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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Anthony McCall announced as the 2015 Govett-Brewster International Artist in Residence

Visual arts19 Dec . 2014

Anthony McCall is the 2014 International Artist in Residence visiting the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. During his residency in New Plymouth, January 10-16,… Read more 

2015 Venice Biennale: Second venue secured for New Zealand pavilion

Visual arts15 Dec . 2014

New Zealand’s project for the 2015 Venice Art Biennale has gained an exciting new dimension with the finalising of a contract to locate an additional installation in… Read more 

High-quality, diverse New Zealand performing arts to tour Australia in 2015

Creative New Zealand15 Dec . 2014

Next year two leading New Zealand performing arts companies will travel 6,850 kilometres to give 29 performances in seven Australian cities across four states, thanks to an… Read more