Join the Friends of Aratoi

Support us

Be part of the story

Friends and volunteers have always played a key role in making Aratoi the exciting place it is today. From its beginnings as the Wairarapa Arts Centre in 1969, to the building of a purpose built facility in 2002, and into the 21st century as the region’s leading centre for art, culture and history – local people have been there, actively supporting Aratoi.

By joining the Friends you’ll be sharing in Aratoi’s vision of telling the stories of the region and its people through stimulating exhibitions and the extensive art, history and taonga Māori in our collections.

The benefits of Friends membership include

  • Invitations to exhibition previews, floor talks and performances
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends events such as art tours and ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the Aratoi collection
  • A quarterly newsletter keeping you in touch with the stories of our people
  • The opportunity to assist with hosting at openings
  • The opportunity to volunteer

To join the Friends of Aratoi, please complete the form below and pay by one of the following methods.

Payment method

  • Cheque made out to Friends of Aratoi. Please post or deliver to Aratoi, Cnr Bruce and Dixon St, PO Box 648, Masterton 5810
  • Cash / EFTPOS / Credit Card at Aratoi
  • Online direct credit to the Friends of Aratoi Account: 03-0687-0339982-00. Please include your SURNAME and MEMBERSHIP as payer reference.

* Friends of Aratoi is a Registered Charity ( CC20766)