• Going West Writers Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

    Going West Writers Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the launch of its treasure trove of curated audio files, available via podcast to lovers of words and ideas from Friday, 19 June.   Festival producer, James Littlewood says the limitations brought about by COVID-19 prompted the team to pull together a long-held dream of bringing […]

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  • blackmail press call for submissions issue # 44 Spring 2020.

    In times of uncertainty, difficulty and change, artists and writers often hold the space to give voice to the speechless, shape to the invisible, meaning to the ambiguous.    blackmail press call for submissions issue # 44 Spring 2020. blackmail press is an online poetry journal, created to give poets, students and poetry lovers in […]

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  • Now is the time to invest in the creative arts

    From STUFF  Paul Millar | Guest writer Opinion The prime minister yesterday announced a package including $25m to ‘provide artists whose projects are funded by Creative NZ with jobs.’ An even more substantial investment in the creative arts will help drive our post-Covid recovery, argues Paul Millar. When Covid-19 forced the postponement of the popular international literary festival […]

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  • Creative New Zealand welcomes biggest government investment in the arts for two decades

    Creative New Zealand is thrilled with the Government’s multimillion-dollar investment in the arts and culture sector – the biggest government investment since 2000 – which will strengthen the organisation’s ability to support the arts community’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19. 29 May 2020 The Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Rt […]

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  • Support for arts and music sector recovery

    29 May 2020 Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Hon Grant Robertson Hon Carmel Sepuloni A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19.   Thousands of jobs will be supported through today’s $175 million […]

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  • Nominations invited for Creative New Zealand’s prestigious literature, ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts awards

    CREATIVE NZ ANNUAL AWARDS Creative New Zealand is calling for nominations for three prestigious annual awards, each recognising the valued contributions of some of our country’s most talented artists: The Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi (Te Waka Toi Awards), and the Arts Pasifika Awards. “Now more than […]

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  • From May 24-30, New Zealand – and further afield – will embrace and celebrate the third most spoken language in Aotearoa with Samoa Language Week. 

       24th May 2020 It is the second of nine Pacific Language Weeks this year, supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and facilitated by Fa’alapotopotoga mo le A’oa’oina o le Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa (FAGASA), Sosaiete Aoga Amata Samoa I Aotearoa (SAASIA), and FOTU O MALAMA – the Association for Teachers of Samoan Language […]

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  • TAUTAI FALE-SHIP Home Residencies

    ARTIST CALLOUT for TAUTAI FALE-SHIP Home Residencies 🐚🏠💕   Applications due Friday 5th June at midday – APPLY NOW! Moana artists make some of their best work at home; at the kitchen table, in living rooms surrounded by family, in bedrooms and garages, in home studios where we feel safe and connected to those around […]

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  • Auckland Writers Festival announces 2020 Winter Series

    ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 WINTER SERIES   We are excited to announce our 2020 Winter Online Series, featuring a star-studded writer line-up which includes Bernardine Evaristo, Ann Patchett, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Ewing, Richard Ford, Elizabeth Knox, Robert Macfarlane, Philippe Sands, Lisa Taddeo, Ian Wedde, Alan Bollard, Chanel Miller, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Simon Armitage, Maggie O’Farrell, Deborah […]

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  • CLNZ launches new contestable funding round – Open April 15-Closes April 29

    Applications are now open for a Special Round of Contestable Fund Grants, with $120,000 available to apply for.   Copyright Licensing New Zealand is running a Special Round of its Contestable Fund Grants in order to support short-term projects that have arisen or been developed to respond to the changed environment in the New Zealand […]

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  • Answering Your Questions: Creative NZ Funding Hui

    Do you have the key to unlocking the funding on offer? Here’s Creative New Zealand’s take on some industry questions     Just days after launching the first phase of the Emergency Funding Package to address the industry-wide devastation caused by COVID-19, Creative NZ began trying to demystify the application process by passing the mic […]

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  • FIRST CHAPTERS Shining a light on new New Zealand books in limbo

    Thursday 9 April 2020 New Zealand publishers have had to delay the publication of many New Zealand books in recent weeks, most of which they anticipate releasing to fanfare in May 2020. So how do readers find out what’s coming from New Zealand publishers, and how do we keep desperate readers satiated in these days […]

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