Aotearoa New Zealand is a relative newcomer to the Venice Biennale, with 2013 marking the sixth official participation. The New Zealand artists shown have received significant national and international opportunities, and broadened awareness and engagement of their work has resulted.
Above: Bill Culbert's 'HUT, made in Christchurch’, 2012 (installation view, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, 2012), photo by Samuel Hartnett.
Creative New Zealand is investing directly in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s project of supporting New Zealand as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012. This includes support for publishers to attend or exhibit at the fair and support for literary translations. Both aspects are being managed by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ).
For information about the broader arts and cultural programme associated with the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, please contact Tanea Heke, Project Director at email@example.com.
Given Creative New Zealand’s already significant investment in the Fair, we are unable to support any additional activities relating to this event.
The festival is recognised as a major international cultural event and happens every four years. It is the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to gain respect for and appreciation of one another within the context of heritage and contemporary arts. At each festival the host county choose a theme relevant to the pacific region and the change it faces.