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You are invited to join hundreds of New Zealanders supporting artists as annual donors to the Arts Foundation.

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Are you an artist who needs funding? Are you a donor who wants to support an artist or arts project of your choosing? The Arts Foundation can help.



The New Zealand Arts Awards 2017

The New Zealand Arts Awards 2017 were hosted by ASB at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland.
The New Zealand Arts Awards gets its power from sharing aspirations and this only works when our guests come with open mind and hearts. They did, and they made the night.

Applause, Issue 23

Read the latest issue of Applause online

A Life-Changing Stay in New York

In 2016, documentary filmmakers Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith were the recipients of the biennial Harriet Friedlander Residency. Michael and Jason Friedlander asked the Arts Foundation to assist with the selection and promotion of an artist who would receive up to $80,000 to have a New York experience. The residency was made possible by a legacy gifted by their late wife and mother, Harriet Friedlander, who was a dedicated supporter of the arts. Harriet loved New York. She believed that any young artist exposed to the city would learn and grow in unimaginable ways.