News and blog posts
Creativity is the human spark that can ignite progress across the board13 Jun 2019
The recent survey of creative professionals we commissioned with our NZ On Air colleagues, through Colmar Brunton, has done what research is intended to do – shine a light on an area that was hard to see in detail and reveal some hard facts. Those hard facts reflect a struggling sector and...
Creative New Zealand welcomes Government’s new investment in career sustainability for artists13 Jun 2019
The Government’s Budget 2019 included a welcome $1 million annual increase to Creative New Zealand’s baseline funding, to improve career sustainability for artists and arts practitioners.
Oscar Kightley named 2019 recipient of the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency12 Jun 2019
This year’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawai’i has been awarded to Oscar Kightley.
New International Market Development Fund now open11 Jun 2019
The new International Market Development Fund combines funding from two existing Creative New Zealand funds – the International Initiatives Presentation Fund and the Asian Performing Arts Market Travel Fund.
Award-winning composer and violinist announced as Composer-in-Residence6 Jun 2019
New Zealand composer Salina Fisher will be the Creative New Zealand Composer-in-Residence for 2019 at Victoria University of Wellington's New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī.
Strong and diverse shortlist selected for 2019 Children and Young Adult Book Awards6 Jun 2019
Finalists for the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults make up a strong and diverse shortlist, with the judges impressed by the quality of submissions.
Christchurch partnership arts strategy a first in New Zealand5 Jun 2019
A draft arts strategy for Christchurch is now open for consultation, setting out a bold plan to make Christchurch one of the best places in Aotearoa to live and be creative. Toi Ōtautahi–Christchurch Arts is the first of its kind for the arts in Aotearoa because it’s been developed in a...
Largest funding round ever ahead of changes to Arts Grants (round opening in July)4 Jun 2019
Creative New Zealand has announced its largest Arts Grants funding round to date, awarding more than $4 million towards 136 arts projects that range from opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness through to craft activities aimed at enriching wellbeing and resourcefulness, as...
Applications open for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship in the lead up to its 50th year27 May 2019
Applications open for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, with the successful fellow travelling to France in 2020 - a year which marks 50 years for one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and longstanding fellowships. Founded in 1970 it has been awarded to some of our most successful...
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 –...