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    • All Artforms
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 30 Jan . 2015

    Quick Response Grant

    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 

    • All Artforms
    • $65,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Arts Grant

    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 

    • All Artforms
    • $1.5 million total funding over 3 years | 
    • Closes: 2 Feb . 2015

    First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-commissioning Fund

    Creative New Zealand is offering funding to commission First World War centenary collaborative arts projects of high artistic merit. More information 

    • Literature
    • $40,000 | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Berlin Writers' Residency

    This residency is available for an established writer to work on an approved project for up to eleven months in Berlin, Germany. The residency covers travel to and accommodation in Berlin, a monthly stipend and incidentals. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • based on application | 
    • Closes: 8 May . 2015

    Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment Programme

    This programme offers investment support for between one and three years to assist New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and organisations. Projects approved can start from 1 January 2016. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • based on application | 
    • Always open

    Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Grant

    As Christchurch rebuilds we are supporting artists and arts organisations to undertake projects that will help to invigorate the redevelopment of the city. More information 

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • mentoring to the value of $5000 | 
    • Closes: 30 Jan . 2015

    Tohunga Tukunga Mentoring Programme

    This programme supports Tohunga to pass on their knowledge and skills to senior Māori artists.

    It supports the preservation and transmission of traditional Māori arts knowledge and practice, by funding mentoring relationships between Tohunga and Tukunga. More information 

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • $100,000 (in total for 2015) which will support at least two tours  | 
    • Closes: 7 Apr . 2015

    Māori Arts Presentation Fund

    The Fund is to support touring of quality Ngā Toi Māori (Māori arts) works within New Zealand, and to build the audiences for Ngā Toi Māori among Māori communities. More information 

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • $65,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Toi Ake

    Offered since 2005, Toi Ake is a funding initiative tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based roopu and maata waka to cultivate and retain heritage Ngā Toi Māori. More information 

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 30 Jan . 2015

    Toi tipu Toi rea – emerging Māori artist grant

    The Toi tipu Toi rea funding initiative supports emerging Māori artists. It was created following a review of the Māori arts sector in 2012.

    Up to four Toi tipu Toi rea grants of up to $7,500 each may be offered in any one Quick Response Grant round.  More information 

    • Literature
    • worth $60,000 in each category | 
    • Closes: 1 May . 2015

    The Prime Ministers Awards for Literature

    These awards recognise notable literary achievement and are offered to writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature. Individuals and organisations are invited to nominate writers for these awards. More information 

    • Music
    • $16,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarships

    To enable young musicians to undertake study or gain further musical experience at a tertiary institution in NZ or overseas. Established in 2011 with interest from the estate of the late Mr Brent Lewis. Up to $16,000 is available to support up to two 12-month scholarships each year. More information 

    • Multi Artform
    • $100,000 (over two years) | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Michael King Writers' Fellowship

    This fellowship is available to established New Zealand authors of any literary genre with a significant publication record. It is offered annually for writers working on a major project which will take two years or more to complete. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • $300,000 p.a fund maximum | 
    • Closes: 27 Feb . 2015

    Sector Development Incentives Fund

    This fund encourages and supports sector-wide development by incentivising organisations to work together. Organisations and individuals funded through the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme and the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme can submit proposals to this fund. More information 

    • Multi Artform
    • $100,000 fund total per annum | 
    • Always open

    International Art Fair Fund

    The International Art Fair Fund is designed to support New Zealand based visual and craft/object arts dealer galleries to participate in reputable international art fairs. More information 

    • Literature
    • Variable depending on project | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Louis Johnson New Writers' Bursary

    This opportunity is for published writers at an early stage of their career. The annual Louis Johnson New Writers’ Bursary was set up in 1989 with a bequest from New Zealand writer Louis Johnson’s estate. More information 

    • Pacific arts
    • Up to $10,000 each Quick Response Grant round | 
    • Closes: 30 Jan . 2015

    Moana Community Grants

    The Moana Community Grants are available to support and develop Pacific heritage arts in small regional towns and communities outside of Auckland and Wellington.

    Heritage arts include the artistic expressions and forms that reflect a particular cultural tradition practiced by a Pacific Island group or nation. More information 

    • Pacific arts
    • up to $15,000 for travel costs, expenses and accommodation | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Creative New Zealand and the National University of Samoa Artist in Residence 2015

    A three-month artist residency in Apia, Samoa is open to all established artists of Pacific Island heritage resident in New Zealand. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • based on application | 
    • Closes: 8 May . 2015

    Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts leadership) investment

    Designed for well-run, financially sound organisations to deliver excellent programmes of activity that fulfil specific key roles in New Zealand’s arts infrastructure. More information 

    • Dance
    • Funding sum to be confirmed | 
    • Closes: 26 Jun . 2015

    Tup Lang Choreographic Award

    This award is to promote and encourage choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance and was established in 1999 with the interest from a bequest by Mrs Lang. Choreographers or contemporary dance groups are automatically considered for this annual award, but priority will be given to proposals involving the work of emerging choreographers. More information 

    • Pacific arts
    • $30,000 for up to two grants | 
    • Closes: 28 Aug . 2015

    Kava New Leaders grants

    Kava New Leaders grants support established practitioners of Pacific heritage arts to pass on their knowledge and skills to potential new leaders in their artform.

    Heritage arts include the artistic expressions and forms that reflect a particular cultural tradition(s) practiced by a Pacific Island group or nation. More information 

    • Music
    • $10,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Butland/Creative New Zealand Music Scholarship

    To provide talented young musicians with opportunities to further their performance studies overseas. More information 

    • Music
    • $10,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Jack McGill Music Scholarship

    Young music practitioners wanting to further their music studies overseas are invited to apply for this scholarship. While the scholarship is open to all instrumentalists and singers, priority will be given to pianists. More information 

    • Music
    • $25,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship

    Open to New Zealand composers wanting to further their studies overseas. Up to $25,000 is available from the fund to support one or two composers per year. More information 

    • Multi Artform
    •  | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency

    This residency provides an opportunity for a New Zealand writer (in any genre) of pacific heritage to work on a project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history. The residency is three months long and based at the Centre for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii. More information 

    • Craft/object
    • $100,000 | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship 2015

    The Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship honours the achievements of an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer. 

    You may apply if you are working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including Ngā Toi Māori and Pacific arts.   More information 

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