News and blog posts
A word from the Arts Council Acting Chair, Caren Rangi3 Feb 2021
Kia ora koutou, kia orana kotou katoatoa
Update on Creative New Zealand's Client Satisfaction Survey3 Feb 2021
Last year we asked for your whakaaro on any interactions you’ve had with us in the last 12-months, to help us understand and improve our service.
Peering over the parapet3 Feb 2021
Kia ora to 2021. We made it. Phew. Ngā mihi nui ki a tātou katoa.
Applications open for Michael King Writer's Fellowship2 Feb 2021
Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from established New Zealand writers for the Michael King Writer's Fellowship, valued at $100,000.
Youth, Diversity and Vitality Reflected in Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist28 Jan 2021
Books that explore issues of identity, domestic life, war, food, our natural world and our people are among the 40 works of poetry, prose and non-fiction longlisted for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards announced today.
Celebrating Yuki Kihara25 Jan 2021
Pātaka hosts New Zealand’s Venice Biennale artist, Yuki Kihara, for evening of art, wine and food
Creative New Zealand Acknowledges Champion for the Arts, Bill Sheat21 Jan 2021
It is with sadness that we acknowledge the recent passing of William (Bill) Sheat. It is fitting that the public service for Bill will be at the Embassy Theatre, given Bill’s considerable and important work supporting culture.
Creative writing empowers rangatahi on remand12 Jan 2021
A conversation between 21-year-old Zak Devey and the Howard League has sparked a creative writing programme for rangatahi in Auckland’s Mt Eden Corrections Facility, facilitated by three young writers volunteering their time and knowledge.
Reflections and aspirations from outgoing Arts Council Chair Michael Moynahan18 Dec 2020
Michael Moynahan is the outgoing Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. He reflects on his time as chair, and shares some aspirations for the future.
Mātauranga Toi Māori to be protected for future generations16 Dec 2020
The endangered artforms of Tārai Waka, Taonga Pūoro and Ngā Toi Mātauranga Māori (Māori arts knowledge systems) will receive a funding boost in an effort to protect against the impacts and the on-going threat of COVID-19 on mātauranga toi following the Government’s announcement of the ‘Mātauranga...