News and blog posts
Koinei aku kaingākau: Artists share their 'why' in new vaccination campaign1 Dec 2021
In a social media campaign launched today, Creative New Zealand is amplifying voices from the arts community to encourage vaccination.
Creative New Zealand releases first report on the diversity of arts funding recipients30 Nov 2021
Our Diversity Report aims to increase our understanding of issues around equity and access to the arts as we work to ensure the benefits of the arts that we support are available to all New Zealanders.
‘Tolu Wave’ funding recipients announced under Pasifika Festivals Initiative23 Nov 2021
Nineteen Pasifika festivals across the motu will receive funding to continue to adapt to the COVID-19 environment through the ‘Tolu Wave’, the third component of the Pasifika Festivals Initiative, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today.
25th annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards recognise excellence and innovation15 Nov 2021
Seven Pacific award recipients have been recognised for their excellence, innovation and contribution to Pacific arts in the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2021 announced today.
Annual recruitment round for new peer assessors10 Nov 2021
Creative New Zealand is looking for nominations for external peer assessors to join our pool of assessors from February 2022.
Arts Council appoints Deputy Chair and welcomes new members3 Nov 2021
Following appointments by the Minister for Arts, Culture Heritage, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand’s governing board) is delighted to welcome new members: artist and curator Ane Tonga and experienced cross-sector governor Hilary Poole.
Te Waka Toi Awards Ka Tū anō Hei Te Tau Hou3 Nov 2021
E aku nui, e aki rahi. E aku piki kōtuku, aku hou amokura, tēnā koutou katoa.
2021 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced and live online literary panel3 Nov 2021
A prolific writer for young adults, an award-winning poet and one of New Zealand’s most distinguished historians are being honoured in the 2021 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.
It seems Delta's sticking around for now. What’s next for the arts?3 Nov 2021
"Right now, one of the most useful things we can do is use our networks to encourage vaccination. In the arts ‘word of mouth’ from those we trust has always mattered."
CNZ Thrilled To Support Music Residencies1 Nov 2021
Creative New Zealand is thrilled to support three music residencies offered by Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī (NZSM) in 2022
Eight visual orators announced for Pacific Photography Masterclass29 Oct 2021
Creative New Zealand in partnership with globally renowned photojournalists from VII Academy are pleased to announce the eight recipients of its inaugural Pacific photography programme for 2021.