News and blog posts
Creative learning projects in schools and kura next year20 Sep 2019
Applications are now open for the first round of the Creatives in Schools programme, which partners artists and creative practitioners with teachers and kaiako to foster new learning experiences for students and ākonga of all ages.
Biennale Arte 2021: New Zealand’s artist and curator announced16 Sep 2019
The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara as New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia presented in 2021.
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate the arts and diversity12 Sep 2019
A theatre project giving a voice to homeless people, a music therapy centre providing life-changing benefits to its clients, an artist who uses his art to engage people in social and environmental issues, a ballet company building new and diverse audiences, and leadership in delivering arts...
Award recognises theatre giving voice to the homeless community12 Sep 2019
An Auckland theatre company where most of the actors have experienced homelessness was recognised in Parliament tonight (subs: 6pm Wednesday 11 September) when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Community Arts Award 2019 for its award-winning play called That’s What Friends Are For.
Royal New Zealand Ballet awarded for accessibility12 Sep 2019
The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s commitment to making ballet accessible to diverse communities around New Zealand was recognised in Parliament tonight (subs: 6pm Wednesday 11 September) when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2019.
University of Waikato & Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 20209 Sep 2019
Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.
Pasifika-led organisations receive increased funding in latest Creative New Zealand investment round4 Sep 2019
Creative New Zealand is significantly increasing funding for Pasifika-led organisations over the next two to six years to support the dynamic Pacific arts sector, as we implement our Pacific Arts Strategy 2018–2023.
Kia Kaha te Reo Māori4 Sep 2019
Tihei te wiki o te reo Māori, 9 – 15 Mahuru 2019! | Māori language week is approaching, 9 – 15 September 2019 Ko te kaupapa o te wiki he whakakaha i a tātou ki te kōrero i te reo. Mēnā e pirangi ana koe ki ētahi kupu whakamārama, ētahi rauemi hoki mō te kaupapa, e ai tō aro ki te whārangi o...
NZ Artist Gill Gatfield Wins International CODAawards Merit Honors29 Aug 2019
When artists, designers, industry resources, and clients work together, common places are transformed into spectacular spaces. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine to announce the winners of the seventh annual international...
Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards celebrate Pacific excellence28 Aug 2019
A young Tongan artist from South Auckland has won the Creative New Zealand and Massey University Arts and Creativity Award at the 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards.
Budding poet to explore identity and society through $20,000 Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary28 Aug 2019
“My first book took over 10 years to write, partly because I lacked time to devote to writing, and partly because I had trouble taking myself seriously as a writer,’ says poet Oscar Upperton, who has been awarded the 2019 Creative New Zealand Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary.
Multi-disciplinary Tongan artist awarded Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust International Artist Residency 201928 Aug 2019
Tautai is excited to announce New York based, Tongan artist Vaimoana Niumeitolu has been awarded the Tautai International Artist Residency for 2019. Vaimoana is a celebrated writer, actor, painter, community muralist, educator and filmmaker.