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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Targeted fund to support collaborative arts projects between New Zealand and Asia – call for proposals

Creative New Zealand25 Mar . 2015

Creative New Zealand is calling for proposals for collaborative arts projects between New Zealand and Asia-based organisations.  The Asia/New Zealand… Read more 

Curators sought to build links with Asian art scenes

Multi Artform16 Mar . 2015

New Zealand curators will be immersed in China and Japan’s contemporary arts scenes on a tour run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation in partnership with Creative New… Read more 

New Zealand artists to tour internationally following success at Edinburgh festivals

Creative New Zealand5 Mar . 2015

New Zealand artists and companies have secured onward international touring opportunities as a result of their involvement in the NZ at Edinburgh season last year. This… Read more