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Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency19 Jan 2018
The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai‘i for three months. One award valued at...
Choreographer selected for Singapore dance company residency17 Jan 2018
Natalie Maria Clark has been selected for a residency with one of the most influential contemporary dance companies in South East Asia.
Berlin Writer’s Resident to explore hidden family past during rise of Nazi Germany18 Dec 2017
A family mystery involving a secret marriage during the rise of Nazi Germany is being investigated by Vivienne Plumb, recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writer’s Residency for 2017/18.
An arts challenge for Christmas9 Dec 2017
There is no escaping that Christmas and the Christmas holidays are just around the corner.
Creative New Zealand releases Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage7 Dec 2017
Creative New Zealand has published its Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) for Arts, Culture Heritage following instruction from the Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern.
Brilliant, innovative book that brings to life the first years of film of New Zealanders at home and at war7 Dec 2017
This is the book that I've hoped someone would write - Sir Peter Jackson Film captivated New Zealand when it reached the country in 1895. The Camera in the Crowd brings to life those exhilarating 25 years of filming and picture screening that followed in a sumptuous hardback, telling the...
Lisa Reihana: Emissaries leaves Venice’s Biennale Arte 2017 on a high7 Dec 2017
'Lisa Reihana: Emissaries' has left Venice’s Biennale Arte 2017 with accolades, destined for further presentations in Vienna, London, Paris, Sydney and Perth.
Te Reo Māori thrash metal band Alien Weaponry announce European tour6 Dec 2017
Te Reo Māori thrash metal band Alien Weaponry will perform at some of the world’s biggest heavy metal festivals in Germany and Slovenia next year, thanks to support from Creative New Zealand.
New projects to support and celebrate diversity in Auckland6 Dec 2017
Eight arts projects expressing the rich cultural diversity of New Zealand’s largest and most ethnically diverse city will receive more than $400,000 from the Auckland Diversity Project Fund in 2017.
Volunteering allows engineer to explore her creative side5 Dec 2017
Volunteering her skills to bring complex, larger-than-life sculptures to Christchurch’s public spaces is the kind of challenge structural engineer Helen Trappitt thrives on – and one that is bringing her constant rewards. Helen volunteers her time to SCAPE Public Art to help install...
New platforms for a new audience4 Dec 2017
An online presence for diverse voices saw funding go to The Pantograph Punch and The Spinoff Review of Books this year.