News and blog posts
New Zealand Artists at Australian Performing Arts Market Gathering, DreamBIG18 Jun 2021
Through our Global Wayfinding Programme, we partnered with the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) to support three companies to Profile (pitch) their work in the virtual Gathering alongside the DreamBig Festival:
Delving into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards the arts14 Jun 2021
We’ve just released the 2020 findings of our longitudinal study into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards and engagement with the arts. Stephen Wainwright reflects.
Latest research shows New Zealanders more positive than ever about vital role the arts play in our lives, despite COVID-1914 Jun 2021
Creative New Zealand’s latest triennial research into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards and engagement with the arts show the arts are making a powerful contribution to our wellbeing and are helping us get through COVID-19.
Summary: Arts Grants round 8 results10 Jun 2021
An overview of the latest Arts Grant results, including a link to who got funded. Find out what the strongest applications included, both generally (ie across all artforms and applications) and artform-specific.
Simone Kaho named as 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence at Te Herenga Waka9 Jun 2021
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce Simone Kaho as the 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence.
Ka tangi a Hineraukatauri - Acknowledging the passing of Richard Nunns8 Jun 2021
Ka rere te tangi a Hineraukatauri ki a Matariki. The sounds of the Goddess of Music soars again among Matariki. It is with great sadness that Creative New Zealand acknowledges the passing of renowned taonga pūoro musician Richard Nunns. Richard’s efforts alongside tohunga taonga pūoro...
Creative New Zealand partners with Playmarket to build skills for Pasifika playwrights4 Jun 2021
The Creative New Zealand’s Playmarket Pasifika Script Advisor Residency 2021 is a new initiative under the Pacific Arts Strategy 2018 – 2023 to grow script advisor skills to develop powerful Pasifika stories for the stage and performing arts.
Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement 2021: nominations open31 May 2021
Nominations are now open for the annual Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement.
‘Inspired by the metaphorical depth of our language’31 May 2021
We spoke with Lana Lopesi, Editor-in-Chief for Creative New Zealand’s Pacific Art Legacy Project, in recognition of Samoan Language Week.
Leadership New Zealand and Creative New Zealand develop Māori and Pasifika arts leadership28 May 2021
Creative New Zealand and Leadership New Zealand are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Creative New Zealand Ngā Toi Māori and Pasifika Arts Scholarships to the NZ Leadership and the Mana Moana Programmes.
Creative New Zealand shares initial funding opportunities for the next financial year, opening from July 202120 May 2021
Creative New Zealand confirms some initial funding opportunities and timings for the upcoming financial year (July 2021 – June 2022), with openings from 5 July.
Looking to the year ahead in a COVID world – reflections, lessons, key funding opportunities for 2021/2220 May 2021
“We’re now about 14 months on from when we shifted into Emergency Response mode. As an arts community we can, and should, do some canny manoeuvring that’s a combination of crossing our fingers for ongoing good fortune, patting ourselves humbly on the back for amazing resilience and determination,...