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Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2021: Nominations Open Now17 May 2021
The annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards are open now and calling for nominations. These awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Pacific arts across a range of arts practices and career stages. Any New Zealander can nominate an artist or themselves for an award.
New Pasifika artist residency for Pacific LGBTQiA+17 May 2021
Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and Pātaka: Art + Museum are thrilled to announce a new three-month Aniva Arts Residency for a Pasifika artist or practitioner who identifies as LGBTQiA+, or MVPFAFF in Pasifika communities.
Summary: Arts Grants round 7 results14 May 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.
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021 winners announced13 May 2021
‘Knockout’ short story collection wins country’s richest writing prize
‘Rotuma is in my heart and my eyes’10 May 2021
Rotuman artist Sofia Tekela-Smith reflects on Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta – Rotuman Language Week.
Home Ground artist training hui6 May 2021
Artists and practitioners interested in social justice and working with women in the justice system are invited to apply for a place in the Home Ground artist training hui, to be held in Wellington on 21 and 22 May.
‘Lua Wave’ to future-proof Pasifika festivals in Aotearoa6 May 2021
Pasifika festival organisers will receive additional support to adapt to the COVID-19 environment thanks to the Government’s newly launched ‘Lua Wave’ component of the Pasifika Festivals Initiative, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today.
Creative New Zealand celebrates 2021 music scholars4 May 2021
Following a year of COVID-19 impacts and funding suspensions, Creative New Zealand is pleased to acknowledge the 2021 Music Scholarships recipients.
He waiata reo rua - arts agencies come together to support bilingual music4 May 2021
"This is a powerful way for all of us to access te reo Māori, and in determining our cultural imperative.”- Hinewehi Mohi.
Summary: Arts Grants Round 6 results4 May 2021
This summary of the latest Arts Grants round results includes an overview of the results (including a link to who got funded), commentary on our observations about what the strongest applications this round included, both generally (ie across all artforms and applications) as well as...
35 Years of Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi: Nominations Open Now3 May 2021
Creative New Zealand is proud to recognise 35 years of Ngā Taonga Toi o Te Waka Toi, the Te Waka Toi Awards in 2021 and are calling for nominations recognising artistic excellence, achievement and contribution of Māori artists working in customary and contemporary Māori arts.