News and blog posts
Dancer smashes perceptions around disability12 Jul 2021
“Art can smash perceptions and boundaries and Lusi wields one of the biggest hammers. Lusi has been acknowledged for her contributions to the arts community over the past year, winning awards. And each time, her mana is elevated”, says Rose Kirkup, artistic director of Wellington theatre group...
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021 celebrate diversity and the arts6 Jul 2021
An award-winning dancer, arts projects, a creative space nurturing mental health and wellbeing, a theatre company committed to accessibility, and leadership in delivering arts programmes in prisons were celebrated tonight at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2021, presented by Arts Access...
Circa’s journey to accessibility recognised6 Jul 2021
Demand for Circa Theatre’s accessible shows has increased significantly since the Wellington theatre company’s first audio-described performance of Roger Hall’s Four Flat Whites in Italy for an audience of blind and low vision people in 2011.
Andre Chumko: taking the arts seriously6 Jul 2021
When Andre Chumko started working as Stuff and The Dominion Post’s arts reporter in the middle of 2020, New Zealand was a very different country from the one he had arrived home to nine months earlier.
Endangered Māori Artform Supported to Adapt in Covid Environment5 Jul 2021
Over three days in May 2021, Tārai Waka (traditional Māori canoe building) practitioners gathered at Waiora Marae (Far North) to wānanga (expand knowledge) and share information to revitalise this practice.
Recipient announced for new Pasifika Aniva Arts Residency26 Jun 2021
Creative New Zealand and Pātaka Art + Museum are delighted to announce Sevia Saviour Nua (Saviiey) as the recipient of the inaugural Aniva Arts Residency for 2021.
New Zealand Artists at Australian Performing Arts Market Gathering, DreamBIG18 Jun 2021
Through our Global Wayfinding Programme, we partnered with the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) to support three companies to Profile (pitch) their work in the virtual Gathering alongside the DreamBig Festival:
Latest research shows New Zealanders more positive than ever about vital role the arts play in our lives, despite COVID-1914 Jun 2021
Creative New Zealand’s latest triennial research into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards and engagement with the arts show the arts are making a powerful contribution to our wellbeing and are helping us get through COVID-19.
Delving into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards the arts14 Jun 2021
We’ve just released the 2020 findings of our longitudinal study into New Zealanders’ attitudes towards and engagement with the arts. Stephen Wainwright reflects.
Summary: Arts Grants round 8 results10 Jun 2021
An overview of the latest Arts Grant 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.
Simone Kaho named as 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence at Te Herenga Waka9 Jun 2021
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce Simone Kaho as the 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence.
Ka tangi a Hineraukatauri - Acknowledging the passing of Richard Nunns8 Jun 2021
Ka rere te tangi a Hineraukatauri ki a Matariki. The sounds of the Goddess of Music soars again among Matariki. It is with great sadness that Creative New Zealand acknowledges the passing of renowned taonga pūoro musician Richard Nunns. Richard’s efforts alongside tohunga taonga pūoro...