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Give & Support

Donate and volunteer

To continue our mission we welcome donations, bequests and offers of sponsorship from potential partners wishing to support our exhibitions and awards fostering the visual arts of Aotearoa New Zealand for our next century.

As a registered charity (CC11270) donations of $5 or more may be eligible for a tax credit in New Zealand and receipts will be issued for all donations.

We invite you to become a regular donor and to consider joining our platinum, gold, silver or bronze donor clubs:

- Platinum $400 per month

- Gold $200 per month

- Silver $100 per month

- Bronze $50 per month

Payments by internet banking to NZ Academy of Fine Arts at 06-0561-0014541-01 should include “donation” in the payment particulars with your name. Please email your address to to confirm your payment.

We also rely heavily on our volunteers. If you believe that you have skills or experience to offer the Academy, please get in touch at or 04 499 8807.

Love art and buy

We are a self-funding Incorporated Society dedicated to the visual arts. We aim to benefit the community of New Zealand through the promotion, creation, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.  Regular exhibitions featuring new work from established and emerging artists from throughout New Zealand are held in the Academy's architectural award-winning galleries.

The Academy receives no funding from central or local government. It is entirely reliant on the support of individuals, whether of its members and supporting friends or the art-loving public purchasing exhibited artworks. As well as a programme of ever-changing and exciting exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand visual arts in all styles and media, the Gallery Shop offers unique, beautiful and quirky gifts or indulgences.

To continue our mission we welcome support from our artists, supporters, active contributors and partners wishing to support our exhibitions and awards aimed at promoting and fostering the visual arts of Aotearoa New Zealand for our next century.


Join Us

Are you an exhibiting or emerging artist? Would you like to showcase your work, promote the arts in Aotearoa, New Zealand? Or just want to meet others who share your interests in the visual arts?
We invite you to join us today:

  • Open to all artists and art lovers
  • Network with practising artists
  • Submit your work and build your profile
  • Exhibit in prime waterfront gallery space

Membership types

  • Member: $95
  • Senior (65+): $75
  • Student: $35

Members receive advance notice to submit work for all our exhibitions and a better commission rate on sales. They may also offer works for sale in the Gallery Shop.

Students must be enrolled at a recognised educational institution as a Full-time student and provide a copy of their student ID.

Become a Member

If you love the arts, this is one of the best ways you can support them. Enjoy ever-changing exhibitions of contemporary art by established and emerging New Zealand artists in our purpose-built architectural award-winning waterfront galleries:

  • Open to all art lovers
  • Be the first to see new exhibitions
  • Meet with practising artists
  • Network with fellow art lovers and collectors
  • Receive invitations to workshops and special events

Members receive newsletters, invitations and regular notices of Academy events.

To apply to join, please click here

To download a Volunteer form, please click here.

Our Partners and Supporters

The Academy receives no funding from central or local government. We are entirely reliant on the support of our gallery friends, artist members and the art-loving public.

To continue our mission to promote and foster artists within Aotearoa New Zealand we welcome your donation and thank you for your support. We particularly thank our business partners for their continuing support.

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