Surrounded by ocean, New Zealand is regularly swept by weather systems that bring heavy rain. The country’s many rivers and streams can quickly...
New cultural exchange opportunity for Māori artists in Canada
A new initiative from Creative New Zealand will give contemporary Māori dancers and writers a chance to develop their arts practice at one of the world’s largest arts and creativity incubators in Banff, Canada. Applications are now open.
Watch all the action from the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
Live streaming of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games has started on AttitudeLive.com, kicking off with the spectacular opening ceremony. Events will be streamed live and free to New Zealand audiences via the web platform http://www.attitudelive.com/paralympics.
RNZB Artistic Director to leave after three outstanding years
After three outstanding years as Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ethan Stiefel has decided not to extend his contract with the national ballet company, in order to pursue new opportunities in his homeland, USA.
International Women's Day 08 March
8 March was International Women’s Day. In 1893, New Zealand became the first democratic country in the world to give women the vote. 25,520 women signed the main petition to win that right. Did one of your relatives sign the petition? You can check here.
Creative investment benefits community
A recent Arts Access Aotearoa video conference which included representatives from AS220, a non-profit arts access organisation based in the USA, talked about how the arts can revitalise a city.
Arts Access Aotearoa's Big 'A' awards
It’s that time of the year again … time to start thinking about the people and places you would like to nominate in the six award categories of Arts Access Aotearoa’s 2014 Awards. You can now download an information sheet and nomination forms from their website.
New Home for NZ's Oldest Films
The New Zealand Film Archive and Archives New Zealand officially opened NZ’s first specialised nitrate film vault last Friday. The new 100 square metre vault will store nitrocellulose film there under optimum preservation conditions.
Experience La Dolce Vita – ‘The Good Life’ – with the NZSO in March
The NZSO opens its 2014 Season with a concert of festive Italian celebrations in La Dolce Vita. NZSO Music Director Pietari Inkinen will return to delight audiences in this Wellington-only concert that features symphonic tone poems by Ottorino Respighi and the premiere of a new commission from Gareth Farr.
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.