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Creative New Zealand

The Ministry manages the Crown relationship with Creative New Zealand - Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, administering its funding and appointments to its Council, monitoring its reporting and performance measures.

Contact details

[email protected]

Tel (04) 473 0880 or 0800 CREATIVE (273 284)

Postal Address - PO Box 3806, Wellington 6140

Physical address is Level 2, 2-12 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.

Arts Council of New Zealand

All members of the Council are appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.  Māori member appointments to the Council must be done in consultation with the Minister of Māori Development. 

Board Membership (expiry term in brackets):

Caren Rangi - Chair (March 2024)

Michael Prentice - Deputy Chair (Nov 2024)

Roger King (September 2022)

Garth Callaway (April 2023)

Dean Whiting (March 2022)

Briar Grace-Smith (March 2022)

Janine Morrell-Gunn (September 2022)

Riria Hotere-Barnes (September 2022)

John Ong (September 2022)

Robyn Hunt (November 2023)

Kura Moeahu (November 2023)

Ane Tonga (November 2024)

Hilary Poole (November 2024)

Related links

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014

Creative New Zealand website

Ministry for Culture and Heritage annual reports

Ministry for Culture and Heritage agency boards and nominations


Updated on 4th November 2021