News and blog posts
New initiative invests in Pasifika creative entrepreneurs27 Jun 2022
We’re proud to announce the Pacific Creative Enterprise initiative, which will support the development of sustainable enterprises and careers for Pasifika artists.
Arts Grants Round 6 results23 Jun 2022
Our recent Arts Grants Round 6 funding attracted a high number of strong applications; we received nearly three times the available budget in requests.
Winners of 2021 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement and recipient of Michael King Writer’s Fellowship honoured at Premier House22 Jun 2022
Yesterday, Anne Kennedy, Dame Claudia Josepha Orange, David Hill and Dr Monty Soutar were honoured by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, at Premier House.
Introducing our new Principal Adviser, Pacific Arts17 Jun 2022
We are thrilled to announce that writer and actor Ali Foa’i has been appointed as Principal Adviser, Pacific Arts. This is a newly created role, supporting the continued successful delivery of the Pacific Arts Strategy 2018-2023.
Rangatahi Artists To Attend MeyMey’em Indigenous Artists Gathering, Canada10 Jun 2022
Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce emerging ngā toi Māori artists Bridy Lundon and Tai Sadler have been awarded funding support to attend the MeyMey'em Indigenous Artists Gathering, at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada, alongside senior Ngā Toi Māori artists and mentors Sir Derek...
Summary Global Digital New Work Fund 2022 results10 Jun 2022
Results are in for the first round of our new international fund designed to support research, development and/or creation of new artwork in the digital space to be experienced by global audiences.
2022 Arts Pasifika Awards: nominations now open!9 Jun 2022
Do you know a Pasifika creative that deserves to be celebrated for their contribution to our arts community over the past year? Our annual Arts Pasifika Awards are back - and we're calling for nominations!
Summary: Building Business Capability for Independent Practitioners Fund results3 Jun 2022
Results are in for the first round of our new capability fund designed for individual artists and arts practitioners to build business skills. The fund was timely and well received in the current environment, with a wide range of capability projects supported in its first offering.
Creative New Zealand reviews participation at Biennale Arte3 Jun 2022
The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa has commissioned a review of Creative New Zealand’s participation in the Venice Biennale before committing to a presence at the 2024 Biennale and beyond.
Creative New Zealand shares investment approach and key funding opportunities for the 2022/23 financial year, opening from July 20221 Jun 2022
Creative New Zealand confirms key funding opportunities and timings for the upcoming year (July 2022 – June 2023), with openings from 18 July.
A season of change1 Jun 2022
As June breaks, we head towards Matariki, the winter solstice, which means we’re also near the end of one July-to-June government year and the start of another. So, it’s a time of transition; finishing up with the present year and planning for the next.
Record-breaking number of entries for Children's Book Awards produce strong shortlist1 Jun 2022
The 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults attracted a record-breaking 199 entries, with 28 titles announced today as finalists. This is the highest number of submissions ever received for the Awards, which are the preeminent celebration of publishing for young people in...