Supporting the arts

While our Palmerston North arts community has had to pull the curtain on performances and events for now, audiences can still find lots of ways to connect and support local artists online.

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Follow, sign up and share

Check out what local arts organisations are sharing on social media or join a mailing list to keep up to date with future events and performances.

Local music 

Listen to (and watch) great local music on Bandcamp and our own student radio station, Radio Control. As well as free online listening, Bandcamp enables you to support your favourite Palmy musos by buying their music!

Jennifer Moss is running various music lessons online. Check out her Facebook page  or website

Centrepoint’s 24-hour challenge

What happens when you pair 10 playwrights with 10 actors and challenge them to write, perform and film 10 original monologues in 24 hours? We’re about to find out!

You can support our local professional theatre and some of New Zealand’s most well-known artists by buying a ticket on the Centrepoint website to watch online.

Support for performers

If you’ve lost your job, can’t work at the moment or your income has been reduced, you may be able to get a benefit or some other financial help from Work and Income. 

Public art map

If you live in the central city, you may be in walking distance of some great art. Check out our online map to find out more about individual works and the artists who created them.


While their venue is temporarily closed, the crew from 409 have started a projection wall on George Street showing messages of kotahitanga (unity and solidarity) during this time.

If you have any messages or content of support that you would like to share to the projection wall, feel free to send these by direct message to the 409 Facebook page. 

National initiatives