News and blog posts
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.
"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.
Visual Arts and Craft Object Publications to Curators6 Sep 2021
While it has not been possible for visual arts and craft object curators to visit New Zealand in person, we’re lucky that we can still stay connected to them virtually and through sharing knowledge, information and publications.
Multi-year funding Tolu Wave to strengthen Pasifika festivals in Aotearoa6 Sep 2021
Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity is now available to support Pasifika festivals in New Zealand.
14 NZ artists profile their mahi to over 400 international attendees at virtual international arts market6 Sep 2021
The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) held its second international Gathering for 2021 alongside the Darwin Festival. The virtual Gathering held over two weeks (10–18 August) brought together an audience of over 400 international attendees from 27 countries. Through Creative New...
"Language is really important and sacred"6 Sep 2021
We spoke with Tongan contemporary artist Lyncia Muller, a proud ta’ahine who is passionate about dance, theatre and her cultural roots.
Creative New Zealand acknowledges the passing of Billy Apple6 Sep 2021
Kua taka te hua o te rākau Aporo kua hoki anō ki te whenua. The fruit has fallen from the apple tree and returned to the earth