Closing date: Friday, 22 June 2012
Nominations for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2012 are now open. The five awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand.
The annual awards offer the public a chance to acknowledge artists who best characterise the richness and diversity of high-quality Pacific art in this country. Artists can be emerging or established, and practice either heritage or contemporary artforms.
Established in 1996, this year sees a change in nomination criteria to ensure even more quality Pacific artists have the chance to be honoured. The Iosefa Enari Memorial Award is now open to Pacific musicians or composers from all classical genres and career stages, as well as opera singers. For the first time artists who would like to nominate themselves are able to do so.
The Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2012 are:
Senior Pacific Artist’s Award ($10,000)
Pacific Heritage Arts Award ($5000)
Pacific Contemporary Arts Award ($5000)
Iosefa Enari Memorial Award ($4000)
Emerging Pacific Artists’ Award ($4000)
The closing date for nominations is 5pm, Friday 22 June 2012.
An awards ceremony will be held on 14 November 2012 in Wellington.