News and blog posts
Study into options for a performing arts venue in Dunedin15 Aug 2018
A plan to fund a major study into options for a performing arts venue in the city has been given a welcome boost by Creative New Zealand.
NZ’s national writer-residency organisation continues with an extended number of residencies in 201913 Aug 2018
The Michael King Writers’ Centre provides a year-round programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland. Residents receive accommodation, the use of a writing studio and a generous stipend. The 2019 programme offers 15 residencies for...
SCAPE springs public art surprise in Christchurch10 Aug 2018
Art lovers of Otautahi will be treated to some large-scale, impressive and unforgettable art as part of the 20th annnual SCAPE Public Art festival.
"Landmark Title" takes to honours in New Zealand Book Awards for Chuildren and Young Adults9 Aug 2018
“A landmark title which will stand the test of time” has been crowned the country’s best book for young readers. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Christchurch writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop received the top honour at the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, announced...
Lynn Freeman, champion of the arts8 Aug 2018
Lynn Freeman has been following, encouraging and championing New Zealand art and artists for nearly two decades now – as host of Radio New Zealand’s arts shows What’s Going On, The Arts on Sunday and now Standing Room Only.
Entries now open for 2019 Ockham New Zealand book awards2 Aug 2018
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced that submissions are now open for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, which promote excellence in and provide recognition for, the best books published annually. Adult books published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018 will be...
Auckland Art Festival recognised for accessibility programme1 Aug 2018
Auckland Arts Festival’s “strong leadership and outstanding efforts” in making its 2018 programme accessible to disabled and Deaf audiences were recognised in Parliament tonight (subs: 6pm Wednesday 1 August) when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award 2018.
New Zealand confirms Dane Mitchell’s exhibition venue and title for Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice1 Aug 2018
Dead words. Extinct species. Ghost towns. Former nations. Destroyed art works...What do these things have in common? They are a few of the countless phenomena that existed but are now no more. These disappearances are at the heart of Dane Mitchell’s project for the New Zealand pavilion at the...
Music scholarship recipients take talent to the world1 Aug 2018
Five talented composers and musicians will pursue international professional development opportunities thanks to scholarships from Creative New Zealand.
Berlin-based choreographer taking new show to the world1 Aug 2018
After presenting 999: Alchemist Trauma Centre / Power Centre, at Ugly Duck in London last month Berlin-based artist, dancer and choreographer Alexa Wilson will show her latest project in Berlin, India and New Zealand later this year, thanks to funding support from Creative New Zealand.
Joel Amosa is the 2018 Lexus Song Quest Winner31 Jul 2018
Bass-baritone, Joel Amosa (28) from Auckland has been named the 2018 Lexus Song Quest winner at tonight’s Grand Final Gala at the Auckland Town Hall. Second place went to soprano, Eliza Boom (24) from Whangarei and tenor, Filipe Manu (25) from Auckland was awarded the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation...