• Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency!

    NZ Pacific Studio Re-opens After a hiatus due to the pandemic, our international arts residency programme re-opens with two residency opportunities for Tangata Whenua and Writers. Posted: Monday 23 January 2023 Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency! Open to creative people from Aotearoa, this two-week residency is offered between the 13th […]

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  • Royal Society 2022 Pou Aronui Award: Champion for digital humanities

    Professor Paul Millar, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, University of Canterbury, has been presented with the Pou Arounui Award for his commitment to growing capacity and expertise in New Zealand in digital humanities, which involves the intersection of digital technologies and humanities disciplines. During his career, Paul has obtained $2.42 million funding for digital […]

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  • Appointment of new Tautai Director, Aanoalii Rowena Fuluifaga

    Tautai and the Tautai Board are pleased to announce the appointment of new Tautai Director, Aanoalii Rowena Fuluifaga. Aanoalii brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Pacific-design, pedagogy and education, as well as a long and dedicated history of working collaboratively with Pacific communities. Aanoalii is a mother, an art lover, an academic and […]

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  • Mel Winder, Managing Director Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand, appointed to CLNZ Board

    Mel Winder has been appointed as Director to the CLNZ Board in conjunction with the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) and replaces Graeme Cosslett who steps down after holding this appointment for two terms. Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Mel Winder, Managing Director of Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand as she joins the […]

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  • Anthony Byrt appointed University of Waikato’s 2023 Writer In Residence

    Art critic and writer Anthony Byrt will devote the next 12 months to three major projects after being named the Kaipukahu University of Waikato Writer in Residence for 2023. Between his time on campus, Anthony will spend time on the road with New Zealand artist Shane Cotton for his new book, begin his interview-based collaboration […]

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  • 2023 Ngaio Marsh Awards open for entry

    The entry period for the 2023 Ngaio Marsh Awards is Dec 1 – Feb 15. Frankly, we can’t wait to dive into some of the amazing array of fabulous #yeahnoir tales published by Kiwi storytellers in 2022 (or 2021-2022, in the case of our non-fiction friends). Also, after a hiatus in 2022 for our popular Mystery […]

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  • Announcing the launch of Elixir & Star Press

    Tēnā koutou katoa, introducing Elixir & Star Press ~ a small, independent publisher based in Te Wai Pounamu, created in memory of Reuben Winter, and as a dedicated creative space to explore grief in Aotearoa New Zealand.   This year ESP* will be open for submissions, from New Zealand based creatives, during April and May, […]

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  • NZ Writers celebrated with New Year Honours 2023

    Congratulations to the New Zealand Aotearoa’s writers and those across the arts community who were recognised in this New Years Honours list for 2022. Writers who received recognition include Dr. Haare Williams, Pānia Papa, Dr. Lana Lopesi, Dr. Paul Maunder, and Dr. Gina Cole. We also congratulate Dame Miranda Harcourt for her work championing NZ […]

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  • Announcing READERS AND WRITERS AKAROA (RAWA) June 10-11 2023

    READERS AND WRITERS AKAROA (RAWA) SAVE THE DATE 10–11 June, 2023 The Akaroa Community Arts Council, in association with the New Zealand Society of Authors, is delighted to host its inaugural symposium, Readers and Writers Akaroa 2023. Building on a successful foundation of creative writing events in the past few years, we are branching out […]

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  • New record number of journalists jailed worldwide A record total of 533 journalists are currently detained worldwide, according to the annual round-up of violence and abuses against journalists published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The number of those killed has increased again this year – to 57– while 65 journalists are being held hostage and […]

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  • Asian Artists’ Fund – open – Foundation North and CNZ

    Asian Artists’ Fund 2023, a partnership fund with Creative New Zealand. Applicants can apply for up to $35,000. KEY DATES Applications Open: Now Application Close: Friday, 3 March 2023 Decision: 12 weeks from the closing date. Apply Now Open for applications The Asian Artists’ Fund is a step towards addressing funding inequities for Asian artists through targeted project grants. […]

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  • UK Society of Authors – Dec 2022 – UK Author median incomes dropped 60% since 2006!

    A profession struggling to sustain itself   ALCS report on author incomes shows 60% drop in median incomes since 2006 The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) has published a report of their fourth survey into authors’ earnings – carried out by CREATe – with the stark headline that the median income of full-time professional […]

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