New Zealand arts awards

New Zealand arts awards, prizes
New Zealand literary awards; a guide to websites


Adam Portraiture Award

Art awards, a calendar of events from Event Finda.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand
New laureate awards for writers, artists and peformers. Sponsorship, patrons, benefactors of the arts in New Zealand.

Auckland Art Week
Artweek Auckland has been developed by the NZ Contemporary Art Trust, the charitable body behind the Auckland Art Fair. The aim of the event is to grow Auckland’s visual arts audience through discovery and discussion.


Children’s book awards.
An international English language directory.

Cultural Sector Awards – Ministry for Culture & Heritage

The Goldwater Art Award, Waiheke Island, Auckland


Literary awards, grants and competitions. NZBC

Literary Prizes and awards in New Zealand.


Mairangi Arts Centre Awards, North Shore, Auckland

Montana Book Award

Montana Wearable Art Awards, Nelson


National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum

National Drawing Award
The Physics Room in Christchurch and ARTSPACE in Auckland.

New Zealand Post (Dunedin) Children’s Book Festival Poetry Writing Competition

Norsewear Art Award, Hawkes Bay


Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award

Prize in Modern Letters, Institute of Modern Letters


Southside Arts Festival – Urbanesia
This festival is a chance to see emerging and established talent in one of Auckland’s most high energy arts festivals.

Starving Artists Fund Award
The Starving Artists Fund (S.A.F) aims to raise funds to perpetuate theS.A.F. award. The Award will give one exceptionally talented non-established artist an opportunity to realize their full potential by giving them financial support and advice to achieve a valid artistic project. The Starving Artists Fund is a registered charitable trust, which is governed by a board of trustees.


Taranaki Art Awards

Tauranga National Art Awards


Wai Art Awards

Wai Art Portrait Awards

Wallace Art Trust
The Wallace Art Awards. The James Wallace Charitable Arts Trust has one of the largest private collections in New Zealand with over 2,000 works by New Zealand artists.

Waiheke Island. The Goldwater Art Award
Artists submitting work for September’s Waiheke Art Awards will be vying for a $3000 cash prize following the signing of a sponsorship arrangement with leading Waiheke winemaker
Goldwater Estate.

Walters Prize for contemporary New Zealand art.

White Pages Art Awards
Winning a regional White Pages Art Award means an artist’s work appears on New Zealand’s Telecom phone directories and becomes an icon throughout the artist’s home region.