News and blog posts
Creative New Zealand partners with the Australian Performing Arts Market31 Mar 2021
Through its Global Wayfinding Programme (GWP), Creative New Zealand will partner with the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Our GWP seeks opportunities to strengthen artists’ and practitioners’ capability, and international engagement for the New Zealand arts sector. APAM’s Gathering...
Introducing Te Rōpū Mana Toi – Creative New Zealand’s Arts Advocacy Advisory Group31 Mar 2021
Creative New Zealand has recently convened an advisory group, Te Rōpū Mana Toi, to inform and advance its advocacy work.
Hei Ringa Raupā Mō Te Ao Toi Māori - New Arts Practice Director, Māori30 Mar 2021
Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Kereama Te Ua (Te Whakatōhea, Tūhoe, Te Whānau a Apanui, Tūwharetoa, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Pākehā) as the new Arts Practice Director, Māori.
A Boy called Piano26 Mar 2021
Auckland 1963, three eleven-year-old boys meet in family court. Two Māori and one Samoan: Wheels, Piwi and a boy called Piano. Made wards of state, they are taken to Owairaka Boys home. There begins a story into the heart of darkness, abuse and pain but also the remarkable resilience of the boys...
Caren Rangi (ONZM) appointed as Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa25 Mar 2021
Following an announcement from the Ministry for Culture Heritage this morning, Creative New Zealand is thrilled to share that Caren Rangi has been appointed as the new Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (our governing body).
Winners of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement honoured at Premier House24 Mar 2021
Tessa Duder, Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and Jenny Bornholdt joined Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, at Premier House to celebrate their achievements.
Leading historian Dr Monty Soutar receives Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship to complete historical novel trilogy23 Mar 2021
Historian Dr Monty Soutar, ONZM (Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Ngati Kahungunu) has been awarded the prestigious Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship.
Call for nominations to Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 20218 Mar 2021
Do you want to see an outstanding Deaf or disabled artist recognised? How about an inclusive project or programme celebrating community arts? Or a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards, presented annually by...
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Finalists Reveal a Shift in New Zealand Writing and Publishing3 Mar 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, released today, is a dazzling reflection of the robust, innovative literature scene of Aotearoa New Zealand, revealing a deeper engagement with our culturally diverse society.
Māori arts sector hui Ngātahi3 Mar 2021
Creative New Zealand recently hosted 16 Government arts, culture, heritage agencies and arts organisations to share direction, support and build stronger relationships to advance ngā toi Māori (Māori arts) aspirations.
Creative New Zealand welcomes new Arts Practice Director - Music & Opera3 Mar 2021
Hayley Dingwall has been appointed as Creative New Zealand’s Arts Practice Director - Music Opera. Hayley sat down to share a little bit about herself and her goals for the role.
Protecting Mātauranga Toi against impacts of COVID-193 Mar 2021
In an effort to protect against the impacts and the on-going threat of COVID-19 on mātauranga toi, the Toi Ake - Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku Fund opened earlier this month for applications ranging from $5k - $75k from iwi, hapū, marae, whakapapa-based rōpū and mātāwaka to retain mātauranga...