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.

Inspired by makeshift structures in Cambodia's capital of Phnom Penh, artist Xin Cheng led a series of creative workshops for local groups, based on the idea of "frugal crafts".

What resulted astounded the artist. "How miraculous was what the children came up with, when all I gave them was junk!"

Arts & Community