As a not-for-profit organisation, First Thursdays relies on sponsorship from key partners in the Sydenham community as well as funding from local government. We are working hard to find ways to make this event as self sufficient as possible while retaining our values of paying our commissioned artists and supporting local businesses.
We could not deliver our programme without the support of our amazing sponsors - The Colombo, Powell Fenwick/Pablo at 383, The Ara Institute of Canterbury, BNS Design and Print and Arts Voice Christchurch.
As part of our fundraising efforts for August, we have been wonderfully supported by local artists who have donated an image to use in a series of collectible badges. Six artists have generously let us use a detail from new and existing artworks to create limited edition, 55mm diameter tin badges.
Wear your support for the arts on your chest/hat/bag/scarf/anywhere you can pin it!
We are offering these badges for $20 each. Each series is limited to 40 badges; so get in quick!
Badges are available to purchase from Chambers at 241 Moorehouse Ave, C1 Espresso on the corner of Tuam and High St and via arrangement with Warren Feeney and Audrey Baldwin.