Each year the Arts Pasifika Awards recognise excellence in Pacific artists across a range of artforms and across a range of stages in the artists’ careers. Artists can nominate themselves for an award or someone else can nominate an artist. Make a nomination by emailing an official nomination form to email@example.com. Details below.
Varies by award
26 May 2017
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A nominee must:
A nominee cannot be:
Arts Pasifika Awards recognise artists whose work characterises the richness and diversity of Pacific culture in this country through six awards:
For: Commitment to their practice and 'mana' within the community
For: Maintaining, reviving and promotion of a heritage artform
Recognises an artist or cultural group who has made a major contribution to maintaining, reviving or promoting a Pacific heritage artform in New Zealand. This includes language, dance, music, weaving, tatau and vaka.
Recognises an artist who has demonstrated innovation within their artform. The artist must have a track record and have achieved in their chosen field. Recognition will be given to those who work in a unique artform, or those who continually push the boundaries of their practice.
Recognises the contribution of the late Iosefa Enari to the arts and in particular his pioneering role in Pacific opera. This award supports the career development of an individual Pacific singer, musician or composer across all classical genres and career stages.
Recognises an emerging artist showing promise and potential in their chosen art form. The purpose of this award is to recognise achievement at this developmental stage, ensuring that the artist will develop their career further in their chosen field.
For: Making a special contribution to Pacific arts nationally or internationally
Recognises the recipient’s special contribution to the standing, and standard, of Pacific Arts in New Zealand and/or internationally. This award recognises an individual whose work, influence and commitment has raised the standards, expectations and reputation of Pacific art and artists. It may be awarded for artistry across any artform or for arts management, and could be for a one-off or ongoing contribution to a local or international success story.
To nominate an artist:
Support material includes:
Within two weeks of the closing date you will receive an email confirming that we have your nomination. If not, contact us on Sarah.Burge@creativenz.govt.nz or (09) 373 3066.
Applications are assessed by an external Pacific arts panel.
Applications are assessed on:
Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of August 2017.
We list recipients on the webpage Award winners: Arts Pasifika Awards
The awards will be presented at the annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards ceremony in Wellington in late 2017.
No further action is required of recipients after the awards have been presented to them.