Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2019

The annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Pacific arts across a range of arts practices and career stages. Any New Zealander can nominate an artist or themselves for an award.

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28 Jun 2019

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1. Check your eligibility

Who can be nominated

A nominee must:

  • be a Pacific Island artist working across one or more artforms (either contemporary or heritage)
  • be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident
  • have a track-record of excellence and achievement and show potential for contributing to the further development of Pacific arts in New Zealand.

A nominee cannot be:

  • a previous recipient in the same award category
  • an employee of Creative New Zealand
  • a member of the Arts Council.

2. See what's funded

Purpose

Arts Pasifika Awards recognise artists whose work characterises the richness and diversity of Pacific culture in this country. There are seven award categories:

  • Senior Pacific Artist Award 
  • Pacific Heritage Arts Award
  • Contemporary Pacific Artist Award
  • Iosefa Enari Memorial Award
  • Emerging Pacific Artist Award
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Pacific Toa Award

Previous Arts Pasifika Award winners

Senior Pacific Artist Award

Amount: $25,000
For: Commitment to their practice and 'mana' within the community.

Recognises the contribution of a senior established Pacific artist in maintaining or developing their artform in New Zealand.

Pacific Heritage Arts Award

Amount: $10,000
For: Maintaining, reviving and promoting a heritage artform.

Recognises a major contribution by an artist or cultural group towards maintaining, reviving or promoting a Pacific heritage artform in New Zealand. Artforms include language, dance, music, weaving, tatau and vaka.

Pacific Contemporary Artist Award

Amount: $10,000
For: Innovation

Recognises an artist who has demonstrated artistic innovation in their arts practice. The artist must have a track-record of excellence and achievement, with priority given to those who can show they push the boundaries of their practice.

Iosefa Enari Memorial Award

Amount: $7,500
For: Potential

Recognising the contribution of the late Iosefa Enari to the arts and in particular his pioneering role in Pacific opera. The award supports the career development of a Pacific singer, musician or composer across all classical genres and career stages.

Emerging Pacific Artist Award

Amount: $7,500
For: Potential.

Recognising an emerging artist showing promise and potential. The purpose of this award is to recognise achievement at this developmental stage, and to help them to develop their career.

Special Recognition Award

Amount: $10,000
For: Making a special contribution to Pacific arts nationally or internationally.

Recognising a special contribution to the standing, and standard, of Pacific arts locally or internationally. It recognises an individual whose work, influence and commitment has raised the standards, expectations and reputation of Pacific art and artists. It may be awarded across any artform or for arts management. It could be for a one-off or ongoing contribution to a local or international success story.

Pacific Toa Award (offered for the first time in 2019)

Amount: $10,000
For: Recognises the contribution of a Pasifika artist with the lived experience of disability to Pacific arts nationally or globally.

The Pacific Toa Award recognises the contribution of a Pasifika artist with the lived experience of disability to the standing, and standard, of Pacific arts nationally or globally. The award recognises an individual whose work, influence and commitment has raised the standards, expectations and reputation of Pacific arts and artists. It may be awarded across any artform or for arts management. It could be for an ongoing contribution to a local, national or global success story.

3. Make an application

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How to nominate an artist

To nominate an artist:

  1. Download and complete the Arts Pasifika Awards 2019 nomination form above.
  2. Prepare or gather support material, including letters of support.
  3. EMAIL your nomination form together with all supporting material to ArtsPasifikaAwards@creativenz.govt.nz by 5pm Friday 28 June 2019. (No late nominations will be accepted.)

Support material

Support material

You must read our Support Material Guidelines: http://portalhelp.creativenz.govt.nz/help/add-support-material before you start your nomination.

Be aware that:

  • if your support material is not supplied in the correct format it will not be included with your nomination
  • your nomination should have no more than five attached documents in total
  • we do not accept support material supplied via cloud storage services such as DropBox and Google Docs.

Support material could include:

  • letters of support from up to three relevant referees
  • articles
  • reviews and examples of the nominee’s work
  • copies of visual material (not originals) should be provided in the accepted format.

4. Assessing applications

What we assess nominations on

Kaupapa Pasifika / People

We look for the following indicators:

The nominee(s) has:

  • Demonstrated delivery to Kaupapa Pasifika.
  • Made a contribution to the Pacific Arts community.

Strategic Fit - how well does the nominee honour the purpose of the award?

We look for the following indicators:

Senior Pacific Artist Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • Shown significant commitment to maintaining or developing their artform.
  • ‘Mana' within the community.
Pacific Heritage Arts Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • Shown commitment to their specific island community.
  • Significantly contributed to maintaining, reviving and promoting a Pacific heritage art form in New Zealand.
Pacific Contemporary Arts Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • A compelling track record of achievement.
  • Demonstrated innovation within their artform.
Iosefa Enari Memorial Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • Shown promise in classical music.
  • Outstanding potential for a career in classical music.
Emerging Pacific Artists Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • Shown promise and potential in their artform.
  • The benefits of this opportunity to the nominee/s future career are likely to be significant.
Special Recognition Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • Made a special contribution to their artform and/or arts industry.
  • The nominee’s work has raised the standards and expectations of Pacific Arts nationally or internationally.
Pacific Toa Award

The nominee(s) has:

  • Made a special contribution to their artform and/or arts community.
  • The nominee’s work has raised the standards and expectations of Pacific arts locally, nationally or globally.

Scoring nominations

Our assessors use the following assessment scale to score Kaupapa Pasifika/People and Strategic Fit:

Score-----Description

5 - Excellent - Exceeds both indicators
4 - Very Good - Exceeds one indicator
3 - Good - Satisfies both indicators
2 - Fair - Satisfies one indicator however there are reservations
1 - Poor - Does not meet either indicator

Who assesses your nomination

Nominations are assessed by an expert external Pacific panel and recommendations are forwarded to the Arts Council for approval.

Nominate peer assessors for our funding programmes

External peer assessors are asked to evaluate a range of applications made to Creative New Zealand's funding programmes and initiatives against specific criteria.

Peer Assessor nomination form (doc 167KB)

Peer Assessor terms and conditions (pdf 259KB)

5. Notification of results

Notification

The recipients of the awards will be contacted following the Arts Council's approval of the recommended recipients on Friday 30 August 2019.

Public announcement

We will list award recipients on our website. See all winners here

Awards presentation 

The awards will be presented at the annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards ceremony in Wellington in October 2019.

6. On completion

No further action is required of recipients after the awards have been presented to them.

7. Who to contact

For more information or advice: