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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: 5 Sep . 2014

    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 

    • 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 

    • 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
    • $65,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 5 Sep . 2014

    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 

    • Multi Artform
    • $20,000 | 
    • Closes: 5 Sep . 2014

    The Todd New Writers’ Bursary

    This opportunity is for published writers or presented playwrights at an early stage of their career. Applicants for an Arts Grant in the September round are automatically considered for this bursary. More information 

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

    International Art Fair Fund pilot

    The International Art Fair Fund pilot 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
    • $300,000 p.a fund maximum | 
    • Closes: 5 Sep . 2014

    Sector Development Incentives Fund

    Creative New Zealand is calling for development proposals from organisations and individuals with funding agreements through the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme and the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme. More information 

    • Pacific arts
    • $30,000 for up to two grants | 
    • Closes: 5 Sep . 2014

    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 

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Applications open for graphic novelist and comic artist exchange

Literature22 Jul . 2014

Applications are invited from graphic novelists and comic artists who wish to participate in a residential exchange between Taiwan and New Zealand. The exchange will enable… Read more 

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Multi Artform5 Jun . 2014

New Zealand curators will sample some of Asia’s most dynamic contemporary art scenes on a tour run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation in partnership with Creative New… Read more