How decisions are made varies according to the type of grant or opportunity you are applying for.
Arts Grants applications are assessed by:
Quick Response Grants are assessed by Creative New Zealand staff.
Arts Grants and Quick Response Grants are assessed and prioritised by how strongly the application:
We will apply a culturally specific assessment where appropriate – for example, Mātauranga Māori for Ngā Toi Māori applications by Māori, for Māori and the world; and Kaupapa Pasifika for Pasifika arts applications.
Specific parts of your application will be assessed for:
The Creative Communities Scheme is run by the local authority or district council in your area. While Creative New Zealand funds the scheme, funding decisions are made by the local authority. Find out more about the Creative Communities Scheme.
Creative New Zealand runs or administers a wide variety of residencies, fellowships, scholarships and awards and each is assessed differently. Information on how decisions are made in each opportunity can be found in the opportunity's application form and guidelines. To see these, search for an opportunity.
Creative New Zealand runs a number of opportunities for New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to gain international exposure and success. Assessments vary depending on the type of opportunity/programme:
Creative New Zealand invests in arts organisations through two programmes:
Both investment schemes are assessed by Creative New Zealand staff, specialist external assessors and an external advisory panel.
Grants for Toi Ake are assessed in the same way as Arts Grants. Both Creative New Zealand and external assessors for Toi Ake are culturally expert in Mātauranga Māori.