Carla Van Zon

participation in

  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007

Carla van Zon is the International Manager at the Arts Council of New Zealand (Creative NZ).

Before joining Creative NZ she was the Artistic Director of New Zealand's biggest cultural event, the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Involved in the Festival since 1989, Carla took on the role of Artistic Director in April 2000, having successfully led the Festival as Executive Director since 1996.

The 1996, 1998 and 2000 Festivals thrived with Carla in the role of Executive Director when she led it into the black for the first time, earning the Festival the Dominion Gold Award 2001 for outstanding contribution to the Wellington economy.

Carla was made an Officer of the Order of New Zealand for services to the arts in 2001 and Arts Wellingtonian of the Year in 2005.

Carla Van Zon

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