Pacific arts strategy 2018–2023: implementation plan 2018–2020

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Creative New Zealand’s Pacific Arts Strategy 2018–2023 was launched in September 2018 with the main purpose of directing and prioritising increased investment to support the development of Pacific Arts over five years.

Developed in consultation with the Pacific Arts community and wider arts sector, the strategy’s  vision is of a powerful future Pacific Arts sector that is led by passionate and skilled Pasifika people, for Aotearoa, Te Moana-nui-a-Kiva and the world.

The Pacific Arts Strategy implementation plan outlines the following key actions and priorities being delivered to the strategy's mid-point, to December 2020. 

  • Pasifika artists and arts practitioners are resourced to develop their practice and deliver outstanding work 
  • Pacific arts groups, collectives and organisations are supported to help lead and grow Pacific arts in Aotearoa 
  • An innovative and networked arts environment exists, so that Pacific arts are strengthened for future success 
  • Meaningful connections, across Aotearoa, Oceania and globally, ensure that Pacific arts are further enriched 


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