News and blog posts
Natasha Kohler awarded the 2021 Tup Lang Choreographic Award27 Oct 2021
Natasha Kohler has been awarded Creative New Zealand’s 2021 Tup Lang Choreographic Award towards the development of a site-specific dance work titled 'Body of Earth'.
A Tokelauan love story of migration, arts and kaiga26 Oct 2021
In recognition of Tokelau language week, we caught up with arts entity Kupega Affect, a labour of love formed by Tokelauan couple Selina and Sale. The pair have combined their experiences across performing arts, mental health and social services to create ‘cultural osmosis’. We are...
Summary: Arts Grants round 2 results22 Oct 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.
Updated Funding Agreement for projects funded by Creative New Zealand22 Oct 2021
We’ve made changes to our general Funding Agreement, effective from 22 October.
Creative New Zealand farewells outgoing Arts Council member Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban20 Oct 2021
Pioneering leader Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban DNZM QSO thanked council members and Creative New Zealand staff in an emotional farewell in the Pōneke office on Tuesday evening.
Creative New Zealand in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts announce new Digital Fellowship19 Oct 2021
Creative New Zealand in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts are delighted to announce an inaugural online skills exchange program for arts practitioners from Aotearoa and Australia.
"Making Hiapo has been the only art form that makes me feel complete"18 Oct 2021
Cora-Allan Wickliffe, a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niue descent, speaks about she has focused her efforts to revive the art form of Hiapo as part of Niuean Language Week.
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.