McCahon Gate Project


The McCahon House Gate programme helps build the careers of New Zealand artists. Our premium programme provides supporters with unique insights and experiences into the creative development process of artists and art making. 

We work with artists who have a proven track record. In addition to offering a three month residency with a purpose built studio and stipend, we also offer artist’s professional development opportunities such as meeting art collectors, new project collaborations, and stronger professional networks including opportunities for public speaking and exhibitions.

Join us in an ongoing dialogue where ideas around art are exchanged amongst artists and peers.

We invite you to join us, by participating in opening more gates for New Zealand’s artists. 

The Gates:

Gate I - McCahon House Gate Supporter

The supporters will receive:

- Invitation to welcome events for all artists and special artists' talks organised by the Trust. (6 per year)

- Invitation to our annual McCahon House Artists' Edition launch party.

Gate II - McCahon House Gate Supporter

The supporters will receive entitlements of Gate I plus:

- The opportunity to attend one McCahon House studio visit: A half-day excursion to visit the incumbent McCahon resident artist and two other esteemed artists in their studios.  

- Invitation to purchase tickets to a McCahon House studio dinner with one of the McCahon House artists. Join us to experience a creative collaboration and conversation between the artist, a local chef and a sommelier, preceded by cocktails in the Mccahon House Museum.  

Gate III - McCahon House Gate Associate

The supporters will receive entitlements of Gate I & II plus:

- The opportunity to experience our entire programme of events. This includes an additional McCahon House Studio Visit half day excursion (two per year); as well as an invitation to purchase tickets to all of the McCahon House studio dinners (three per year) with each of the resident artists.

- Invitation to the VIP event at Auckland Art Fair. 


Gate IV - McCahon House Gate Partner

The McCahon House Trust offers our partners customised experiences to suit your clients, staffs and/or friends.

The experiences available o Gate IV supporters are as per the invitations to artists' talks and residency welcomes, studio visits and studio dinners as detailed in Gate III.

In addition we work alongside you to craft our programme to your specific needs. Our intention is to create an unique collaboration between our two organisations and offer a tailor-made programme that works for each of our Gate IV partners.   



Credit Card:

When you make your selection you will be taken to a secure payment page to enter credit card details.

Gate II  $300 annually or 4 quarterly payments of $75

Gate II  $1,000 annually or 4 quarterly payments of $250

Gate III  $2,500 annually or 4 quarterly payments of $625

Gate IV  $5,000 annually or 4 quarterly payments of $1,250


Direct Credit:

Please use the following bank account details:

Account: McCahon House Trust

Account Number: 06-0287-0734086-00

Reference: Gate (follow by the level of membership e.g. III)
Particulars: Your name

When you set up a direct credit please email and confirm. Please include your contact details.


Thank you for your commitment to supporting our artists during their residencies and welcome to our family of support for this very exciting and rewarding programme.

The Trust is a registered Charitable Trust (CC10637) and all donations are tax deductible.