6 Sep 2011
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Creative New Zealand is the national development agency for the arts. It is responsible for supporting the arts of the Pacific peoples of New Zealand.
The Pacific Arts Committee provides advice and makes funding recommendations to Creative New Zealand’s Arts Board.
The eight-member committee meets four times a year and is made up of representatives from the seven main Pacific Islands groups, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu and the chairperson, who is also a member of the Creative New Zealand Arts Board.
Pele Walker, Chair of the Pacific Arts Committee, says the committee supports and celebrates both the heritage and contemporary arts of Pacific communities.
“The role of the Pacific Arts Committee is to support the arts of the Pacific peoples of New Zealand. As well as allocating grants to a range of projects by Pacific artists and organisations, the committee also establishes special initiatives such as artform development workshops, the annual Arts Pasifika Awards, an artist-in-residency programme and funding information forums. Our focus is a vibrant and vital Pacific arts culture in New Zealand.”
Skills, knowledge and experience
People nominated to become members of the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Committee should have the following:
Applications must include two references from arts or community representatives supporting their nomination to the Pacific Arts Committee.
The closing date for nominations is 5pm Friday 7 October, 2011
You can also download the nomination form from Creative New Zealand’s website at Research, Publications and Forms, under the section Corporate and Strategic Documents.
For more information please contact:
Makerita Urale, Creative New Zealand
Phone: 04-473 0880 (Wellington office) or 09-373 3066 (Auckland office)
Mobile: 027 285 7303