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    • All Artforms
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 31 Oct . 2014

    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: 27 Feb . 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
    • 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: 31 Oct . 2014

    Tohunga Tukunga Mentoring Programme

    This programme supports Tohunga to pass on their knowledge and skills to senior Māori artists. Applicants must be Māori artists who have attained and demonstrated a high level of creativity and excellence, possess an in-depth knowledge of their specialist artform/s, and whose abilities and skills would be enhanced by a one-to-one partnership with a Tohunga. More information 

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 31 Oct . 2014

    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.

    Applicants can apply by making a Quick Response Grant application. 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 

    • 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 

    • All Artforms
    • $750,000 total funding over 3 years | 
    • Closes: 20 Oct . 2014

    Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund 2014

    We are offering funding to support the commissioning of New Zealand work to be presented in both New Zealand and in Asia. More information 

    • Pacific arts
    • Up to $10,000 each Quick Response Grant round | 
    • Closes: 31 Oct . 2014

    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 

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NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program

Multi Artform18 Aug . 2014

The NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the… Read more 

Seeking further nominations for Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014

Creative New Zealand28 Jul . 2014

Creative New Zealand is seeking further nominations in two categories for its 2014 Arts Pasifika Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New… Read more