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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...
Boy Braille sends audience into darkness at Dunedin Fringe2 Mar 2018
Reading aloud is something most people take for granted but Dunedin blind woman Julie Woods is about to take on a reading-aloud assignment of a lifetime as part of the Dunedin Fringe from 11 to 13 March.
Jewellery makers seek global audience28 Feb 2018
Some of New Zealand’s top jewellery makers will show their work to curators, gallerists and collectors at one of the largest and most influential trade fairs in Munich, Germany.
Music lovers of all ages find joy in volunteering21 Feb 2018
Two Christchurch music lovers – a millennial and baby boomer – have found volunteering for Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has helped improve their well-being and meet people with a common interest.
Rodney Bell takes new dance works to Asia Pacific21 Feb 2018
International performances in Singapore and the Gold Coast of Australia are on this year’s calendar for dancer Rodney Bell, recipient of the Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award 2017, along with a New Zealand tour of his work Meremere.
Largest performing arts delegation to APAM16 Feb 2018
More New Zealand performing artists and arts organisations than ever before will seek new international opportunities at the upcoming Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM).
World-class performing arts mentors share international insights15 Feb 2018
Trick of the Light Theatre and Zanetti Productions are a step closer to realising their global ambitions after being selected to take part in Creative New Zealand’s new International Coaching Programme.