News and blog posts
New play from The Conch highlights experiences of children in state care12 Nov 2019
Auckland 1963, three 11-year-old boys meet in a cell in the family court. Two Māori and one Samoan – Wheels, Piwi and a boy called Piano. Made wards of state and taken to Owairaka Boys Home. So begins a story into the heart of darkness, abuse and pain and a journey of survival, friendship and the...
Supporting sustainable careers in the arts - the next steps6 Nov 2019
We recently invited public comment and feedback on our response to A Profile of Creative Professionals, the research seeking to better understand career sustainability in the arts and creative industries. More information is provided below, as well as next steps.
Wellington plays host to annual forum celebrating the wealth of Pacific heritage arts6 Nov 2019
A dynamic forum for the Pacific community to share and exchange heritage arts knowledge and experiences is set to begin in Wellington from 20 – 23 November.
Rātā Waka Building Symposium Protects Endangered Art Form6 Nov 2019
Four waka, including three newly carved waka, launched yesterday in Kororareka recognised the legacy of Master waka builder, Tā Hekenukumai Busby and the need to protect tārai waka mātauranga (waka building knowledge)
Creative New Zealand – call for peer assessors5 Nov 2019
Creative New Zealand is looking for nominations for external peer assessors to join our pool of assessors for the next calendar year from March 2020.
The Michael King Writers Centre announces its Residencies for 20205 Nov 2019
This year’s Michael King Writers Centre Residency Selection Panel had their work cut out with a significant 40% increase in the number of applications received for the 20 residencies planned across 2020.
Black Grace debut season at The Joyce a first for New Zealand contemporary dance1 Nov 2019
Black Grace have debuted their six-night season at the distinguished The Joyce Theatre in New York from October 29 – 3 November. This was the first time a contemporary New Zealand dance company has performed at The Joyce and audiences were treated to Black Grace’s signature fusion of Pasifika and...
Starting a national conversation about arts and creativity1 Nov 2019
Shining the spotlight on arts and creativity was the mission of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Arts Month.
Tavita Nielsen-Mamea named as 2020 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence22 Oct 2019
Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Tavita Nielsen-Mamea as the Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence for 2020.
Catherine Robertson named 2020 International Institute of Modern Letters Writer in Residence17 Oct 2019
Acclaimed novelist Catherine Robertson has been appointed the Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2020.
Calling all creatives: the Capital E Ideatorium is open11 Oct 2019
Capital E is looking for digital, visual, installation and performance artists from across New Zealand who want to create new and unique experiences for children.
Outstanding Pasifika artists to be celebrated at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 20197 Oct 2019
The annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards recognise innovation and excellence in Pacific Arts and their contribution to the rich diversity of Aotearoa as a multi-cultural Pacific nation. Eight Pasifika artists across seven categories will be honoured this year at a ceremony at...