Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2021: Nominations Open Now
17 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.
There are seven award categories open for public nominations:
- Senior Pasifika Artist Award - $25,000 (Recognises the contribution of a senior established Pasifika artist in maintaining or developing their artform in New Zealand).
- Pacific Toa Award - $10,000 (Recognises the contribution of a Pasifika artist with the lived experience of disability to Pacific arts nationally or globally).
- Pacific Heritage Artist Award - $10,000 (Recognises a major contribution by a Pasifika artist or cultural group towards maintaining, reviving or promoting a Pacific heritage artform in New Zealand).
- Contemporary Pacific Artist Award - $10,000 (Recognises a Pasifika artist who has demonstrated artistic innovation in their arts practice).
- Special Recognition Award - $10,000 (Making a special contribution to Pacific arts nationally or internationally).
- Emerging Pacific Artist Award - $7,500 (Recognising a Pasifika emerging artist showing promise and potential. The purpose of this award is to recognise achievement at this developmental stage, and to help them to develop their career).
- Iosefa Enari Memorial Award - $7,500 (Recognising the contribution of the late Iosefa Enari to the arts and in particular his pioneering role in Pacific opera. The award supports the career development of a Pasifika singer, musician or composer across all classical genres and career stages).
Nominations close Monday 28 June 2021, 1pm.