News and blog posts
Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary Foundation18 Sep 2018
A new Foundation established by the Auckland Writers Festival aims to strengthen Aotearoa’s literary landscape. The Mātātuhi Foundation, launched this evening, will provide opportunities for New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works and for readers to increase their engagement...
Proposed changes to Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea17 Sep 2018
Creative New Zealand is seeking feedback on changes it is proposing to the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes.
University of Waikato & Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 201912 Sep 2018
Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.
Playwright named as inaugural Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence6 Sep 2018
Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of the Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence for 2019.
Update on Ngā Toi Maori Strategy4 Sep 2018
Creative New Zealand’s new National Toi Māori strategy is on track to be launched in December.
Creative New Zealand says the arts, culture and creativity can help New Zealanders age well31 Aug 2018
Arts, culture and creativity could play a key role to support better health and well-being in aging Kiwis as part of a Positive Aging Strategy under development, says Creative New Zealand.
Adventurous WORD CHRISTCHURCH Festival begins30 Aug 2018
Christchurch will be transformed into a haven of ideas, conversation, stories, poetry and prose as more than 120 writers, thinkers, commentators and performers from New Zealand and around the world take part in the WORD Christchurch Festival.
National Schools Poetry Award celebrates New Zealand’s poets of the future27 Aug 2018
A year 13 student at Wellington’s Queen Margaret College has won first place in the 2018 International Institute of Modern Letters’ (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award, with her poem ‘Vignettes’.
Kororāreka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn24 Aug 2018
Following its highly successful premiere season in Auckland last year, a reworked production of Kororāreka - The Ballad of Maggie Flynn begins its seven stop North Island tour today.
Judges announced for 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards24 Aug 2018
An experienced panel of 12 judges – including prize-winning writers and poets, as well as historians, academics, curators and one of the country’s most respected booksellers – will select the best books published this year for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
2018 SOUNZ Contemporary Award Finalists23 Aug 2018
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, with APRA AMCOS NZ, is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2018 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition: Leonie Holmes for Dance of the Wintersmith Rosie Langabeer for Occulmente Michael Norris for Sygyt The...