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Research reflects significant challenges of making a living as a creative professional in Aotearoa20 May 2019
New Zealanders employed in creative professions juggle jobs, and rely on safety nets to ensure they can put food on the table. But even that doesn’t break their passion for their artform.
Creative New Zealand and National Arts Council Singapore sign new agreement20 May 2019
A new agreement between the arts councils of New Zealand and Singapore, signed last week, will see wider interaction between the arts sectors of the two countries, and build long-term networks and relationships.
Focus on four well-beings recognises importance of arts and culture to communities15 May 2019
Creative New Zealand welcomes the return of a formal well-being focus for local government, through the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which became law this week. The new law has seen the four aspects of community well-being – cultural, social, environmental and economic –...
Have your say on proposed changes to the charities sector15 May 2019
Creative New Zealand is advocating for robust policy that will promote a vibrant and more transparent charities sector. We’re encouraging others to join us in supporting our draft submission, or to make a submission of their own.
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019 Winners Announcement14 May 2019
‘Urgently Relevant’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Literary Award
Pacific Toa category announced for Arts Pasifika Awards 201914 May 2019
Pacific Toa category announced for Arts Pasifika Awards 2019
Ia manuia lou malaga Pua Magasiva13 May 2019
Creative New Zealand expresses our deepest condolences to the aiga (family) and loved ones of actor Pua Magasiva who passed away in Wellington last weekend. Pua was one of the pioneering Pacific actors, with a career spanning over 20 years in film, television, radio and stage. Along with his...
He aituā - In memory of Tā Hekenukumaingaiwa (Hek) Busby13 May 2019
Kua hinga te totara haemata a Tā Hekenukumaingaiwi Puhipi. Tiwha tiwha te pō, tiwha tiwha te ao. He whare i mahue kau e. He Whare i mahue kau e. Ka whatinga ake te kura o te marama. Ka pāhuka mai te moana i ngā tai e ngunguru nei. Kua hinga rātou kua hinga. Kua takoto i te ringa kaha o Aitua. Te...
New Zealand’s pavilion opens in Venice with Dane Mitchell’s ‘Post hoc’9 May 2019
New Zealand’s pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia featuring Dane Mitchell’s Post hoc, was officially opened in Venice this morning (NZ time).
Moe mai rā Te Wharehuia Milroy7 May 2019
Kua hinga te totara haemata o te wao tapu o Te Urewera. Te Wharehuia, kua noho ngu ngā tamariki a Tāne i to wehenga. Kei te hahae te tau o te ate, kei te hotu te whatumanawa, kei te pātuki te tārāuma. Kei te mōteatea ngā mahara mōu, ka huri kaaweka nei koe. He kanohi hōmiromiro, he ihumanea, he...
Aotearoa delegation to Hawai’i for Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2020 announced by Creative New Zealand2 May 2019
A diverse and talented delegation of Māori and New Zealand-based contemporary Pasifika artists and rangatahi leaders will represent Aotearoa, alongside 27 other Pacific nations, at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai’i in June 2020.