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Creative New Zealand’s first phase COVID-19 response, $16m24 Mar 2020
Creative New Zealand can now confirm its Emergency Response Package, announced on Friday in response to COVID-19, will include a first phase $16 million investment to buffer and support the arts community, with benefits extending well beyond the immediate crisis.
Creative New Zealand establishes multi-million dollar COVID-19 response20 Mar 2020
Creative New Zealand’s governing body, the Arts Council, has empowered the national arts development agency to establish a multi-million-dollar Emergency Response Package to support artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations coping with the impact of COVID-19.
Creative New Zealand response to COVID-19 - Updated 28 March 202017 Mar 2020
We're very concerned about the rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), and encourage you all to follow Ministry of Health guidelines. We’re actively monitoring the situation and exploring all options for how we can support the arts sector through this fast-changing situation.
New FestPAC Dates Announced12 Mar 2020
The Hawai’i FestPAC Commission have announced that the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts Culture (FestPAC) is rescheduled to June 18-27, 2021. Creative New Zealand and the Arts Council remain committed to supporting the Aotearoa Delegation to attend the Festival. Creative New Zealand...
Nominations to Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 202011 Mar 2020
Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2020. This award recognises a professional performing arts company, literary event, festival, venue, producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment to building their audiences by...
Audio described play in te reo Māori for blind children11 Mar 2020
Auckland children who are blind or have low vision will attend a bilingual audio described performance of Ngā Manu Rōreka, a play by Apirana Taylor in te reo Māori and presented by Taki Rua Productions as part of its 26th annual Te Reo Māori Season.
Writers and books join Pasifika Festival, with the Coalition for Books9 Mar 2020
Recently established Coalition for Books will place writers centre stage at the upcoming Pasifika Festival, to be held in Auckland across the weekend of 14 – 15 March.
Aotearoa contingent shares in NIRIN ‘art from the edge'4 Mar 2020
Prominent Māori and Pasifika artists head across waters in March, to join an international contingent of artists, creatives and collectives participating in NIRIN (meaning edge), for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020).
Women at the centre of Home Ground creativity programme4 Mar 2020
A programme designed by and for its participants is using the arts and creativity to address the challenges faced by women in New Zealand’s justice system and their whānau.
Contemporary jewellery fair in Munich cancelled4 Mar 2020
Due to COVID-19, organisers have cancelled the annual Internationale Handwerksmesse trade fair in Munich, Germany, one of the largest and most influential trade fairs globally, where the work of several Kiwi contemporary jewellers was to have been exhibited in March. Our thoughts are with the...
Excellence drives fierce competition in Ockham New Zealand Book Awards' shortlist4 Mar 2020
Debut writers and literary luminaries vie for the country’s premier book honours in today’s finalist announcement of 16 compelling works that explore and re-imagine Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural, cultural and creative landscapes. New Zealand Book Awards Trust spokesperson Paula Morris says...