About the Contemporary Art Foundation

Contemporary Art Foundation (CAF) is a not-for-profit Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) under the Local Government Act 2002, established with the assistance of the former Manukau City Council, now Auckland Council, and incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 in September 2000. 

The objectives of CAF are to promote, encourage and support the arts within Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for the benefit and enjoyment of the Auckland community and the public at large. CAF supports contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand. CAF makes a unique and considerable contribution to the arts and culture sector in Auckland, ensuring that Aucklanders have high quality art and cultural experiences through Te Tuhi's exhibition and education programmes featuring leading national and international contemporary artists. 

Contemporary Art Foundation's vision

  • To be the contemporary art organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand that is nationally and internationally renowned for its art, engagement and participation practices. 
  • To be a catalyst for new ways of engaging with communities, new ways of supporting and developing creative practices and new ways of thinking. 
  • To further its contemporary art, education and residency programmes throughout Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and beyond. 
  • To play a significant role in the arts and culture sector in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Aotearoa New Zealand, towards a culturally rich and creative city. 

For further information on the Contemporary Art Foundation and to view reports, visit here

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