Our creative partnership with Latin America
Latin America encompasses 19 countries and a population of almost 650 million. Its people come from various ancestries and ethnic groups, making the region one of the most culturally diverse in the world. The partnership between Aotearoa New Zealand’s and Latin America's creative economies dates back many years. One of the earliest recorded examples of this engagement is Portrait of Mexico, which was a major exhibition that toured Aotearoa New Zealand museums in 1972. Since then, thousands of New Zealanders have benefited from the increasing volume and quality of exhibitions, festivals, theatre, dance, books, film, music, software, games, digitalized content and research and development that New Zealanders are developing with their Latin American creative counterparts.
Creative Collaborations is a curated survey of the partnership between Aotearoa New Zealand’s and Latin America's creative economies.
It showcases the projects, people and institutions at the forefront of our creative engagement with Latin America. By sharing the diversity and prosperity of these partnerships, Creative Collaborations aims to spark new relationships and creative initiatives.
On this website, we present creative projects, people, institutions, resources and events via four overarching themes: Heritage, Arts, Media and Design. You can also filter the content by country, or to find projects involving indigenous creatives.
Find out more about how we select the projects people, institutions, resources and events to feature in Creative Collaborations.
We hope you find this platform inspiring and informative and that it supports you to develop your own connections and realise your own creative collaborations.
Creative Collaborations has been developed by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence, with support from Dr. Lee Davidson, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, Dr Claudio Aguayo, Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau Auckland University of Technology, alys longley, University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau and Dr Zara Stanhope, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
We acknowledge and thank the many other people who have helped us develop this wonderful resource.
Latin America Centre of Asia–Pacific Excellence
The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence is committed to enhancing Aotearoa New Zealand’s connectivity with Latin America. Through a range of innovative programmes, we foster economic interest in Latin American markets, deepen educational connections with academic institutions, and support the cultural capability of New Zealander's developing relationships with the region.