First major grant for The Performance Arcade Festival

Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: First major grant for The Performance Arcade Festival


 


“A beautifully curated programme of performing and visual art works” 


– Mark Amery, Radio NZ National


 


The Performance Arcade Festival returns to Wellington Waterfront from 26 February until March 3, after receiving its first major Arts Grant from Creative New Zealand. The annual free event on Wellington’s Waterfront will present in its fourth-year with a lineup of exciting new performance installations, live music, sonic art, digital media, performance art and theatre. This triple award-winning festival blurs the lines between static art, performance, the artist, and the viewer. 


The annual event attracts 6000 visitors over four-days and is expected to double its attraction in 2014. Originally presenting as part the New Zealand FRINGE Festival for three-years and in 2013 becoming a ‘special event’ of the FRINGE –The Performance Arcade has now been programmed in the Visual Arts programme of the 2014 New Zealand Festival. 


Both the Artist Director Sam Trubridge and Creative Producer Josephine O’Sullivan, who have volunteered on the event for four-years, are pleased to have the opportunity to see out the full vision. The changes the funding will enable include – a larger artistic programme, seed funding for artists, an extension from four to six days, a larger free music programme, a pop-up bar and cafe and the development of the shipping container architecture into a two-story structure with more social spaces for the public. 


Creative Producer Josephine O’Sullivan says “I am pleased with the break-through to get seed funding for artists. It has taken many applications and many conversations to receive support for the artists themselves – I hope this fund continues to grow.” 


Artistic Director Sam Trubridge says “It is a great chance to showcase many local artists as well as develop relationships with international artists. The Performance Arcade is a new model for audiences and artists to interact in a public space.”  



The Performance Arcade includes: The Containers Series, The Waterfront Series and The Live Music Series with over 100 artists participating from New Zealand and abroad.


Highlights to the programme include: Conference of the Birds, by Auckland artist Delicia Sampero, who will install 24 giant metallic birds on top of Wellington buildings as part of The Waterfront Series.  


The Containers Series includes: mixed ability dance company Touch Compass and dancer Jacqueline Wilson working alongside award-winning NZ film-maker Florian Habicht.  


Returning to the Arcade, ambitious Wellington-based designer Kasia Pol, who in 2012 floated a container out at sea, will present an eight-container sound installation with artist Russell Scoones in The Freight.  


The Performance Arcade is the supported by Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council, Te Papa Tongarewa, The Bolton Hotel and Chapman Tripp. It is part of the 2014 New Zealand Festival and is presented by The Playground NZ Ltd.  



The Performance Arcade 2014 |


When: 26 February – March 3 Free


Where: Wellington Waterfront, Chaffers end of Te Papa


Tickets: Free


 


For more information please contact:


Josephine O’Sullivan, Producer  


 


Photo 1: The Performance Arcade 2012 Cargo by Kasia Pol and Matt Hunkin.


Photo 2: The Performance Arcade event space 2 by Matt Fannin.

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Reflecting on Christmas wishes…

Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Reflecting on Christmas wishes…

Very shortly the holiday season will be underway. I hope work preoccupations will be far from all our minds as we enjoy our precious holiday time with family and friends.

As we near the end of the year I have been reflecting on four wishes I had for Creative New Zealand in 2013, and doing some self-assessment.  

Here they are and the qualitative assessment.

  1. Enormous Lottery profits and money from taxpayers that we get to invest in the arts (wisely of course), for the benefit of New Zealanders. There was an increase in funding and the last financial year was a record for our investment in the arts across funding, capability-building and advocacy. 

  2. Lashings of brilliant art that lifts us all.  I have disciplined myself to six of these, you will have your own.

    • Bill Culbert’s exhibition Front Door, Out Back at the Venice Biennale was mesmerizing, like so many of the more than 200,000 visitors, I returned to the work several times and sat with it, soaking it up and watching it change with the light. 

    • Also on the international stage Ms Eleanor Catton, who revealed a very distinctive and new voice with The Rehearsal, and went on to win Man Booker prize with The Luminaries

    • Michael Houston transported audiences throughout the country playing the Beethoven Sonatas in the re CYCLE series presented by Chamber Music New Zealand.  

    • Alter Boyz at the Fortune Theatre was a hilarious look at the boy-band phenomenon, a memorable experience because of all the students having a great time. 

    • Hui, written by Mitch Tawhi Thomas was the most powerful piece of storytelling I experienced in 2013. I cried, and laughed, sometimes both at once.

    • And in the spirit of the season, Xmas Verses by Black Grace was a dazzling display of dancing. The energy and skill of the dancers, and stunning choreography made the whole audience feel alive and uplifted.

  3. Our new legislation passed and a smooth transition to a new unitary Council, who are collectively awesome. Nothing final to report, though there has been some progress.

  4. An orderly and smooth transition to a stonking new home in Wellington for Toi Aotearoa post-earthquakes. Still some refinements to make but were we are in our new space and in pretty quick and orderly circumstances I would say.

It’s been challenging year for many, not least of all for us at Toi Aotearoa. The arts community have achieved some fantastic results and worked incredibly hard to make our lives and communities better. 

I wish you all a happy, safe and creative festive season.

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Flags to be flown at half-mast Tuesday 10 December 2013

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Headline: Flags to be flown at half-mast Tuesday 10 December 2013

In recognition of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, to be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday 10 December 2013, the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key has requested that all New Zealand flags be flown at half-mast on the day of the service, Tuesday 10 December 2013 (NZDT).

This instruction applies to all Government Departments and Government buildings which have flag poles.

The flag is half-masted by first raising it to the top of the mast and then immediately lowering it slowly to the half-mast position.  The half-mast position will depend on the size of the flag and the length of the flagpole.  The flag must be lowered to a position recognisably “half-mast” to avoid the appearance of a flag which has accidentally fallen away from the top of the flagpole.  As a guide, the flag should be more than its own depth from the top of the flagpole.  At the end of the day, the flag should be raised again to the top of the flagpole before being fully lowered.

For more information about half-masting the flag, visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/nzflag/flying.html

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Mackenzie-White on 021 121 5764.

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New Zealand shines at 2013 Venice Biennale

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Headline: New Zealand shines at 2013 Venice Biennale


New Zealand’s pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale attracted a record 218,000 visitors during its six-month exhibition, Creative New Zealand announced today. Front Door Out Back, Bill Culbert’s dazzling light installations in the New Zealand pavilion, drew close to 2,000 visitors a day during the opening week alone.


The exhibition also gained praise from the art press, critics and collectors alike. London’s Sunday Times’ art critic Waldermar Januszczak named Front Door Out Back his pick of the 2013 Biennale, while ArtInfo wrote of Culbert: “His place in the history books should be reappraised and this stunning pavilion could well do just that’’.


New Zealand’s Commissioner for the 2013 Biennale and Director of Christchurch Art Gallery, Jenny Harper, was delighted with the response to this year’s presentation: “Each time we go to Venice, we add to a subtle but strong impression of the variety and excellence of visual art made by New Zealanders.  The benefits of participation on this international stage have a habit of flowing on through cultural and economic food chains.  And Christchurch Art Gallery is pleased to have secured the delightful and uplifting work Bebop to show in the foyer when we re-open in 2015.”


“Bill’s exhibition has attracted hugely positive responses nationally and internationally,” said Arts Council Chairman, Dr Dick Grant. ‘’While visitor numbers are just one measure of success, it is pleasing to see so many people engaged with the work.’’


A total of 1,163 visitors completed Creative New Zealand’s audience survey at the New Zealand Pavilion. Of these, 84% had never visited a New Zealand exhibition in Venice before.  As a result of their visit, 78% were interested or curious to experience more New Zealand contemporary art and 72% rated the exhibition either above average or excellent.


The 2013 Biennale closed on 24 November, with news from la Biennale di Venezia that they will exceed 475,000 visitors to the 55th International Art Exhibition, an increase of 8% on 2011’s total of 440,000.


“The success of this exhibition shows that art is something we do together and is a part of many people’s lives,” said la Biennale di Venezia artistic director Massimiliano Gioni.


BACKGROUND:


  • The 2013 New Zealand pavilion, La Pietà, was located on Venice’s main tourist route between Piazza San Marco and the Giardini.

  • Founded in 1895, the Venice Biennale is the largest and most prestigious contemporary art exhibition in the world. More than 30,000 of the world’s leading curators, collectors and critics attend the three-day Vernissage (preview) alone.

  • The 2013 Venice Biennale ran for six months from May to November and featured 88 national pavilions. Ten countries were represented for the first time: Angola, Bahamas, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, Maldives, Paraguay, Tuvalu and the Holy See.

  • New Zealand has exhibited at the Venice Biennale since 2001. Previous New Zealand artists who have exhibited are: Peter Robinson and Jacqueline Fraser (2001); Michael Stevenson (2003); et al. (2005); Judy Millar and Francis Upritchard (2009); Michael Parekowhai (2011).

  • Creative New Zealand’s investment in New Zealand’s presentation at the 2013 Venice Biennale was $650,000.

  • Read more about New Zealand’s 2013 Venice Biennale artist Bill Culbert

  • 2015 Venice Biennale runs from 9 May to 22 November. New Zealand’s selected artist is Simon Denny. Read more about Simon Denny

  • More information about New Zealand’s presentation at the 2013 Venice Biennale


 


For media enquiries, please contact:Rebecca Lancashire


Senior Communications Adviser


Creative New Zealand


 M +64 (0) 27 677 807

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New Zealand’s analogue television era ends

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Headline: New Zealand’s analogue television era ends

New Zealand’s last remaining analogue TV signals were closed down in the early hours of this morning, ushering Kiwi viewers into a new era of digital-only television.  To mark the event, Broadcasting Minister the Hon Craig Foss and Going Digital mascot Seymour the Digital Dog completed the shut-down process at the Waiatarua transmission site in West Auckland.

Minister Craig Foss switching off the the Waiatarua TV Tower analogue transmitter.

“The shut-down of analogue TV services across the Upper North Island, ends a three-year campaign to migrate viewers to digital TV services,” Going Digital National Manager Greg Harford said today.  “Going digital offers viewers more channels, better pictures and new services, but also frees up radio spectrum for next-generation mobile phone and mobile broadband services, which are expected to be faster and cheaper in the long-run.

“Going Digital has run a comprehensive community outreach and marketing campaign over three years to alert viewers to changes in the way TV is broadcast,” said Mr Harford.

“The nation has gone digital in four stages over the past 15 months, and from today Upper North Island viewers will only be able to watch TV if they have Freeview, Sky or Igloo.  While not all viewers have made the transition, experience from other parts of the country suggests that those who have not gone digital ahead of the deadline will do so over the coming days.”

Mr Harford invited viewers to check in with family members and friends that they were still able to watch TV this morning.  “Viewers can go digital at any time by getting Freeview, Sky or Igloo and our team is available today on 0800 838 800 to assist people who need information about going digital.

“Going Digital has provided support to more than 30,000 of those households likely to face the greatest financial and technical challenges in moving to digital TV.  The Package is available to those who do not already have digital TV, and who are:

– 75 and over (at the time of switchover) with a Community Services Card; or

– receiving a Veteran’s Pension;

– receiving a Supported Living Payment for Health Reasons (formerly the Invalid’s Benefit); or

– former recipients of the Veteran’s Pension or Invalid’s Benefit who transferred to New Zealand Superannuation at age 65 or after.” 

The Going Digital Targeted Assistance Package has closed in Hawke’s Bay and the South Island, but remains open to eligible people in the Lower North Island until 3 January 2014 and the Upper North Island until 1 March 2014.

Mr Harford offered his thanks to everyone who had helped get the word out about digital television during the three-year campaign.  “Going Digital has worked closely with community and neighbourhood groups, as well as members of the broadcasting industry to engage with TV viewers, and I thank everyone involved for the support.”

Viewers who have questions about the move to digital TV can call 0800 838 800 (7am to 9pm today, and 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.goingdigital.co.nz.

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Screening Room Dec 2013: Online shorts from the 2013 festival

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Headline: Screening Room Dec 2013: Online shorts from the 2013 festival

Kia Ora and welcome to the final edition of our Screening Room for 2013! It’s been a great year of celebrating all kinds of short films, from the witty and whimsical to the poignant and profound. We’ve seen a great turnout at our festival so far and warmly welcome you to take the opportunity to check out the remaining sessions if you haven’t done so already. To wrap up the year, I’d like to share with you three short films from our 2013 programme.

To add value for our audience, we don’t usually accept entries that have been uploaded online. However, the following films were released online after they were accepted. We think these films will give you a good taste of what Show Me Shorts is about, and we hope that you’ll feel inspired to head along to the festival in the coming months.
 

Mud Crab

Dir: Igor Coric & Sheldon Lieberman

If we had an Award for the Most Adorable film, I’m pretty sure Mud Crab would take the cake. An animated film about young Spike catching his first ever mud crab, Sheldon Lieberman’s film is a great example of how even the most simple life anecdote can form the perfect foundation for a short film. Mud Crab is adorably heart-warming, offering viewers a slice-of-life peek into Spike and Dadda’s hilarious adventure. Check out this film in our ‘Dad’s Decision’ session.
 
 

Flamingo Pride

Dir/Prod/ Writer: Tomer Eshed

Flamingo Pride is bold in every sense of the word, from its bright animation to its cleverly executed tale of a heterosexual Flamingo in the midst of an identity crisis. Screening in our ‘Laughing at Ourselves’ session, this German short is brilliantly subversive and hilarious in its ability to continuously shock. A key strength of this film is its impressively detailed animation and, for a film that has no dialogue, it’s this visual element that makes Flamingo Pride a truly rewarding watch.
 

Flamingo Pride from Talking Animals on Vimeo.

 

Noah

Dir/Writer: Patrick Cederberg, Walter Woodman

Raw in performance and poignant in its realness, Noah is the kind of film that just has to be viewed first-hand. Told entirely through the computer screen of a teenage boy, Noah explores the breakdown of a relationship in the digital age. The style of this film is incredibly unique, and it’s captivating to see how accurate the film is in portraying the online behaviour of a teenager, from the obsessive Facebook stalking of an ex to a desperate Google search to impress a new girl. Noah can be seen in our ‘Interface’ session.

NSFW: please note that this film may not be appropriate for work environments or younger audiences due to sexual content.
 

And that concludes our Screening Room for 2013! I hope this sneak peek into our programme for the year has encouraged you to head along to our festival because there are plenty more stories to be told! A big thank you to all of the contributors that we’ve had this year, and to all of you readers for continuing to support short films. We look forward to hearing further insights and making more short film discoveries in 2014. See you then!

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From Sad but True to The New Zealand Guitar Quartet – AOTNZ 2014 programme

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Headline: From Sad but True to The New Zealand Guitar Quartet – AOTNZ 2014 programme


Another year of touring top New Zealand performers throughout the country – Arts On Tour NZ launches its 2014 musical and theatrical programme with a flourish. Award-winning artists Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams tour the country in February, playing from their eagerly awaited and still to be released, Sad but True album.


Next up in March is Too Far from Heaven, an original play based on the life and death of the notorious Southland baby farmer, Minnie Dean, the only woman ever hanged in NZ, and Victor Spencer who was shot for desertion in World War 1. Too Far from Heaven was nominated in the Best Theatre Category, Best Newcomer and Stand–out Performer awards in the 2013 NZ Fringe Festival.


April has AOTNZ favourite, violinist Fiona Pears touring Swing Driven Thing with gypsy-jazz guitar duo, La Petite Manouche and UK pianist Ian Tilley – followed in May by Wheel of Experience, a show of epic original songs and stories unearthed from the ‘wild west’ of NZ history. Wheel of Experience is performed by David Ward (Krishnan’s Dairy, Guru of Chai), Peter Daube (Stories Told To Me By Girls) and Dave Kahn (Don McGlashan Band).


June brings hilarity in the form of Penny Ashton performing Promise and Promiscuity, July features Nick, An Accidental Hero, based on a true story of a young man who overcomes ‘locked in syndrome’ after a stroke on the rugby field. Written and performed by Renee Lyons, Nick, An Accidental Hero was performed in the prestigious Assembly Theatre in the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.


Munted, a verbatim documentary response to the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, relies entirely on interviews with people caught up in the quake. Three performers bring the words of 15 people to life on stage for this AOTNZ August offering.


Next up, in September, in A Cabaret, country singer songwriter Mel Parsons teams up with Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic James Nokise, who draws on his experience of being kicked out of a youth gang to perform his uproarious take on NZ gang culture, Soso Gangster.


Guitar performers Loren and Mark (Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb) Best Instrumental winners in the recent International Acoustic Music Awards, tour the country in October, followed in November by The New Zealand Guitar Quartet – Owen Moriarty, Jane Curry, Christopher Hill and Tim Watanabe – each member dedicated to bringing the beauty of classical guitar music to the New Zealand public.


 


For more information on these tours, contact:


Diana Moir, AOTNZ media publicist
P: 03 355 2691
M: 021 126 5738
E: dhmoir@xtra.co.nz


Steve Thomas, Arts On Tour NZ Trust,
E: aotnz@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.aotnz.co.nz


Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to audiences, rather than rural dwellers clocking up kilometres to travel to the big towns. 

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New award for emerging film writers

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Headline: New award for emerging film writers


An award that recognises emerging film writers has been established at the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), via the Victoria University Foundation, in memory of notable New Zealand filmmaker Brad McGann.


The Brad McGann Filmwriting Award, worth $2,000, will be presented annually to a graduating screenwriter from the IIML at Victoria University of Wellington.


Mr McGann, who passed away in 2007, won international acclaim for his first full-length feature film In My Father’s Den, which he wrote and directed. The film is one of the top 20 highest grossing New Zealand movies. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006.


Funds for the new award were donated by Mr McGann’s friends, family and colleagues, and the New Zealand Film Commission.


Ken Duncum, the Michael Hirschfeld Director of Scriptwriting at Victoria University, is thrilled about the award.


“It’s very gratifying, not only that this award will aid the development of an emerging film writer but that it honours Brad McGann, a much-missed writer and director,” says Mr Duncum.


The prize will be awarded to a student who has just completed the Master’s in Creative Writing majoring in Scriptwriting, and who demonstrates through their folio of work, that they have excellent potential as a film scriptwriter.


The first winner will be announced on 10 December 2013.


 


For more information contact:


Ken Duncum 
P: 04-463 6882 
E: ken.duncum@vuw.ac.nz

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APAM 2014 early birds closing soon

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Headline: APAM 2014 early birds closing soon

Jumpboard Productions presents Live Live Cinema: Dementia 13, at APAM 2014. Image: Andrew Malmo.


Early bird delegate registrations for the next Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) are closing 10 December 2013 so register now and save!


APAM 2014 will be held in Brisbane 18–22 February 2014, and will feature a fresh new program of 37 production showcases and 15 work-in-development pitches by Australian and New Zealand artists and companies.


Featured New Zealand works include a full-length showing of Taki Rua Production’s Michael James Manaia, excerpt showings of Live Live Cinema: Dementia 13 by Jumpboard Productions, Rifleman Productions’ Terrain, and Kila Kokonut Krew Entertainment’s The Factory, as well as the interactive sound installation SOUNDIG by Winning Productions and Stephen Bain, and the work-in-development pitch of SEA by Red Leap Theatre.


Come along and mingle with 600+ international and national delegates at a key industry event not to be missed. To find out more and to register, visit www.performingartsmarket.com.au.

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Is your online marketing measuring up? – Live stream

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Headline: Is your online marketing measuring up? – Live stream


We will be live streaming a presentation of the first year’s results of Creative New Zealand Optimiser– an online marketing benchmarking study specifically relevant to New Zealand arts organisations.


What: Presentation of the Optimiser online marketing benchmarking pilot results
When: Monday 2 December 2013, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
How: The event will be live streamed. Watch the event online here


By extracting data from 38 New Zealand arts organisations, Optimiser allows arts organisations to compare and contrast their results against other similar New Zealand arts organisations for the first time, and to understand key trends in online behaviour.


  • How well are you engaging audiences in your social media channels? From July 2012 to June 2013 the number of Facebook ‘likes’ across Optimiser participants increased by 69% and the number of new Twitter followers by 81%. 

  • Is your website mobile optimised? On average, visits to Optimiser participant websites via mobile phone increased by 40.17% and via tablet by 55.24% between July 2012 and June 2013.

  • To what degree is your organisation prioritising video content? According to Adcorp, 2.26 million New Zealanders (50.91% of total NZ population) accessed YouTube video in January 2013. Yet on average only 1.25 videos per week were uploaded to YouTube by all Optimiser participants combined over the last year.


Optimiser is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and the project team of Vicki Allpress Hill from The Audience Connection and Tim Roberts from ARTS Australia


“The Optimiser Benchmarking Programme is a really important part of the puzzle for us, it is vital for giving us context to our online results.”

Optimiser participant 2013


Join us to hear some of the key findings and what they mean for New Zealand arts organisations at this 1-hour presentation aimed at Board members, Senior Executives and Marketing Directors/Managers.


For any queries, please contact Cassandra Wilson cassandra.wilson@creativenz.govt.nz

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