News and blog posts
Wayfaring through this Delta COVID uncertainty1 Sep 2021
For the arts, we know that COVID-19 is terrifically harmful – with the ability of people to gather being central to so much of the making, distribution and engagement of arts experiences, and of course commercial opportunities.
Fresh talent and pūrākau honoured in children’s awards13 Aug 2021
A disabled Māori boy who meets a mermaid on the beach won over the hearts of the judges at this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Councils supporting arts and culture through their Long-term Plans4 Aug 2021
A number of councils have made significant commitments to supporting arts and culture in their communities through the long-term planning process.
“No-one was going to force me to unlearn beautiful cultural images that I had learned as a child.”2 Aug 2021
In recognition of Cook Islands Language Week, we spoke to Professor Jon Tikivanotau Michael Jonassen, a Cook Islands master heritage artist, about his life long commitment to culture.
Creativity as a driver for wellbeing30 Jul 2021
Caren Rangi, Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa took part in the cultural wellbeing plenary at the Local Government New Zealand conference. She shares some thoughts on creativity as a driver for wellbeing, and how councils can work with local arts communities.
Hastings wins award for cultural wellbeing29 Jul 2021
The vital role of arts and culture in community wellbeing was celebrated at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards earlier this month. Hastings District Council has won the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Cultural Wellbeing in the 2021 awards, which celebrate the...
Advocating for arts in infrastructure29 Jul 2021
Creative New Zealand is advocating for more infrastructure projects to integrate arts and culture, to recognise the contribution arts and culture make to placemaking and wellbeing outcomes.
New residency and partnership supports Pacific artists in Taranaki and foster relationships – calling for applications23 Jul 2021
Creative New Zealand and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre have partnered to create a new artist residency that supports Pasifika arts development and engagement in the Taranaki region.
Seeking feedback on remuneration policy for artists and arts practitioners22 Jul 2021
Creative New Zealand is seeking views on a draft remuneration policy to support the development of more sustainable arts sector careers.
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...