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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 

    • Pacific arts
    • Varies by award | 
    • Closes: 26 Jun . 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 six 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 

    • All Artforms
    • 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 

    • Ngā toi Māori
    • mentoring to the value of $5000 | 
    • Closes: 26 Jun . 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 

    • 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 

    • 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 are being 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 

    • 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 

    • Multi Artform
    • up to $3,000 per delegate or up to $10,000 per company to showcase  | 
    • Closes: 1 Jul . 2015

    Asian Performing Arts Markets Travel Fund 2015/16

    The Asian Performing Arts Markets Travel Fund supports New Zealand performing arts producers/companies to attend strategic performing arts markets and meetings in targeted territories in Asia, with a potential opportunity to also present a showcase at one of these markets.

    It is expected that between three to six producers/companies will be supported through this round of funding. More information 

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