The UK Creative Industry Council have released a 5 year strategy for cross industry collaboration. The figures speak for themselves; the creative industries in the UK play a pivotal role in the vitality and reputation of the UK and EU economies. The sector is growing at 8.9% a year and is responsible for the employment […]

  This month the Music Managers Forum hosted a very successful annual awards evening, celebrating the hard work of music managers in New Zealand. The night was a great success, seeing a large range of both people and venues honored for their dedicated work in the industry. The 2016 Music Managers Awards Winners are: Recorded […]

The collection of original New Zealand art music is in a healthy state after five years of the Resound project. Funded by NZ On Air, Resound is delivered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music in partnership with RNZ Concert. It is a project to increase the amount of Nw Zealand composed music available to […]

Ninety educational publishers and ed tech companies will be meeting next week with the Ministry of Education in Wellington. The discussions will involve a broad range of educational topics ranging from user research to digital technologies in education and trends in publishing platforms and educational resources. The meeting is fully subscribed with a waitlist. A […]

  WeCreate held an event in Auckland to launch the 2014 PwC valuations for the NZ book, music, game development and film & television industries, available here under Facts & Stats. The report, and a government Creative Sector Study were announced by Hon. Paul Goldsmith – Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Minister was thanked […]

Four Innovative new digital projects have been selected from a very competitive field of applicants, along with three flourishing previously online projects for varied audiences. Two of the projects supported from them Digital Media Innovation fund are for children. My Guardian (Toku Taniwha) is an interactive ebook app for 6 to 12 year olds. Using puzzle […]

A new animated pre-school series encouraging kids to explore simple science ideas is the first co-production funded by NZ On Air that is hoping to access the revamped NZ Screen Production Grant scheme. Darwin and Newts will take youngsters on a comical journey of learning as two brothers figure out how stuff works. Under scheme rules […]

NZ On Air has been inundated with creative, innovative stories for audiences on multiple screens and devices attracting a record 109 applications. In total eight web series, most with a strong comedic themes, have been supported. “The calibre was outstanding; we were blown away. We had to make some very hard choices, but we were […]