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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: 6 Mar . 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 

    • Literature
    • $40,000 | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Berlin Writers' Residency

    This residency is available for an established writer to work on an approved project for up to eleven months in Berlin, Germany. The residency covers travel to and accommodation in Berlin, a monthly stipend and incidentals. 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 from 1 January 2016. 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
    • $100,000 (over two years) | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Michael King Writers' Fellowship

    This fellowship is available to established New Zealand authors of any literary genre with a significant publication record. It is offered annually for writers working on a major project which will take two years or more to complete. More information 

    • Literature
    • Variable depending on project | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Louis Johnson New Writers' Bursary

    This opportunity is for published writers at an early stage of their career. The annual Louis Johnson New Writers’ Bursary was set up in 1989 with a bequest from New Zealand writer Louis Johnson’s estate. 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 

    • 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 

Latest Funding News

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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