Significant international events

Venice Biennale

Aotearoa New Zealand is a relative newcomer to the Venice Biennale. The New Zealand artists shown have received significant national and international opportunities, and broadened awareness and engagement of their work has resulted.

More about New Zealand's presence at the Venice Biennale

The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom 2014 Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington  Photo by Shaun Waugh

Above: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom 2014, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington. Photo by Shaun Waugh 

NZ at Edinburgh Festivals 2014

Creative New Zealand funding helped more than 200 New Zealand artists to participate in seven different festivals in Edinburgh, regarded as the largest arts market in the world.

More about New Zealand's success at Edinburgh

Frankfurt Bookfair Guest of Honour programme 2012

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

Given Creative New Zealand’s already significant investment in the Fair, we are unable to support any additional activities relating to this event.

More information on the PANZ website

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Festival of Pacific Arts

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.