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New partnership with MFAT will invest half a million in Pasifika artists16 May 2022
Pasifika artists in Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands will be supported to collaborate and share skills and knowledge in a new Digital Moana Nui a Kiva initiative, through our first partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
Summary: Arts Grants Round 5 results13 May 2022
Our recent Arts Grants Round 5 funding attracted considerable interest, with many high-calibre applications received requesting nearly three times the available budget.
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2022 Winners’ Announcement12 May 2022
‘Intense, Clever and Sexy as Hell’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Writing Prize
Pasifika Disabled artists supported through new co-designed initiative6 May 2022
Two Pasifika artists will lead a new pilot initiative to build stronger pathways to the arts and increase support for the Pasifika Disabled community.
Protecting, cultivating and retaining precious mātauranga toi27 Apr 2022
Over the past two years, Creative New Zealand has supported 35 artist and practitioner-led initiatives to protect, cultivate and retain mātauranga Māori related to heritage ngā toi Māori of marae, hapū, iwi, whakapapa-based rōpū and mātāwaka.
Creative Wellbeing series launched21 Apr 2022
Creative New Zealand has today launched an 8-week long storytelling series, focusing on the hauora/wellbeing benefits that the arts, culture and creativity provide.
Hidden jewels21 Apr 2022
Mā te pohewa mā te auaha hoki, ka whakapuaki ngā kura e huna ana. With imagination and creativity a hidden jewel can be revealed. It’s World Creativity Innovation Week – an annual, global celebration of all forms of creativity, culminating in World Creativity Innovation Day on 21 April,...
New Zealand’s pavilion opens in Venice with Yuki Kihara’s 'Paradise Camp'20 Apr 2022
New Zealand’s pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia was officially opened on Wednesday 20 April with Yuki Kihara’s ensemble exhibition Paradise Camp, curated by Natalie King.
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony to be live and in-person11 Apr 2022
The 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be held in Auckland on May 11 2022 as an in-person event, the New Zealand Book Awards Trust has confirmed.
New fund supports creating digital artwork for global audiences11 Apr 2022
Artists and arts organisations can now apply to a new fund to research a concept or create new digital artwork for an international context.
14 Māori artists recognised in prestigious awards, Ngā Taonga Toi A Te Waka Toi9 Apr 2022
He toi whakairo, he mana tangata.