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.
Michael Parekowhai will show his 2011 Venice Biennale exhibition On first looking into Chapman’s Homer at Paris’s renowned musee du quai Branly.
Creative New Zealand has committed funding through two new complementary programmes as it implements a major overhaul of its multi-year funding for the arts.
Fundraising to relocate Christchurch’s Court Theatre to a former grain store in Addington has been boosted with a $500,000 earthquake emergency assistance grant from Creative New Zealand.
Creative New Zealand has approved more than $100,000 in the latest round of eight earthquake emergency assistance grants to help re-establish an active arts scene in Christchurch.
Installation artist Tiffany Singh will transform an abandoned site into a community hub as an artist-in-residence in Samoa.
Creative New Zealand is introducing two new initiatives to help maintain the health of Pacific heritage arts in New Zealand.
Creative New Zealand has approved $60,025 in the latest monthly round of Christchurch earthquake emergency assistance grants to support 10 visual and craft artists and a gallery.
Three NZ curators will learn about the contemporary arts scene in China and Korea after being selected to participate in a three week curatorial tour.
New Zealand artists with a passion for NZ's unique environment are invited to apply for the 2012 Wild Creations artists in residence programme.
Engaging audiences in the co-creation of art will be one of themes explored at this year’s 21st Century Arts Conference in Auckland on 23 and 24 June.
The founder of Touch Compass Dance Trust, Catherine Chappell, has been awarded the 2011 Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship.
Creative NZ mourns the loss of NZ curator and artist Jim Vivieaere (1947 – 2011) - a mentor, friend and role model to artists who found inspiration in his work and curatorial practice.