international opportunities

Creative New Zealand invests in key overseas markets and art fairs to help New Zealand artists gain international success. This is done mainly through the International Programme and focuses on:

  • Developing international audiences and markets
  • Skill-building for international presentation
  • Cultural exchange programmes
  • Significant international events
  • International Presentation

Who is the International programme for?

The opportunities are targeted at international-ready New Zealand artists. If your answer is yes to every question below, then you can apply for International Programme opportunities:

  • Am I a professional artist?
  • Do I have a track record in my artform?
  • Has my work been toured / exhibited / published in New Zealand?
  • Am I ready to engage internationally?

If you answered no to any of the questions, you may still be eligible for other Creative New Zealand initiatives that can help you perform or exhibit your work internationally. There are residencies, fellowships, Quick Response Grants and Arts Grants that can also help you. Take a look at the range of opportunities currently on offer.

Think you may be eligible?

The International Programme offers a range of development opportunities that may suit.

Read more about International Programme development opportunities

When opportunities are open they are listed in find funding opportunities.

Latest International News

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Seeking Māori and Pasifika artists for Festival of Pacific Arts (Guam) 2016

Multi Artform13 May . 2015

Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from Māori and Pasifika artists to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam during May and June… Read more 

Simon Denny’s Secret Power opens in Venice

Visual arts6 May . 2015

New Zealand’s pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale celebrated the official opening last night of artist Simon Denny’s much anticipated exhibition Secret Power.… Read more 

Collaborative arts projects to mark First World War Centenary

Creative New Zealand21 Apr . 2015

Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce the third round of grants from its First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund. In this round, over $358,000 will… Read more