to harmful behaviours that may affect studio artists, facilitators, volunteers or audience members of MEANWHILE.
MEANWHILE can be accessed by lift, via the main building entrance, from Willis Street.
Regrettably, we do not have a wheelchair-accessible toilet on site. The closest accessible toilets can be found on the ground floor at Arapaki Manners Library.
Support dogs are absolutely welcome in the gallery - please note, they must be on leash at all times.
If you have additional accessibility questions or require tailored support, don't hesitate to email email@example.com