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.

Focus on Asia -  Asia Performing Arts Market

Creative New Zealand has introduced a new $1.5 million initiative focused on building stronger artistic and cultural connections with North East Asia over the next three years.

The Focus on Asia initiative will provide New Zealand artists with more opportunities to present new work in Asia, exchange artistic and cultural practices, and develop audiences, markets and networks for New Zealand arts in targeted Asian countries.

More about Focus on Asia

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.

Visit the APACA website

Read the media release

International Art Fair Fund

The International Art Fair Fund supports 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 offers $100,000 per annum.  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 2015 - Te Manu Ka Tau at the Auckland Arts 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.

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.

Want to know more?

Contact the international team.


Ph: +64 (0)4 473 0880