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Our History

Mairangi Arts Centre (MAC) was initiated after a group of East Coast Bays residents saw the need for an arts centre in their area, and after more than ten years of fundraising the centre was opened in May 1991. The centre is housed in the old Mairangi War Memorial Hall (build 1953) which, amongst other things, was used for many years as the headquarters for a local soccer club. Following an extensive refurbishment it was transformed into a light and spacious environment which has been maintained ever since.

Today MAC is one of Auckland’s largest community art centres employing over 25 tutors and servicing a diverse and growing membership from across the North Shore community.

View our 2017 Strategic Plan here

Our Mission

Engaging and empowering our diverse communities through the arts

Our Vision

Nurture the continuous discovery of diverse and innovative art experiences

Our Values

  • Include and Respect all people
  • Be Responsible to stakeholders for improvement in the way we work, and for the sustainability of our organisation
  • Strive fo Excellence in the arts through creativity, critical thinking and skilled practice
  • Value, honour and embrace the principle of Te Tiriti o Waitangi