News and blog posts
Annual recruitment round for new peer assessors26 Nov 2020
Near the end of every year, we invite nominations for external peer assessors. These new assessors are approved by our Arts Council the following February and are able to start their assessment mahi from March.
Submissions open for 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults19 Nov 2020
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now inviting submissions for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Te Waka Toi Awards 2020 - A celebration and recognition of excellence in Māori art11 Nov 2020
Leading Māori artists, advocates and community leaders will be recognised for outstanding achievement, leadership and excellence in this year’s 34th annual Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi Awards.
2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced and live online literary panel10 Nov 2020
A lifetime of insights on Māori dance arts told in te reo Māori, a comprehensive anthology of New Zealand poetry in English, and an illustrated story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand are just some of the many achievements of those being honoured with the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards...
Writing from the Edge6 Nov 2020
We’re thrilled to begin the Pacific Art Legacy series with Maualaivao Albert Wendt, who paved the way for many Pasifika artists working in the arts today.
New project documents the history of Pacific Arts in Aotearoa2 Nov 2020
Creative New Zealand and Pantograph Punch have partnered to launch a digital-first history of Pacific Arts in Aotearoa from the voices of Pasifika artists.
Duncan Armstrong a trailblazing performer21 Oct 2020
Even as a toddler Wellington performing artist Duncan Armstrong couldn’t stop dancing to music and once he got a taste of acting at primary school he was hooked.
Celebrating Pasifika excellence: Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2020 recipients announced21 Oct 2020
The Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2020 recognise innovation and excellence in Pacific Arts and their contribution to the rich diversity of Aotearoa as a multi-cultural Pacific nation.
Pip Adam named as University Writer in Residence20 Oct 2020
Acclaimed novelist Dr Pip Adam has been appointed the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2021.
Update on Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement 202016 Oct 2020
Creative New Zealand will announce this year’s recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement in early November.
Hats exhibition promotes mental wellbeing16 Oct 2020
After “pimping” a jacket for the Pimp My Jacket competition organised by Hutt Valley mental health support group MIX in 2018, Wellington artist Rosemarie Bowers leapt at the chance to pimp a hat for last year’s Get a Hat Get A Head exhibition held to raise awareness of mental health issues.