Our Awarded Artists

Backing artists to make their mark

The Arts Foundation was established in 1998 to honour extraordinary New Zealand artists with awards that celebrate their achievement and enable their artistic practice. Since its inception the Foundation has gifted over $5,620,000 to 259 New Zealand artists and organisations.

Foundation awards include Icons, Laureates, the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, the Marti Friedlander Photographic Award, the Harriet Friedlander Residency, the Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award, and the new Springboard for young artists, which will be gifted for the second time in 2021.

Arts Foundation Laureate

Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

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Marti Friedlander Photographic Award

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Harriet Friedlander Residency

Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award

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Award for Patronage

2016 - Q Theatre, Sculpture on the Golf, Tautai, The Big Idea Recipient

John and Jo Gow

2014 - Gisbourne International Music Competition, Tairawhiti Museum, Tairawhiti Polytechnic Maori Arts Program Recipient

Jack Richards

2013 - Todd Family Patronage Recipients

2011 - The Chartwell Trust Recipient

2009 - Dame Adrienne Stewart Recipients

2008 - Gillian and Roderick Deane Recipients

2007 - Dame Jenny Gibbs Recipient