Arts and Community

Each year, our arts programme helps bring tens of thousands of New Zealanders in contact with the cultural traditions of Asia. We help organise and fund Asia-related events such as the Chinese Lantern Festival, Diwali and the Southeast Asian Night Market and support artists’ residencies and professional development in Asia.

Ben Buchanan, known for his vinyl art works, discovered he didn't have the corner on the market when he went to Bengaluru on an artist's residency.

"What I do as a kind of idiosyncratic art practice was in Bangalore a regular job for some people."

Arts & Community