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    • All Artforms
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 26 Jun . 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 | 
    • 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 after 1 January 2016. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • up to Up to $5,000 each for 3 applications | 
    • Closes: 25 May . 2015

    Asia Artform Exchange Fund

    The Asia Artform Exchange is a new initiative for New Zealand artists, arts organisations and practitioners across all artforms to research and develop collaborative projects with artists and practitioners in targeted territories in Asia.  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 

    • 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 

    • Multi Artform
    • up to $3,200 | 
    • Closes: 5 May . 2015

    Momentum NZ

    This programme aims to build relationships between New Zealand, Scottish, United Kingdom and international artists, producers, curators and cultural partners in Edinburgh, the world’s leading festival city. The goal is increased collaboration, artistic exchange and international presentation opportunities.

    Selected delegates will be able to take advantage of a range of activities, from bespoke itinerary planning and access to in-demand shows, and exhibitions to high-level meetings with relevant cultural figures, including directly engaging with the directors of Edinburgh’s twelve major festivals and arts organisations. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • $750,000 total funding over 3 years | 
    • Closes: 18 May . 2015

    Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund 2015

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

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • $60,000 for 2-3 applications | 
    • Closes: 14 May . 2015

    International indigenous art form exchange

    The International Indigenous Art Form Exchange supports Māori artists working collaboratively with other indigenous artists.

    This initiative is part of Creative New Zealand’s wider International Cultural Exchange Programme, which supports Māori and international indigenous artists exchanging artistic skills and practice within a cultural context.

    Indigenous exchange was a major theme to come out of a review of the Māori arts sector in 2012. 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
    • 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 

    • 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 

    • 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 

    • Literature
    • $35,000 | 
    • Closes: 26 Jun . 2015

    The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

    Applications will be sought from established writers across all genres of creative writing e.g. fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction, children’s fiction and playwrighting. The amount offered will cover return travel to France and living and accommodation expenses. More information 

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