4 Oct 2017
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Creative New Zealand wants to do more to support the arts sector so is making changes to how staff are organised and how they work.
“Our ambition is to better fulfil the role of national arts development agency – as a funder, provider of development opportunities and advocate for the value of the arts,” said Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright.
“Changes are being made to provide better advice and support across all the different funding and development programmes we run. We also want to put more focus on and have a better understanding of how we can best support arts development.”
“External peer assessment of applications will be part of all our funding and development opportunities so decisions are informed by independent advice,” Mr Wainwright said.
One Arts Development Services Group has been created. Within that group will be teams specialising in each area of funding, assessment, capability building, international development and multi-year investment.
Creative New Zealand will also be boosting its insights and knowledge of arts practice nationally and internationally.
“We want to have clear oversight of arts development but also recognise that different elements of our work will benefit from specific, focussed support,” Mr Wainwright said.
As the new operating model takes effect there will be better advice and support for the artists and arts organisations across all the different funding and development programmes Creative New Zealand runs.
Independent external peer assessment will inform decision-making on all funding and development opportunities.
Arts Practice Directors will gather information, and use the data Creative New Zealand receives, to identify trends and opportunities to develop the arts in New Zealand over time.
The arts sector will be supported by an arts development agency which is a better connected, better informed and more powerful advocate for the arts.
Creative New Zealand is now in transition to the new operating model which is expected to take effect from early in the New Year.
Until this is complete queries can be made to existing contacts and these will be directed to the most appropriate team or person for a response. Updates will be made to Creative New Zealand’s website.
Below are the teams and appointments in the new Arts Development Services Group although they are not yet fully operational.
Senior Manager for the group, Cath Cardiff
Capability Services & Initiatives
International Services & Initiatives
Arts Practice Directors