Creative New Zealand
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Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand is the national agency for the development of the arts in New Zealand. The purpose of our work is to encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
(Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994).
Our mandate is to support community and professional arts. In doing so, we uphold the principles of access, participation, and excellence and innovation in the arts.
We value the partnership we have with Maori, in acknowledgement of their unique position as tangata whenua. Much of what makes New Zealand art unique lies in what makes New Zealand unique - our indigenous culture.
We also value Pacific arts and their growing contribution to New Zealand identity. Given the increasing ethnic diversity of New Zealand’s population, Creative New Zealand works to ensure that our impact is felt across the population.
Christchurch author and curator Justin Paton has been awarded the 2012 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.
Entertainer Annie Crummer has been honoured with the premiere senior arts award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards.
Creative New Zealand acknowledges with deep respect, the passing of kuia Emma Rogers (Te Whakatohea, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngai Tahu) who died on Thursday morning.
Creative New Zealand the Arts Council of New Zealand mourns the loss of international opera singer, sports administrator and Southern Opera founder Christopher Doig.
Celebrated New Zealand sculptor, photographer and installation artist Bill Culbert has been invited by Creative New Zealand to present his work at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
Len Castle, one of New Zealand's most accomplished and sophisticated potters, with an unparalleled contribution to the studio pottery movement, passed away last week.
One of New Zealand's new generation of installation artists Kate Newby has been awarded the 2012 residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.
Creative New Zealand has approved more than $1.5 million in grants from its Earthquake Emergency Response Fund.
Marisa Maepu will weave the story of twins separated at birth into a tumultuous era of Samoan history, as recipient of the 2011 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency.
Creative New Zealand is calling for expressions of interest from Maori and NZ-based Pacific artists to participate in the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts.
Creative New Zealand respectfully farewells Ngati Kuri leader and tohunga weaver Saana Murray, who passed away this weekend.