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

Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund 2014

Value: $750,000 total funding over 3 years | Closes: 20 Oct . 2014
We are offering funding to support the commissioning of New Zealand work to be presented in both New Zealand and in Asia. More information

Quick Response Grant

Value: $7,500 or less | Closes: 31 Oct . 2014
Quick Response Grants are our most common form of funding. They are awarded in three rounds per year and available to all artforms. As our smallest and most numerous opportunity Quick Response Grants are a great place to start if you are new to Creative New Zealand Funding. 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