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Arts For All: increasing access to the arts for disabled people
Arts Access Aotearoa has updated the second edition of 'Arts for All'. This guide provides practical and long-term ways for artists, arts organisations, venues, touring companies, festivals and venues to enhance their access, market their events to the disabled community and build new audiences.
Kiwis take flight at Edinburgh Festivals
More than 200 NZ artists will take part in the world’s most acclaimed arts festivals in Edinburgh this August. This is the first time such a large group of leading NZ actors, dancers, musicians, writers, Maori performing artists has been invited to the celebrated Edinburgh Festivals.
NZHistory.net's latest feature on WWI hospital ships
The Maheno and Marama were the poster ships of New Zealand's First World War effort. Until 1915 these steamers had carried passengers across the Tasman for the Union Steam Ship Company, but as casualties mounted at Gallipoli, the government pressed them into service as hospital ships.
Operation Anzac Spirit 2014
Each year the New Zealand Defence Force runs a competition for students to raise awareness of Anzac Day. The competition is now open to school children in Year 7 and 8 and entries close on Anzac Day 2014.
Christchurch venue overview assessment report (March 2014)
The Christchurch Venue Overview and Assessment Report commissioned by the Ministry, provides an independent, expert view of the current situation regarding performing arts venues that are both purpose built for performance and provide open access to performing arts practitioners in Christchurch city.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life
Prepare to be captivated when the curtain rises on Coppélia in April, this much-loved comic ballet will capture the hearts of the whole family.
Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement: nominations open
Don’t miss your opportunity to support an outstanding New Zealand writer, whose work has entertained, moved or inspired you. Nominations are now open for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.
A glam bunch of entries
GLAMs – galleries, libraries, archives and museums. This month, the Ministry's Te Ara website launched three entries that are very dear to our hearts: Art galleries and collections, Libraries and Archives. We haven’t forgotten Museums – that entry will be launched later in the year.
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.