What is WAVEmart?
WAVEmart is a place to Assemble!
Markets have been central to communities throughout history. They provide a place for regular gathering of people to buy, sell, trade, and share.
WAVEmart is a shopfront where you can interact with Next Wave and our artists. At WAVEmart you can make connections, buy some art for yourself or a pal, and directly support artists.
WAVEmart’s values also embody Next Wave’s over-arching organisational values and mission. Namely, this is supporting, nurturing and nourishing emerging artists whilst committing to social and cultural diversity, environmental sustainability and demonstrating accessibility and inclusion. As we move through a period of instability and change, Next Wave continues to strive to be a leader in diversity, visibility and sustainability.
This website is operated by Next Wave Festival, a registered charity in Melbourne, Australia. Some of the products offered in this store are managed and posted (via a third-party courier service) by the Next Wave organisation and its staff. Other items are offered by independent artists and affiliates, with Next Wave acting as an intermediary. Next Wave takes no commission on these sales - all profits are delivered directly to the artists themselves. By purchasing any item from WAVEmart you are directly supporting independent artists and arts infrastructure.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Questions, comments and observations can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.