News and blog posts
Creative New Zealand publishes investment strategy for next five years18 Apr 2018
An investment strategy to shape Creative New Zealand’s overall arts investment over the next five years has been agreed by the Arts Council.
Visiting Fijian heritage artist share their knowledge and skills4 Apr 2018
Five senior iTaukei (Indigenous Fijian) artists visited New Zealand as part of this year’s cultural and artistic exchange.
Pacific Arts Summit first step to the future4 Apr 2018
Pacific artists from across the country gathered recently to help chart the future development of Pacific arts at the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Summit 2018.
Creative solutions to social issues awarded3 Apr 2018
An architect using design to address issue of poverty, racial and gender inequality and the environment has won the Creative New Zealand and Massey University Arts and Creativity Award at the 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards.
Creative New Zealand urges Auckland Council to continue commitment to the arts26 Mar 2018
Creative New Zealand’s submission on Auckland Council’s Auckland Plan 2050 and 10-Year Budget 2018–2028 urges the Council to continue its long-term commitment to the arts. “Like the majority of Aucklanders who understand the value of the arts, we agree with the Mayor’s vision of an exciting...
Multi-artform creative lab opportunity coming to NZ for first time23 Mar 2018
Rough Mix New Zealand: artist development residency for experienced and early-career artists from any artform – 28 May - 8 June 2018 (Auckland). Apply by 8 April.
Fortune Theatre opens its doors to everyone22 Mar 2018
Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre is looking forward to seeing the uptake for a new ticketing initiative designed to open its doors to people who may not usually be able to afford to see a show.
Call for nominations : Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 201815 Mar 2018
Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2018.
Visiting Fijian heritage artists to share their knowledge and skills13 Mar 2018
Five senior artists from Fiji specialising in heritage artforms are in Aotearoa for a week as part of an annual Creative New Zealand cultural exchange programme with the Pacific Islands.
Applications are now open for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme7 Mar 2018
New Zealand's literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers’ programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018. The successful writer will receive free...
Book Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Stellar Finalist Line-up6 Mar 2018
New Zealand’s premier literary awards celebrate their 50th anniversary with a rich collection of 16 finalist books by both lauded established writers and emerging stars.
Increased access at NZ Fringe 20182 Mar 2018
“There are no barriers to what performers present at the Fringe and so there should be no barriers to who can be part of it,” says Hannah Clarke, Director of the NZ Fringe Festival on in Wellington from 2 to 24 March. The festival is New Zealand’s largest fringe festival and this year features...