Developing international audiences and markets

The International Programme uses the following to develop overseas audiences and markets. When opportunities are open they will be listed under find funding opportunities.

Edinburgh Festival fringe 2014

We are accepting applications to present small scale works at next year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the next Quick Response round on 31 January 2014 and the Arts Grant round on 28 February 2014

To be eligible, applicants must be applying for support towards a production that has had a successful season in New Zealand or abroad, and an invitation from an Edinburgh venue.

All applications must include:

  • a copy of the invitation from the venue or a contract

  • a budget including all costs as well as projected income

  • contributions or other in-kind support provided.

For more information please contact your arts adviser

Touring Australia Pilot

The objective of this four year pilot is to increase demand for New Zealand contemporary theatre, dance and multi-disciplinary works within Australian performing arts touring networks. Australian agent(s) will be contracted to place New Zealand work in regional touring circuits supported by a Creative New Zealand subsidy to off-set landed costs.

In 2012 we are supporting New Zealand presenters and venues to attend the 26th Annual Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA) Performing Arts Conference and Blue Heeler Network Touring Forum.

Visit the APACA website

Read the media release

International Art Fair Fund

This pilot is designed to support New Zealand based visual and craft/object arts dealer galleries to participate in reputable international art fairs. The fund supports the development of career opportunities, audiences and markets for New Zealand artists. The International Art Fair Fund is being piloted for two years, offering $100,000 per annum from 1 July 2012.There are no closing dates. Applications will be considered throughout the year, while funds remain available. Support is targeted at the cost of booth fees, specifically up to 80% of the cost of booth hire (with a limit of $15,000). There is a limit of two applications for any one dealer over a 12 month period.

Read the International Art Fair Fund Guidelines

Te Manu Ka Tau

This programme brings international presenters, curators and festival directors to New Zealand from the theatre, dance, music, literature, visual arts, and craft object sectors to experience New Zealand works and meet with artists, curators, managers, publishers and directors.  If you would like to know more about this programme please contact the relevant Adviser for your artform.

Call for proposals 2014 - Te Manu Ka Tau at the New Zealand Festival

Watch excerpts from Te Manu Ka Tau in 2010

Te Manu Ka Tau - March 2010 from Creative New Zealand on Vimeo.

Australian Performing Arts Market [APAM]

New Zealand artists and companies have featured regularly at APAM with Creative New Zealand support.  The next APAM will be held in Brisbane 18 – 22 February 2014.

Applicants can apply to APAM to present tour-ready works and works-in-development either in full, as excerpts or as pitches. Creative New Zealand is involved in the curatorial programming of the New Zealand works for APAM and will provide travel and accommodation support to successful applicants.

Applications to attend APAM can be made online. The closing date is 22 July 2013 AEST.

Presenter and producers can also register as APAM delegates. Early bird delegate registrations will open on 15 May 2013. Creative New Zealand will provide targeted assistance for emerging Māori and Pasifika presenters or producers to attend. Please contact for more information about this opportunity.

Want to know more?

Contact the international team.


Ph: +64 (0)4 473 0880