The local music community has been hit particularly hard by the devastating earthquakes over the last two years with live performance venues, clubs and pubs destroyed, equipment and gear trapped inside condemned buildings, recording studios and rehearsal spaces demolished.
Since the September 2010 and February & June 2011 quakes many of central city upper floor spaces and storage units that musicians used to perfect and hone their craft have been lost. An important voice and vital form of expression, part of what makes Christchurch unique, is missing.
Prior to September 2010 there has always been demand for a dedicated band rehearsal space for local and touring artists and over 95% of Christchurch’s music community support the creation of a multi-room rehearsal facility and music community hub (Online Musician’s Survey undertaken by CHART, Nov/Dec 2011).
- 3 varied sized self-contained isolated soundproofed rooms with built-in PA & Air Con systems.
- Safe, Low-rise, Portable, Extended lifecycle, Adaptable to different locations and environments.
- Highly specified, yet modular and scalable, with an attractive modern design aesthetic.
- Potential education & function space during the day and a rehearsal space for the music community in the evenings. Youth internships and work experience opportunities exist with MAINZ, CPIT, etc.
- Office space on the first floor for meetings, workshops, seminars and a lounge area for musicians
- A potential future community hub for music resources and collaboration opportunities.
- Affordable and accessible, within the central city.
- Co-location with other businesses/offices/public areas to share lease, amenity and maintenance costs.
- Cost efficiencies and economies of scale as part of a larger ‘BOXed Quarter’ creative development.
- Part of a development that will be a strong factor in revitalising the arts in central Christchurch.
- Widespread support from the local, national and international music community enabling sponsored product and various in-kind support.
- Professional design with extensive acoustic research making Beat Box unique in New Zealand.
Architects planning and design work - complete
Steel framing for the main structure - delivered
Acoustics research and reporting - complete
Site preparation and foundations – complete
Equipment & materials sponsorship proposals - in progress
Fundraising completed - February
Services – January/February
Assembly super structure exterior – February
Assembly and acoustic treatment interior - March
Interior and audio fit out - April
Project completed – April
Marketing and media campaign – April
Soft opening and national media launch – Late April
Grand opening – New Zealand Music Month, May 2014
FUNDING & GRANTS
Key earthquake recovery bodies have recognised BEATBOX as one of the essential central city arts projects being listed in the Transitional City Plan with the CCC Mayoral Fund providing a $80,000 start-up grant as a priority arts project (along with The Court Theatre, Music Centre and Artbox). The principal project funders to date are the Christchurch City Council.
Mayoral Fund ($80,000)
CEAT UK Earthquake Recovery Fund ($50,000)
Todd Foundation ($50,000)
The Vodafone Foundation ($25,000)
Canterbury Community Trust ($125,000)
Lion Foundation ($45,000)
APRA NZ ($15,000)
Creative Industries Fund ($80,000)
Fulton Hogan ($84,400)
Billy Bragg Benefit Concert ($11,680)
SCF Fund ($25,000)
Creative New Zealand - Hearts Strings ($43,000)
Creative New Zealand ($150,000)
Recorded Music NZ ($5,000)
Pub Charities NZ ($5,000)
Mainland Foundation ($10,000)
New Zealand Music Commission ($5,500)
Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund
Step Up 4 Christchurch
The Lion Foundation
NZ Music Commission
Canterbury Community Trust
Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund
Recorded Music NZ
Creative New Zealand
Pub Charity NZ
and all those who have bought the 'Love Christchurch' CD
and the following supporters
Art Box – www.artboxnz.weekly.com
Arts Voice – www.artsvoicechch.com
Canterbury Development Corporation - www.cdc.org.nz
CCC Mayoral Fund -www.ccc.govt.nz/homeliving/civildefence/chchearthquake/MayoralReliefFund
CCC Transitional City Plan - www.ccc.govt.nz/cityplan
CCDU – Christchurch Central Development Unit – www.ccdu.govt.nz
CCT Canterbury Community Trust - www.commtrust.org.nz
CERA – Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority – www.cera.govt.nz
CPIT Creative Industries - www.ignition.ac.nz
CPIT Jazz School - www.cpit.ac.nz/musicarts
CreativeCommunities - www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/communityfunding/creativecommunities/index
Creative New Zealand – www.creativenz.govt.nz
Croft Print – www.croftprint.co.nz
Deflux Design – www.deflux.co.nz
F3 Design – www.f3design.co.nz
Fulton Hogan - www.fultonhogan.com 5 V 1.2
General Cable NZ – www.generalcable.co.nz
GIB – www.gib.co.nz
James Hardie – www.jameshardie.co.nz
MAINZ - www.mainz.ac.nz
Maton Guitars – www.maton.com.au
Melray Electric – www.melray.co.nz
Music Education Canterbury - www.tunemein.co.nz
Musicworks – www.musicworks.co.nz
Native Tongue Music Publishing – www.nativetongue.co.nz
NZ Music Commission – www.nzmusic.org.nz
Nicky Wagner (MP) - www.nickywagner.co.nz
Phantom Billstickers - www.0800phantom.co.nz
Play It Strange – www.playitstrange.org.nz
Pub Charity NZ – www.pubcharity.org.nz
RDU 98.5FM - www.rdu.org.nz
Recorded Music NZ – www.recordedmusic.co.nz
Resene Paints – www.resene.co.nz
Schneider Electric - www.schneider-electric.co.nz
Todd Foundation - www.toddfoundation.org.nz
UK Christchurch Earthquake Appeal – www.stepup4christchurch.com
Vision College - www.visioncollege.ac.nz/campuses/christchurch
Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund – www.foundation.vodafone.co.nz/canterbury-fund
White Elephant Trust - www.we.org.nz
CHART - The Christchurch Music Industry Trust is music industry representative body for contemporary popular music in Christchurch. With dedicated staff and an advisory board made up of passionate local music advocates with extensive industry experience, CHART acts as a support and advice network for the Christchurch music industry. CHART is a trust that receives annual grants, donations and project sponsorship. CHART plans to operate the Beat Box facility as a not-for-profit business, with high levels of efficiency to ensure the facility is affordable and accessible to the music community of Christchurch as well as nationwide visitors to the city.
F3 Design - F3 Design is a family run, Aotearoa based company with unlimited talent
Ruamoko Solutions - Ruamoko Solutions specialize in delivering structural design solutions to mitigate the devastation to buildings that can occur as a result of major earthquakes, as well as provide a quality structural engineering service for mainstream projects
TRH Group - TRH Group is a specialist project development firm based out of Christchurch, New Zealand. TRH Group takes projects from conception to realization with the aim of achieving the client’s end goal at the minimum of cost http://trhgroup.co.nz
PHOTOS OF PROGRESS
BoxedQuarter site development. St. Asaph street roadside view of Boxed Quarter.
Internal acoustic room foundations.
External lower level base frame and foundations.
Steel frames in place.
Can Christchurch be revitalised?, The Listener - Thurs 14 June, 2012
New music hub on the cards for Christchurch, NZMusician.co.nz - 9th August, 2012
Lindon Puffin v Billy Bragg, NZMusician - August/Sept, 2012
Planning Christchurch's new Beat Box, NZMusician - August/Sept, 2012
Thinking Outside the square, thepress.co.nz - Fri 7 September, 2012
Funding for pop-up Christchurch cultural space, newstalkZB.co.nz - Weds 20 November, 2013
New Christchurch arts venues, thebigidea.co.nz - Weds 20 November, 2013
Boxed Quarter to add spaces, stuff.co.nz - Weds 20 November, 2013
Artists Returning, Otago Daily Times - Thurs 21 November, 2013
(021) 933440 | email@example.com
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
CHART Office, c/o PO Box 1915, Christchurch, 8140