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    • All Artforms
    • $7,500 or less | 
    • Closes: 30 Jan . 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 

    • All Artforms
    • $1.5 million total funding over 3 years | 
    • Closes: 2 Feb . 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 | 
    • 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 

    • 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 

    • Music
    • $16,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarships

    To enable young musicians to undertake study or gain further musical experience at a tertiary institution in NZ or overseas. Established in 2011 with interest from the estate of the late Mr Brent Lewis. Up to $16,000 is available to support up to two 12-month scholarships each year. More information 

    • All Artforms
    • $300,000 p.a fund maximum | 
    • Closes: 27 Feb . 2015

    Sector Development Incentives Fund

    This fund encourages and supports sector-wide development by incentivising organisations to work together. Organisations and individuals funded through the Toi Tōtara Haemata programme and the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme can submit proposals to this fund. More information 

    • Music
    • $10,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Butland/Creative New Zealand Music Scholarship

    To provide talented young musicians with opportunities to further their performance studies overseas. More information 

    • Music
    • $25,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship

    Open to New Zealand composers wanting to further their studies overseas. Up to $25,000 is available from the fund to support one or two composers per year. More information 

    • Music
    • $10,000 or less | 
    • Closes: 6 Mar . 2015

    Jack McGill Music Scholarship

    Young music practitioners wanting to further their music studies overseas are invited to apply for this scholarship. While the scholarship is open to all instrumentalists and singers, priority will be given to pianists. More information 

    • Music
    • $50,000 fund total per annum for 2015 and 2016.  | 
    • Closes: 23 Jan . 2015

    Sistema-based Pilot Fund

    Emerging and recently established Sistema-based programmes are invited to apply for this two-year pilot fund.   More information 

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