We are out and about looking, secretly watching, searching for
extraordinary artists. When we find them, we surprise them with
cash awards to invest in their careers for the benefit of us
Join the fun. Help us fund one $25,000 New Generation Award and
come on the journey with us as we change the life of one
Arts Foundation Awards are made possible by the generosity of
Patrons and Donors. Each year at the Westpac New Zealand Arts
Awards we announce three $25,000 New Generation Awards. All
recipients are selected by an independent panel of experts without
the artists knowing they are under consideration. New Generation
Award recipients are early career artists with proven ability and
enormous potential. Previous recipients include visual artist, Alex
Monteith, film maker, Taikia Waititi, theatre practitioner, Jo
Randerson and musician, Warren Maxwell.
The 2015 Arts Foundation selection panel will meet in July this
year. We'll let you know when the artist that you have supported
has been selected. We'll let you know the reaction they have when
we give them the exciting news. We then hope you will attend the
Westpac New Zealand Arts Awards on 2 November this year to be the
first to hear who the recipient is.
The moment an artist learns of their award from the Arts
Foundation can be life changing. The call out of the blue makes the
artist feel valued and trusted, like someone is watching and
someone cares. The Award comes with no strings attached so the
artist can apply it to anything that helps them continue to be an
artist. In this way the awards are freedom.
Artists are great New Zealanders, let's support them for to grow
a richer future for the arts.
1) Photographer: Robert Catto - Warren Maxwell accepting his
New Generation Award at a ceremony in 2006.
2) Photographer: Robert Catto - New Generation Award
inaugural recipients, 2006.