News and blog posts
Nominations are open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement18 Feb 2019
Nominations are now welcome for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.
Arts have an essential role to play in supporting better health and well-being outcomes7 Feb 2019
Kia ora koutou Many New Year’s resolutions are centred on living healthier and happier lives. To some that might mean exercising more, or eating better; to others it might mean finally learning the guitar, taking that pottery class, or to simply do things that make you happy and being kinder...
Christchurch conductor new Music Director for national choir7 Feb 2019
After an Australasian-wide search, Christchurch-born Susan Densem was today appointed to role of Music Director of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (NZSSC). “I am thrilled to be working with the prestigious NZSSC choir. I now can say that I have made the ultimate trifecta in NZ choral...
Kahikatea and Tōtara programmes: aligning existing clients with investment strategy4 Feb 2019
Creative New Zealand is aligning our investment programmes with our new Investment Strategy Te Ara Whakamua 2018–23, which will guide our funding decisions and deliver our strategic outcomes. Through a Request for Proposals, Creative New Zealand is seeking proposals from current recipients of...
Ockhams’ 2019 Longlist Laden with Literary Luminaries31 Jan 2019
Many of New Zealand’s literary heavyweights feature in the 40-strong Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist announced today. The latest works of Lloyd Jones, Fiona Kidman, Maurice Gee and Vincent O’Sullivan are among the rich and varied range nominated for the country’s premier book awards,...
Ka hao te rangatahi - fantastic Māori and Pasifika youth leadership opportunity29 Jan 2019
A small delegation of Māori and Pasifika youth ambassadors will be selected by Creative New Zealand to attend the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai’i in June 2020.
Arts vital for the future of tourism says Creative New Zealand18 Jan 2019
Creative New Zealand is advocating for arts and culture to be a core component of our national tourism agenda in its draft submission on the Government’s Aotearoa New Zealand Tourism Strategy.
WIDance looks towards 201917 Jan 2019
Inclusive circus, and performances for Matariki and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities are just three of the projects on the Wellington Integrated Dance 2019 calendar.
Rich opportunity for Māori and Pasifika artists at Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture - Hawai’i 202021 Dec 2018
Creative New Zealand invites Māori and contemporary Pasifika artists to apply to represent Aotearoa at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai’i from 10-20 June 2020.
Paddy Richardson Selected as 2019 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence7 Dec 2018
Dunedin-based writer Paddy Richardson is to be the 2019 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Richardson has published seven novels and two short story collections. Her Randell project, The Green of Spring is the sequel to her 2017 novel Through the Lonesome Dark. Set in WWI New...
New residencies offer Māori artists First Nation cultural exchange6 Dec 2018
Creative New Zealand, in partnership with Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, is offering two new residencies for Māori artists to exchange their skills and knowledge with First Nation aritsts