News and blog posts
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...
Aspire Asia – save the date!6 Dec 2018
Performing artists and arts organisations who want to succeed in Asia are invited to Aspire Asia, a one-day symposium to be held on Friday 8 March 2019 at Q Theatre in Auckland.
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
Arts continue to deliver value for New Zealanders6 Dec 2018
More than 2.19 million New Zealanders attended arts activities funded by Creative New Zealand according to its annual report for 2017/18.
Wild Creations combines art and environment to tell conservation story5 Dec 2018
Four New Zealand artists are set to be inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and cultural heritage.
Young New Zealanders to get more opportunities for arts experiences4 Dec 2018
Three new funds to help more young New Zealanders benefit from greater involvement in the arts have been launched by Creative New Zealand. The funds will support arts projects to help young New Zealanders (aged 10 to 25) to attend, participate or lead arts projects in their own communities. ...
125 Years of Women’s Suffrage celebrated with new arts fund28 Nov 2018
Women’s suffrage in New Zealand is being celebrated by a new arts fund opening on the 125th anniversary of the first national election in which New Zealand women voted – the election of 28 November 1893. The Suffrage 125 Fund will support high quality arts projects recognising the contribution...
Actual Fact to be audio described at BATS23 Nov 2018
“Using audio description is a beautiful meeting point between enhancing the show’s accessibility for blind and low vision people, and exploring its key themes of communication,” says Isobel MacKinnon, co-director of Actual Fact, on at BATS Theatre in Wellington until Saturday 1 December. The...
Submissions open for 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults22 Nov 2018
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced that submissions are now open for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, which recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers produced annually. Titles published between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 will be...
Te Waka Toi Awards celebrate and recognise excellence and achievement in Māori art17 Nov 2018
Marilynn Webb ONZM, one of this country’s most distinguished and influential artists, tonight received Te Tohu Aroha mō Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Supreme Award for excellence and achievement in Ngā Toi Māori (Māori art) at the 2018 Te Waka Toi Awards. The Dunedin-based...
Changes to Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea16 Nov 2018
Changes to Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea Creative New Zealand has made significant changes to the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes.