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    • All Artforms
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 23 Oct . 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: 28 Aug . 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 Nov . 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 

    • 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 

    • 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 

    • 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 

    • Multi Artform
    • up to NZ$5,000 each for 4 applications | 
    • Closes: 10 Jul . 2015

    NZ/KAMS Connection Fund

    The NZ/KAMS Connection Fund is a new initiative for New Zealand performing arts presenters to promote long-term creative exchanges and programming between New Zealand and South Korea.  More information 

    • Multi Artform
    • support to attend the Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 | 
    • Closes: 10 Jul . 2015

    Aotearoa delegation to 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (Guam 2016)

    Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from Māori and Pasifika artists to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam from 22 May to 4 June 2016.

    Artists working in a wide range of artforms can exchange artistic skills, knowledge and techniques with other artists from Aotearoa and the Pacific in the spirit of whanaungatanga.

    Groups, individuals and organisations are welcome to apply. More information 

    • Pacific arts
    • $4,000 | 
    • Closes: 6 Jul . 2015

    Arts Pasifika Awards 2015 - Iosefa Enari Memorial Award ($4,000) extended deadline

    Creative New Zealand is seeking further nominations for the Iosefa Enari Memorial Award category ($4,000) for the 2015 Arts Pasifika Awards.

    The Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards have been offered annually since 1996 to celebrate excellence in Pacific arts in New Zealand. The awards are an opportunity for the public to nominate both senior and emerging New Zealand-based Pacific Island artists who characterise the richness and diversity of Pacific culture in this country.

    Find previous winners on our website. More information 

    • Literature
    • up to $593,750 over three years | 
    • Closes: 21 Aug . 2015

    Request for Proposals: International Market Development Initiatives for Literature 2015 – 2018

    We are seeking proposals from a single provider to manage and deliver initiatives that develop international markets for New Zealand literature. The Required Services would be provided from the commencement of a contract with Creative New Zealand from November 2015 until 30 June 2018. More information 

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