News and blog posts
Applications now open to new Arts Grants programme19 Jul 2019
The first round of our new-look Arts Grants programme has opened, with staggered application closing dates for two different funding levels: up to $10,000 and $10,000 to $75,000.
Ceramist Cheryl Lucas awarded $100,000 Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship15 Jul 2019
“Ceramics is the perfect medium to convey even the most unpalatable truths,” says Lyttelton-based master ceramist and visual artist, Cheryl Lucas, who has been awarded the 2019 Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship.
Phoenix exhibition celebrates creative wellbeing14 Jul 2019
A new exhibition, Phoenix, opened on Saturday 6 July at Tūranga in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square and celebrates how creativity and wellbeing are interwoven.
Report presents findings about creative spaces11 Jul 2019
A report, Understanding the Value of Creative Spaces, presents key findings from a survey of creative spaces throughout New Zealand, intended to provide key decision-makers and agencies with information about the sector to better understand how the sector operates, the services it provides and to...
Creative New Zealand Sāmoa Artist in Residence to explore important role young men play in traditional Sāmoan society9 Jul 2019
Wellington Pacific dancer and choreographer Tupe Lualua will embark on a journey exploring the traditional role of the taule'ale'a (untitled man) within the village community as the 2019 Creative New Zealand Sāmoa Artist in Residence.
Arts Grants round opening 19 July4 Jul 2019
The first round of our new-look Arts Grants programme opens on Friday 19 July 2019, with staggered application closing dates for two different funding levels: up to $10,000 and up to $75,000.
Creative New Zealand joins in celebrating Te Ao Māori at the 2019 Matariki Awards3 Jul 2019
The Matariki Awards honours and celebrates extraordinary Māori talent and achievement in a range of fields.
Te whakanui i te rua tekau mā rima tau – Celebrating 25 years1 Jul 2019
E te tau tawhito – haere me ō huhua maha. E te tau hou – nau mai me tō anga whakamua.
Music scholarships help Kiwi composers and musicians gain international experience27 Jun 2019
More than 90 Kiwi composers and musicians have been supported by Creative New Zealand music scholarships over the past 30 years to pursue international professional development opportunities, including five recently announced recipients.
2019 Pikihuia Awards finalists announced26 Jun 2019
The Māori Literature Trust is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards. The judges were impressed with the diversity of the stories and great confidence in the writing. “The stories from the First-time Writers in English varied in topic, pace and characters – from...
Māori and Pacific artists to contribute to Oceania weekend in Paris26 Jun 2019
Two hundred and fifty years after the first encounters between Māori, Pacific Peoples, and Europeans, six Māori and Pasifika artists are being supported by Creative New Zealand to speak at Oceania exhibition’s Special Weekend, hosted by Quai Branly Museum (Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac)...