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The site contains information on the National Film Unit Archives New Zealand's preservation work and features stories on filmmakers and films. The films can be streamed onto viewers' desktops using flash video with new titles being added every day. Films featuring on the site include Weekly Review and Pictorial Parade newsreels as well as one-off documentaries.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand

The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

Auckland Live

The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

Auckland Theatre Company

News about the company information about current productions a calendar of upcoming productions and a developing archive of past productions with production information and photographs feature on this site. There are also reviews in the About Us section. In the Education section there are materials such as a CDROM of photos from productions.

Bats

The fundamental philosophy of Bats has stayed true to its former ambitions. It constantly seeks to build a new young audience for theatre by presenting diverse relevant and challenging theatre. It focuses on being accessible for both its audience and incoming theatre companies.

Black Grace

Led by founder and Artistic Director Neil Ieremia Black Grace Dance Company fuses Pacific and contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form. Black Grace has become internationally renowned for its artistry creative excellence and innovation.

Capital E

Capital E is a centre for creative technology and live performance for children. Located in Wellington’s Civic Square it houses ONTV and Soundhouse as well being the home of the National Theatre for Children a professional company that tours New Zealand theatres annually with a programme of works for children aged 2-7 and 8-12. All programmes offer free teachers resources enabling teachers to extend the experiences back into the classroom.

Centrepoint Theatre

Centrepoint Theatre is a professional theatre company. It is the only professional theatre company in New Zealand that is operating outside of the four main centres. Centrepoint Theatre has been in the business for over thirty-two years producing world-class theatre for the people of the Manawatu.

CHART and Creative Northland

CHART (Culture Heritage Arts Resource Trust) has been set up to enable the community of Whangarei to develop and progress long term visions to support and build capacity to the sector. Creative Northland aims to enable the development and sustainability of the Northland creative industries arts sector.

Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre staged has gained a reputation as one of New Zealand's liveliest and most innovative theatres. Circa pioneered its own co-operative studio where all available resources are directed towards those who provide the life blood of the theatre - the people involved in mounting the production. This is a system which in stressing the qualities of commitment and self help promotes the pursuit of theatre of the highest professional standard.

ConArtists - The Home of Theatresports

ConArtists have been operating in NZ for over 22 years and have become a successful entertainment company who also provide a programme for youth. The Theatresports Youth Programme is an Auckland-wide programme that creates opportunities for students to participate in performance theatre.

Court Theatre

The site contains news about the company information about current productions, a calendar of upcoming productions and an archive of past productions with brief blurbs. There are press reviews for current productions. The education section has resource kits that are downloadable for Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Cherry Orchard and Proof as well as a long list of kits that can be purchased for $5.00.

Drama Australia

Drama Australia – the Australian national organization for Drama In Education.

Drama New Zealand

Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.

Drama Queensland

Drama Association of Queensland Australia

Drama Victoria

Drama Association of Victoria Australia

Drama West

Drama West: The Association of Drama Educators in Western Australia.

EnsembleImpact

EnsembleImpact is a not-for-profit theatre collective that brings professionally acted New Zealand plays to High Schools throughout Aotearoa.

Fortune Theatre

News about the company information about current productions a calendar of upcoming productions and an archive of a few past productions with production information and reviews. There is also a teacher resource section under construction and a theatre glossary in the New to the Theatre section.

Hawke's Bay Opera House

Hawke's Bay Opera House is a 987 seat theatre originally designed by Henry Eli White. It is now one of the top three natural acoustic theatres in New Zealand. The multi million dollar refurbishment by Shand Shelton was completed in 2006.

Indian Ink

The site is informative on the structure and operation of a small theatre company. Comments by the deviser/actors have a personal touch. The reviews and photo galleries give an insight into mask theatre and the playing of multiple characters.

International Drama/Theatre and Education - IDEA

IDEA is the International Drama Theatre and Education association. IDEA is an association of national associations working in drama/theatre and education.

Massive Company

Massive Company is a theatre company that makes great theatre by growing performers and theatre practitioners. They provide pathways to develop new skills experimenting with style and form and creating platforms to present new and innovative work.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

Musical Theatre NZ

The MTNZ website shows a calendar of events across the regions training courses and conferences links to key art organisations and booking agencies.

National Drama Website - UK

The National Drama website is useful for reviews of texts publications other sites of interest links teacher resources and more.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera is the website of The NBR New Zealand Opera New Zealand's largest professional opera company presenting mainstage touring and semi-staged opera in NZ. Study Guides (under Education) are available on-line for use in secondary music and arts classes.

Playmarket

A non-profit organisation representing New Zealand playwrights. Contains a full script search facility and biographies of the playwrights. The plays are available for purchase or free download to members. Playmarket holds all performance rights to the plays listed.

Riverton Arts Centre

Riverton Arts Centre is an active gallery with approximately 11 exhibitions per year. These exhibitions feature mostly new contemporary works from mainly Southland & Otago artists. The arts centre also hosts music and theatre performers predominately from the Arts on Tour programme run workshops and other arts related classes. This arts centre is recommended as a provider of quality arts events in the Southland region.

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand

SGCNZ is a life skills enhancing organisation which supports Shakespeare’s Globe London. For secondary school students SGCNZ runs the annual nationwide University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival SGCNZ/ Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition SGCNZ/Morrison Music Trust Music Composition Competition SGCNZ/ Adam Foundation Static Image and DVD Cover Competitions and SGCNZ/ Ida Gaskin Shakespeare Essay Competition. For teachers SGCNZ collaborates with Shakespeare’s Globe to offer Teachers Go Global a professional development opportunity at Shakespeare’s Globe London for teachers from throughout New Zealand of students from Year 3 – 13.

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

Studio 42 Performing Arts

Studio 42 Performing Arts is a performance based company who focus on creativity.

Taki Rua Productions

Taki Rua Productions is an award winning national theatre company providing unique Maori theatre to New Zealand and international audiences.

The Physics Room

The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

The Play Press

The Play Press specialises in publishing and promoting here and abroad new New Zealand plays; to preserve a range of quality scripts and to make texts more accessible for rehearsal and study and to help generate productions. They are interested in all types of playscript and any other performance related work.

Trinity College London

Trinity College London’s reputation rests on their continuing ability to provide respected qualifications across a growing range of disciplines in the performing arts. They emphasise overall performance rather than a prescriptive formula and deliver an enhanced range of syllabuses and local services to teachers tailored to allow flexible styles of learning and teaching. Today they deliver 500000 assessments each year worldwide in English Language and performing arts subjects and their international network is growing.

Uxbridge Centre

Uxbridge is an arts centre located in the heart of Howick offering a Theatre Gallery studio teaching spaces cafe and rooms for hire. Uxbridge offers courses exhibitions events and performances for the enjoyment and edification of the community.

Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association - VOSA

VOSA promotes learning music through singing saying dancing and playing through a holistic approach. It is one of the most active associations in the world and runs a full programme of courses conferences and an online resource centre.

Vodafone Events Centre

Vodafone Events Centre is a multi purpose events centre in Manukau City. It embraces and showcases excellence within culture art entertainment sport leisure and the business interests of the culturally diverse population of Manukau City. It is a living expression of Pacific arts and culture attracting national and international visitors.

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APRA

APRA is a not-for-profit organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 44000+ members including over 5000 New Zealand members and by agreement for all the copyright owners around the world. In addition APRA manages the reproduction rights business of its sister collecting society AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society). AMCOS represents virtually all music publishers in Australia and New Zealand and through reciprocal arrangements the vast majority of the world’s composers writers and music publishers.

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi shares the stories of the Wairarapa and showcases the best in New Zealand and international art. This award-winning institution presents a range of exhibitions collections public programmes and events that help to celebrate the unique natural cultural and artistic heritage of the Wairarapa.

Arc Cafe

Arc Cafe Dunedin began in June 1997 and is owned and operated by the Arc Cafe Trust. The Cafe aims to enrich the lives of the public by providing a non-commercial media production house cafe and venue that supports and advances new cultures music and arts. The Cafe has live music free internet access and vegetarian food. The site provides a copy of the current and previous gig guides images and sound clips.

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is a charitable trust whose objectives are to ensure that and people and communities of New Zealand have unhindered access to the arts and opportunities to create perform and develop their own arts.

Arts Canterbury

Arts Canterbury is committed to profiling art galleries and artists in Christchurch New Zealand and districts. It is an incorporated charitable organisation governed by an elected executive committee whose membership is currently made up of artists business and community representatives from Timaru Selwyn Hurunui Ashburton Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand

The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

Artspace

Artspace is an Auckland-based charitable trust whose mission is to challenge inspire and educate the makers and readers of contemporary culture by producing exhibiting and communicating contemporary art from a point of view unhindered by the expectation of success or fear of failure.

Auckland Chamber Orchestra

The Auckland Chamber Orchestra collaborates with other arts disciplines to produce cutting edge arts events.

Auckland Live

The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

CHART and Creative Northland

CHART (Culture Heritage Arts Resource Trust) has been set up to enable the community of Whangarei to develop and progress long term visions to support and build capacity to the sector. Creative Northland aims to enable the development and sustainability of the Northland creative industries arts sector.

Copyright Council of New Zealand

Find information about the laws and copyright in New Zealand.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) provides free tools that let authors scientists artists and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

Creative New Zealand

The role of Creative New Zealand is to develop and promote the Arts for all New Zealanders. Their web site has information on the roles and work of Creative New Zealand and how to apply to them for funding. It also provides arts resources and news with features such as: information sheets on New Zealand artists and their work; information about advocacy and research into the Arts in NZ; information about Maori and Pasifika Arts; news of NZ artists working overseas.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the first global network of national arts funding bodies. The mission is to create an international resource and meeting ground for all those whose public responsibility it is to support excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour.

McCahon House

Tutored visits are available for students at a reasonable cost. The educational content has been developed in conjunction with the NZ and NCEA school curriculum and Ministry of Education approved internal assessment support materials are available for teachers.

Millennium Public Art Gallery

The Millennium Public ART Gallery provides an accessible and informative forum for the arts in Marlborough with a strong commitment to quality and diversity to celebrate cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Marlborough. Education programmes are available. Email: marlpublicart@xtra.co.nz

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

New Zealand Arts on the Web

The arts have always played a significant role in New Zealand life and this collection provides comprehensive links to New Zealand arts web sites.

New Zealand Writers' Guild

NZWG – the New Zealand Writers' Guild - represents and supports New Zealand script writers. On this site you will find information news downloadable resources and much more.

North Shore City: Mairangi Arts Centre

The centre runs a large number of art classes. Top artists and tutors are employed to teach day and evening courses in the centre's well equipped studios. MAC also provides after school classes for children covering a wide range of art and craft subjects. The annual Education Programme is divided into four 8 week terms which coincide with the local school terms. Special children's holiday programmes are run during the school holiday breaks.

Pataka Porirua

Pataka is a museum of arts and culture: Te Marae O Te Umu Kai O Hau - The cultural heart of Porirua City. The museum is dedicated to celebrating our heritage and showcasing the very best in contemporary Maori Pacific Island and New Zealand art.

Puke Ariki

The essence of Puke Ariki is learning about who we are where we come from and where we are going. This quest for knowledge is so important that people throughout Taranaki and New Zealand have embraced the spirit of Puke Ariki and flown with it. The result is an inspiring two-wing complex that soars high in the heart of New Plymouth. Even the location is telling for Puke Ariki means Hill of Chiefs and was once the most important Maori site in Taranaki. Our knowledge centre is the first of its type in New Zealand and maybe the world.

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

Te Hiringa i te Mahara - The Power of the Mind

Te Hiringa i te Mahara is a support service for Māori Secondary School teachers.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation

Through its activities in education business mediacultural research and policy studies Asia NZ aims to promote initiatives which deepen understanding and relationships between New Zealanders and the peoples of Asia. There site helps you find Asian artists and opportunities for students to engage in the many different Asian cultural opportunities.

The Big Idea

This site carries information on the New Zealand creative sector jobs commissions auditions and professional development opportunities. Professional awards and competitions and intern-ship opportunities are listed. A weekly creative sector magazine is provided with local and international content. There is a place for forums a marketplace and on-line opinion polls. A feature aspect is the profiling of individuals and organisations and their work. The Big Idea connects the NZ creative sector with the world. Services are currently entirely free to subscribers.

The Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace is a community arts project based in Devonport. The Depot is open and inclusive and encourages engagement in all art forms - music, painting, sculpture, creative writing, performance and photography to name a few. To this end we offer a variety of facilities and services that support the creative community.

The New Zealand Steel Gallery

The Physics Room

The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

The Song Room

The Song Room is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing music and arts programmes in Australian schools and communities. The Song Room provides a range of free programmes to schools and communities that otherwise would not have access to such opportunities.

UpStage

UpStage is a web-based venue for online performance; it is an open source server application that has been in development since 2003. Online audiences anywhere in the world participate in live performance events by going to a web page without having to download and install any additional software.

Woom

WOOM (founded 2006) exists in order to promote visionary art by new and emerging artists.

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