What we mean by Interarts

Interarts projects integrate artforms of any cultural tradition, combining them to create a new and distinct work. The result of this integration is a hybrid or fusion of artforms outside of Creative New Zealand’s artform categories.

Track record requirements

For an Interarts practitioner, success means having presented at least one work that received a degree of critical, box-office or sales success. This does not include presentations made as part of a course of study.

Interarts activities we support

We fund a range of activities, for example:

Developing or presenting work

  • Researching, develop and creating new work
  • Presenting New Zealand Interarts works to New Zealand audiences
  • Workshops, wānanga or fono to develop Interarts practice

Developing skills and audiences

  • Mentoring and internship programmes
  • Residencies in New Zealand or overseas
  • Workshops, wānanga, fono, forums, masterclasses, seminars and other opportunities for creative and/or professional development for New Zealand Interarts practitioners
  • Initiatives for audience development

Projects with international connections

  • International opportunities for creative and/or professional development for a New Zealand Interarts practitioners
  • International touring or presentation of distinctive, high-quality New Zealand Interarts works
  • Visits by international practitioners that will directly benefit New Zealand Interarts practice and practitioners

Other Interarts projects

  • Community arts projects that focus on professional Interarts practitioners working with communities, or that have regional or national significance
  • Residencies in New Zealand or overseas
  • Documentary or archival projects that focus on Interarts or a particular Interarts practitioners
  • Researching, writing and publishing critical writing about New Zealand Interarts practice
  • Website development projects that create, promote or distribute quality New Zealand Interarts projects, or engage in Interarts development and criticism