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Here is an interesting project that aims to help preserve and pass on Pacific heritage arts in New Zealand…
Creative New Zealand, a national arts development agency and advocate for the arts in New Zealand, have started a special project to build a database of knowledge-holders who can then be engaged in special projects and initiatives through which they can pass their heritage arts on to younger generations. The goal of the project is to identify, record and map the knowledge-holders of Pacific heritage arts in New Zealand and across the major Island groups.
As Caren Rangi, Creative New Zealand Arts Council Pacific representative, states “Heritage arts are a fundamental way for Pasifika people to express the values, perspectives and attitudes that make their communities unique.”
The database is slated to be developed by November, 2014.
Here is the short article.
Learn more about Creative New Zealand.