The New Arts Centre

Creative Napier has been permitted to use the the Old Borough Council Building as the new community arts centre.

Our fundraising has commenced to raise $100,000 towards the cost of the refurbishment.

Summer Series

Every year we produce a series of free concerts located at key sites around Napier. Each concert features different genres of music to cater for all tastes and ages.

The Elvis Tribute concert with bonus Classic Cars was a huge success!

Tree Cosies

Subversive yarn bombing in the form of Tree Cosies has found its way into Emerson Street during the Spring months.

Childrens Arts Expo

The expo was enjoyed by over 1000 children last year who took part in a wide variety of creative arts experiences.

Welcome to Creative Napier

Creative Napier's vision is to 'Enrich and Enhance the Creative Spirit of Napier'.

This is done through:

  • Festivals,concerts, workshops and events - look out for our exciting 2013 - 2014 programme
  • Arts information and advice
  • Funding advice
  • Every two weeks updated local Arts-e- News via email and on this website

The CAN - Napier's Arts Centre
Update August 2014...
The builders will start on the refurbishment in August and we expect to take up residence in November 2014!  

We are taking bookings now for the CAN.  There are two galleries - one large and a smaller one - plus areas for workshops.  Please contact the office for full details and to make a booking.

Beethoven Symphony No 9, Choral

October 18 2014
8.00pm and 2.30pm To be performed in Napier for the first time, Beethoven's 9th... read more


From now on, till we move into the CAN, newsletters are going to be sporadic and erratic.... read more

Arts Grant

Here you'll find a list of available grants and the application closing date. read more