News and blog posts
Recipients of 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage arts fund announced3 Apr 2019
Creative New Zealand has announced 10 recipients to receive funding totalling over $150,000 through a new Suffrage 125 Fund. These innovative arts projects will recognise women from diverse cultural backgrounds that have helped advance women's rights.
Minister to launch national arts and health network3 Apr 2019
The arts and creativity contribute to wellbeing in everyday life. They are also increasingly valued as a cost-effective way to nurture healthy, resilient communities, says Te Ora Auaha, a national network to be launched in Wellington on Wednesday 3 April by Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social...
Advocating for future-facing arts training and better protection of creators’ rights28 Mar 2019
Creative New Zealand is advocating for future-facing skills and training for artists and arts practitioners, as well as better protection of the rights of artists, authors and creators, and encourages others to consider endorsing the relevant submissions or make their own.
Put your best foot forward early for Creative New Zealand funding opportunities22 Mar 2019
Make a quality application well ahead of the Friday 29 March deadline, is Creative New Zealand’s advice to artists and organisations seeking support through current funding opportunities.
He waka eke noa – we are all in this together20 Mar 2019
Kia ora tātou katoa As – Salaam – Alaikum The hate, gun violence and crimes directed against the faithful at the Masjid al Noor and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch have left us bewildered, feeling vulnerable, struck to the core. We have had to accept that an act of terrorism has been...
The Prime Minister, Jeff Tweedy, Sir Antony Beevor among Stellar 2019 Auckland Writers Festival Line-up14 Mar 2019
The 20th Auckland Writers Festival programme launches today, revealing a line-up of more than 200 events featuring over 230 globally acclaimed public intellectuals and much-loved literary stars offering conversation, laughter, ideas and inspiration for audiences of all ages from 13 to 19 May.
Policy recognition needed for proven link between participation in the arts and enhanced well-being.13 Mar 2019
Aotearoa’s so-called ‘quiet’ crisis – the ongoing increase in mental health issues – has seen the benefit of many public, emphatic and diligent voices demanding change in recent years.
Creative New Zealand to make submissions on three major government work streams8 Mar 2019
Creative New Zealand’s advocacy work continues this year, with upcoming submissions on three major government work streams. We’re also encouraging others to endorse our submissions or make their own on matters important to them.
Changes to Creative New Zealand’s grants programme8 Mar 2019
We are signalling a change to Creative New Zealand’s grants programme, and how this may affect anyone considering applying for funding after the current Arts Grants round closes on 29 March 2019.
Opportunity to provide feedback on Creative New Zealand’s draft strategic direction7 Mar 2019
We are inviting public comment and feedback on our strategic direction.
Sector driving contemporary jewellers’ global reach7 Mar 2019
Continuing our investment in the contemporary jewellery sector, Creative New Zealand will this year support New Zealand’s presence across three sections of one of the world’s largest and most influential trade fairs. Alongside this, we will continue our partnership with Objectspace to coordinate...