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 is to adopt a new name!

To align our identity with the Arts Centre, we have changed our name to Creative Arts Napier.  The new centre will be known as The CAN - Napier's Community Arts Centre.
We have a new logo and very soon this website will have a new look and a new web address.  

Creative Arts 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 Community Arts Centre
Update October 2014...
The builders are half way through the refurbishment and we expect to take up residence in December 2014!  Its's looking fab!

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.

The End of the Golden Weather

November 23 2014
Auditions for Napier Repertory Players' 2015 Art Deco production, "The End of the... read more


                Notwithstanding... read more

Arts Grant

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