Literature

  • New Zealand illustrators in a combined exhibition in Germany. Photograph of Exhibition opening. More about this project

  • Photos - Left: Maui Te Pou & mokopuna, Matahi Valley. Right: Tuhoe - Portrait of a Nation book cover. Photos by Peter James Quinn.

  • Winners 2013 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement

    From left: Martin Edmond for non-fiction, Michele Leggott for poetry and Owen Marshall for fiction. Photo: Neil Mackenzie.

  • Emerging New Zealand writers Ellie Catton, Hamish Clayton and Craig Cliff at a book-signing as part of the NZ International Arts Festival 2012. Photo: Robert Catto.

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Funding Opportunities

Quick Response Grant

Value: $7,500 or less | Closes: 31 Oct . 2014
Quick Response Grants are our most common form of funding. They are awarded in three rounds per year and available to all artforms. As our smallest and most numerous opportunity Quick Response Grants are a great place to start if you are new to Creative New Zealand Funding. More information

Arts Grant

Value: $65,000 or less | Closes: 27 Feb . 2015
Arts Grants are awarded in two rounds per year and are available to all artforms. They offer more funding than Quick Response Grants, but take longer for us to assess. More information

Latest Artist Showcases

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    Terence Fitzgibbon

    New Zealand Illustrators in a Combined Exhibition in Germany
    Grant type: Quick response grant
    Amount recieved: $2,000 Read more

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    The Big Idea

    back to the source | hoki ki nga waiora
    Grant type: Arts development investment
    Amount recieved: $5,000 Read more

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    Michelanne Forster

    The Michael King/ University of Auckland Writer's Fellowship
    Grant type: Fellowship, Award, Residency
    Amount recieved: $20,000 Read more