Thursday, March 07, 2013

CNZ grant

The new Chair of Creative New Zealand is Dr Richard Grant an ex diplomat who most recently ran the Asia New Zealand Foundation. On your behalf we spent a couple of hours last night trying to find out his connection to the arts by Googling and making a few calls.

What we found out about the new Chair of CNZ:

He has a “strong understanding of Crown governance”
He had a “distinguished diplomatic career”
He has been a member of the Arts Council for eight months
He thinks “Creative New Zealand does important work in developing New Zealand's cultural strengths”
He is a strong advocate of strengthening our ties with Asia

We found nothing about any involvement in art of any form except for this sentence at the end of the official media release. “He has a strong interest in arts and culture.”

Exciting times for the arts.