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

Venice Biennale 2015

Creative New Zealand is now calling for proposals from artist(s)/curator teams for the exhibition to be New Zealand’s official presentation at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.  The call for proposals is a two-stage process with preliminary Expressions of Interest sought by Monday 12 August 2013.  Eligible applicants will then be contacted by Creative New Zealand and asked to submit proposals by Monday 16 September 2013.

For more information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply please see the Call for Proposals.

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.

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