Literature

  • New Zealand illustrators in a combined exhibition in Germany. Photograph of Exhibition opening. More about this project

  • Photos - Left: Maui Te Pou & mokopuna, Matahi Valley. Right: Tuhoe - Portrait of a Nation book cover. Photos by Peter James Quinn.

  • Winners 2013 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement

    From left: Martin Edmond for non-fiction, Michele Leggott for poetry and Owen Marshall for fiction. Photo: Neil Mackenzie.

  • Emerging New Zealand writers Ellie Catton, Hamish Clayton and Craig Cliff at a book-signing as part of the NZ International Arts Festival 2012. Photo: Robert Catto.

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Funding Opportunities

Sector Development Incentives Fund

Value: $300,000 p.a fund maximum | Closes: 5 Sep . 2014
Creative New Zealand is calling for development proposals from organisations and individuals with funding agreements through the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme and the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme. More information

The Todd New Writers’ Bursary

Value: $20,000 | Closes: 5 Sep . 2014
This opportunity is for published writers or presented playwrights at an early stage of their career. Applicants for an Arts Grant in the September round are automatically considered for this bursary. More information

Latest Artist Showcases

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    Terence Fitzgibbon

    New Zealand Illustrators in a Combined Exhibition in Germany
    Grant type: Quick response grant
    Amount recieved: $2,000 Read more

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    The Big Idea

    back to the source | hoki ki nga waiora
    Grant type: Arts development investment
    Amount recieved: $5,000 Read more

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    Michelanne Forster

    The Michael King/ University of Auckland Writer's Fellowship
    Grant type: Fellowship, Award, Residency
    Amount recieved: $20,000 Read more