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.

 An eye-catching mural painted by children from Wellington and Yokohama in Kilbirnie depicts the friendship between New Zealand and Japan.

The project is part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation's 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Arts & Community