News and blog posts
Creative writing empowers rangatahi on remand12 Jan 2021
A conversation between 21-year-old Zak Devey and the Howard League has sparked a creative writing programme for rangatahi in Auckland’s Mt Eden Corrections Facility, facilitated by three young writers volunteering their time and knowledge.
Reflections and aspirations from outgoing Arts Council Chair Michael Moynahan18 Dec 2020
Michael Moynahan is the outgoing Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. He reflects on his time as chair, and shares some aspirations for the future.
New Senior Manager Pacific Arts announced16 Dec 2020
Creative New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Makerita Urale has been appointed in the new role of Senior Manager Pacific Arts.
Mātauranga Toi Māori to be protected for future generations16 Dec 2020
The endangered artforms of Tārai Waka, Taonga Pūoro and Ngā Toi Mātauranga Māori (Māori arts knowledge systems) will receive a funding boost in an effort to protect against the impacts and the on-going threat of COVID-19 on mātauranga toi following the Government’s announcement of the ‘Mātauranga...
Supporting business and artistic transformation with Creative New Zealand’s Adaptation Fund10 Dec 2020
Results of Creative New Zealand’s Adaptation Fund have been announced today. This one-off fund is part of the $25 million in new money announced for Creative New Zealand by the Government in May, to support a 12-month programme of investment through to June 2021.
Te Awhi Rito NZ Reading Ambassador nominations open9 Dec 2020
Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library of New Zealand and partners are calling for nominations for Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people.
Applications open for Māori and Pasifika leadership scholarships to strengthen arts4 Dec 2020
Creative New Zealand and Leadership New Zealand today announced six full scholarships for artists to participate in the New Zealand Leadership Programme and the Mana Moana Experience programmes.
Excellence celebrated in the 2020 Te Waka Toi Awards30 Nov 2020
The 34th Te Waka Toi Awards have recognised 13 outstanding Māori arts sector leaders and emerging artists across multiple artforms in this year’s signature awards event.
Annual recruitment round for new peer assessors26 Nov 2020
Near the end of every year, we invite nominations for external peer assessors. These new assessors are approved by our Arts Council the following February and are able to start their assessment mahi from March.
Submissions open for 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults19 Nov 2020
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now inviting submissions for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Te Waka Toi Awards 2020 - A celebration and recognition of excellence in Māori art11 Nov 2020
Leading Māori artists, advocates and community leaders will be recognised for outstanding achievement, leadership and excellence in this year’s 34th annual Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi Awards.
2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced and live online literary panel10 Nov 2020
A lifetime of insights on Māori dance arts told in te reo Māori, a comprehensive anthology of New Zealand poetry in English, and an illustrated story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand are just some of the many achievements of those being honoured with the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards...