Directory of arts links

We have been compiling some of the best online resources for the arts in New Zealand.

If you come across a resource not listed on this page, let us know by email:

This is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of New Zealand arts websites and Creative New Zealand reserves the right to choose the sites it links to. The listing shall not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. 


Portals and directories

Competitions, awards, funding, work and income

See more alternative funding options

Learning and development

Community Arts

  • Community Arts Toolkit - A best practice guide to community arts projects in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Community Comms Collective - a collective of communications practitioners giving back to the community.
  • CommunityNet Aotearoa - An online hub of resources designed to strengthen communities.
  • Regional Arts Network Aotearoa (RANA) - Regional Arts Organisations (RAOs) are non-profit entities that operate regionally across Aotearoa to provide strategic direction and support for sustainable arts, culture and heritage development.
  • Te Ora Auaha - A national network and resource for anyone interested in the contribution of the arts to health and wellbeing.
  • What works - Aimed at smaller community groups this site will help you reflect on your work, demonstrate its effectiveness and keep improving your practice.


Regional resources

Arts and cultural agencies

Ngā Toi Māori

Pacific arts


Performing arts




Visual arts