A report released on the economic contribution of New Zealand book publishing shows that the industry has rebounded from difficult trading conditions in 2013 and 2014 to a position of growth in sales of both physical books and eBooks in 2015. The work of authors and publishers contributed $397 million to the economy with sales […]

The Arts Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Arts Awards. This year’s Awards feature eleven incredible New Zealand artists with major international influence. From an extraordinary talent pool, eleven artists, two philanthropists and four arts organisations have been chosen as the 2016 recipients of the coveted Laureate and New […]

PwC report: Music industry contributed $484 million to New Zealand GDP in 2015 2015 PwC report highlights: – The music industry contributed $484 million to NZ’s economy – The music industry in NZ supported employment of 4,508 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs) The report was commissioned by Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and The NZ Music […]

Another story of successful growth within New Zealand’s creative sector. New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online […]