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Creative New Zealand today announced its new programmes for 2024. The eight new funding and support opportunities are tailored to three distinct groups: early career artists, artists and practitioners, and arts groups and organisations and will replace the existing contestable grants programme.
Creative New Zealand has increased its minimum fair remuneration guidance rate from $25/hour to $30/hour for artists and arts practitioners applying for contestable grants.
The Resale Right for Visual Artists Bill has passed its third reading unanimously today, guaranteeing that visual artists reap the rewards when their work is sold on the secondary art market. The regulations to support this new legislation have now also been confirmed, giving clarity to artists on how this scheme will operate. “We are building a scheme fit for Aotearoa New Zealand, one that values the important contributions our visual artists make to our country,” Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni said.
The headline job loss figures from New Zealand’s university funding crisis are in the public domain: over 100 gone at Otago University, with as many as 250 potentially about to go from Te Herenga Waka–Victoria and Massey. But these are only the losses we know of.
Following significant fono, talanoa, and engagement with the Pacific Arts community, [Creative New Zealand] are proud to share [the] Pacific Arts Strategy 2023-2028. This new strategy lays out [their] support for Pacific Arts over the next five years and is inspired by navigational stars across the skies of Aotearoa and Oceania.
New research maps Aotearoa arts and culture coverage across traditional media. Our artists and creatives are our storytellers. They entertain, provoke and inspire us. Their work connects us, helps build our sense of identity, and is a source of national pride. Visibility matters. The media is an important bridge between artists and the public – sharing the stories of our storytellers. It is through media that this whakataukī can come to life: Kia kitea ngā toi e te marea – let the arts be seen by the masses.