Browse Artists

Since inception the Arts Foundation has awarded 178 artists and granted over $5million. Browse the artists that we have recognised and discover some of New Zealand's most extraordinary creators.

Donate to the Arts Foundation

Some of New Zealand's most prolific supporters of the arts are Patrons of the Arts Foundation. Together we will open the door for New Zealand's creative talent to shine locally and internationally.

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Boosted is the Arts Foundation's crowdfunding platform for the arts. Boosted helps artists get their projects off the ground and into the real world.

Applause: now available to view online!

Issue 21 featuring: 2015 award recipients, interviews with prior recipients, Neil Ieremia and Anna Leese, Boosted School of Crowdfunding and the future of philanthropy in the arts.

Learn about our Laureate Award

The Laureate Award is an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth.



2016 New Zealand Arts Awards Recipients Announced

The Arts Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Arts Awards. This year’s Awards feature eleven incredible New Zealand artists with major international influence.

2016 New Zealand Arts Awards

The 2016 New Zealand Arts Awards ceremony was held at Auckland’s Shed 10 on Wednesday evening where hundreds of arts patrons and practitioners joined together to honour this year’s recipients.

Farewell Marti Friedlander

So much love and generosity. Such enthusiasm for life. We will always remember her.