News and blog posts
Using the arts and creativity to reimagine wellbeing25 Sep 2020
Living with uncertainty is a challenge we’ve all faced in 2020, requiring many of us to adopt new approaches. For many New Zealanders, this has meant reconnecting with and embracing creative pursuits as a key part of our daily lives.
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 go digital to celebrate access and inclusion18 Sep 2020
For the first time, Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 will be presented online instead of live on Tuesday 13 October. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Arts Access Aotearoa will go digital so it can be sure the awards can be presented.
WORD Christchurch Announces a Special Festival Programme9 Sep 2020
WORD Christchurch is back with a local flavour as it celebrates New Zealand books, stories, and writers in the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival (28 October – 1 November).
Hohi Ngapera Te Moana Keri Kaa28 Aug 2020
CNZM QSO Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, 1942 – 2020.
Fund to open for COVID-19 impacted Pasifika festivals28 Aug 2020
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni has confirmed timing of the first phase of support for Pasifika festivals across Aotearoa to help them recover from the immediate and sustained impacts of COVID-19. We’re working on the details and will share information on the...
Poet Selina Tusitala Marsh wins Book of the Year at children’s awards13 Aug 2020
Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s first book for children has been judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Mophead was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year – during a...
Creative New Zealand responds to changed COVID-19 alert levels12 Aug 2020
We appreciate that the Government announcement yesterday, regarding new COVID-19 cases and higher alert levels, may have created concern and uncertainty around future arts activity and events, especially for artists, practitioners and arts organisations in Auckland.
Creative New Zealand opens first of its funding opportunities under 12-month investment plan3 Aug 2020
Today, Monday 3 August, Creative New Zealand opens the first opportunities in its 12-month investment plan, announced in July and following the completion of its first phase COVID-19 emergency response.
Advocating for the arts in local authority planning29 Jul 2020
Creative New Zealand has made submissions on the revised annual plans of three metropolitan councils. We encourage others to make submissions as councils undertake consultation on their long-term plans later this year.
Creative New Zealand releases guidance for local authorities on supporting local arts communities29 Jul 2020
Creative New Zealand has released a best practice guide for local councils: ‘Supporting your arts community through COVID-19: He Waka Eke Noa’. The guide offers ways to support local artists, creative workers, arts groups and organisations through COVID-19 and into the future.
Details of Creative New Zealand’s 12-month investment plan, ahead of August openings10 Jul 2020
Announcement summary: Further details, including the purpose of key opportunities, who they’re for, relevant timeframes and a funding calendar. We’ll be offering new and revised or re-purposed opportunities – including some we had to suspend while we focused on our COVID-19 emergency...
Creative New Zealand announces its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months3 Jul 2020
Close on the heels of a heavily subscribed $29 million emergency response to COVID-19, Creative New Zealand has announced further funding to help the arts sector adapt in uncertain and unpredictable times.