18 Apr 2016
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Nominations for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2016 are now open. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand.
Nominations can be made by members of the public, and artists can also nominate themselves in the relevant category.
The annual awards were established in 1996 and offer the public a chance to acknowledge artists who best characterise the richness and diversity of high-quality Pacific art in this country. Artists can be emerging or established, and practice either heritage or contemporary artforms.
The categories for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2016 are:
Make a nomination by emailing an official nomination form to Nikhat.Moulvi@creativenz.govt.nz by 5pm Friday 27 May 2016. Further information, including the nomination form, is available on the Creative New Zealand website.
Past recipients of the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards include: Neil Ieremia, Lisa Taouma, Lemi Ponifasio, Lonnie Hutchinson, Parris Goebel, Victor Rodger, Ema Tavola, Sinakiteu Women Development Group, Justin Haiu, Isabella Moore and Pene Pati.
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For information about nominations and the awards, please contact: