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Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories
Yellow-eyed penguins and their conservation, a look into Westport life, Niue elders’ experience of living in New Zealand and union history are some of the topics granted funding in this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards.
Arts Access Awards 2015
The annual Arts Access Aotearoa awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of artists, mentors and organisations that have helped increase access to the arts over the last year. Hon Maggie Barry hosted the Arts Access Awards in the Banquet Hall in the Executive Wing at Parliament last week.
Books shape the world
Books have always shaped the people who shape our world. Armed with this insight, Colenso BBDO and the NZ Book Council have created a print and poster campaign that reminds people of the power of the written word.
Powerful musical pairing joins the NZSO for Liszt and Mahler
The NZSO welcomes the return of superstar Russian conductor, Vasily Petrenko, and remarkable Macedonian piano soloist Simon Trpčeski as they reunite once again for July performances in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.
Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest
Apirana Taylor features in a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) - “Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest” developed for the Commonwealth Education Trust. The aim of the MOOC is to inspire people from all over the world to write for young readers.
Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome a PwC report which confirms the positive economic impact of co-hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
‘The arts make my life better’: New Zealanders
New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. These results are included in Creative New Zealand’s triennial survey, New Zealanders and the Arts: Attitudes, attendance and participation in 2014.
Secret Power exhibition attracts international attention
New Zealand’s pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale has been picked in high profile publications as a “must see” for visitors to the most famous art event in the world, staged in Venice every two years.
Creating culture, preserving heritage
Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our heritage.
We support many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.