Values and Mission

On a mission since 1996:

The Depot Artspace is an open and inclusive creative hub established in Devonport, Auckland in 1996. We employ the transformative capacity of the arts to engage, inspire and challenge the community. The Depot supports and empowers artists and audiences through a network of innovative programmes and facilities including an art gallery, recording studio, professional development programme, and our publications.

We connect with relevant organisations to explore the possibilities of working collaboratively, sharing and developing resources, and discovering ways of best practice for the artistic community. We strive to deepen our understanding and honour the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. The Depot is uniquely positioned to grow and promote the arts and address social issues locally and regionally.


At the Depot, we value community.

We work together and we put people first.


At the Depot, we are encouraging.

We support each other and our community to reach our common goals.


At the Depot, we value innovation.

We look for new possibilities, we adapt to change and we’re not afraid to think differently.


At the Depot, we are inclusive.

We are people-focused, fair and welcoming to everyone.


At the Depot, we empower people.

We provide our community with opportunities, we inspire confidence, and give people the tools to achieve.


At the Depot, we take time to reflect.

We research, we consider, and we learn from both our successes and our failures.


At the Depot, we are professional.

We consistently work to high standards, we respect expertise and knowledge, and we deal with everyone equally.


At the Depot, we value courageous leadership.

We strive to question, to take a stand and be heard, and to tackle the big issues.