News and blog posts
New Zealand confirms Yuki Kihara’s exhibition title and pavilion location for Biennale Arte 202216 Oct 2021
Small island ecologies, climate change, queer rights, Gauguin’s gaze, intersectionality and decolonization; these are just some of the topics explored by award-winning interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara for the New Zealand pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di...
Wild Creations art installation ‘EMOH’ reflects home on the east coast13 Oct 2021
For artist Sarah Hunter, the coast in central Hawke’s Bay means many things. Now based in Wellington, she grew up as a fourth-generation resident only 15 minutes from the Pōrangahau estuary.
Connecting, reflecting and comforting - what arts and culture can do for wellbeing11 Oct 2021
Caren Rangi, Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa recently shared her thoughts on what arts and culture can do for wellbeing with Stuff. The full article that was published during Mental Health Awareness Week is available below.
"In the spirit of loloma"4 Oct 2021
Fijian choreographer Alipate Traill is hoping to create a world record with the largest online Meke on Monday 4th October.
Creative New Zealand welcomes additional $5 million from Government to support the arts sector through Delta29 Sep 2021
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today that the Government is providing a targeted support package of reprioritised funding to help the arts and culture sector respond to the challenges of the Delta variant.
Good news from the centre – COVID-19 Delta Relief Funding29 Sep 2021
I hope that the Government’s announcement this morning was met with some relief by the arts and culture sector.
"This is a craft which my ancestors have put a lot of love and sweat into creating."27 Sep 2021
Mama Lakiloko Keakea is one of Aotearoa’s master artists when it comes to Pasifika handcrafts. We spoke with the Tuvaluan born artist about Vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu – Tuvalu Language Week.
New Pacific Photography Masterclass to deepen digital storytelling24 Sep 2021
Creative New Zealand is thrilled to partner with globally renowned photojournalists from VII Academy to provide a world-class Pacific photography programme.
Creative New Zealand releases new wellbeing advocacy resource20 Sep 2021
Creative New Zealand has released a new advocacy resource around the role of arts, culture and creativity in promoting the wellbeing of New Zealanders.
Amy McDaid awarded the 2021 Todd New Writer's Bursary13 Sep 2021
Amy McDaid has been awarded the 2021 Todd New Writer’s Bursary towards the completion of a first draft of ‘Black Kite’, a new dark comedy novel.
Summary: Arts Grants round 1 results10 Sep 2021
An overview of the latest Arts Grants results, including a link to who got funded. Find out what the strongest applications included, both generally (ie across all artforms and applications) and artform-specific.