By Ruci Farrell - firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's Pacific Heritage Arts Summit will be critically important to shaping the future of Pacific arts and determining funding for the next five years.
Creative New Zealand is inviting Pacific artists to contribute their thoughts on the long-term strategic plan at the summit in Wellington next month.
Pacific Arts Council spokesperson, Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, says Pacific artists have excelled themselves and forged a global reputation for New Zealand.
"What we want to do is to look at how important it is that Pacific artists are supported, the huge contribution that they bring to New Zealand but also to the world and how they can be supported to contribute more and to be acknowledged in that New Zealand Pacific identity which is global now."
Luamanuvao Winnie Laban. Photo/ Creative NZ.