Our investment programmes

The Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment programme and the Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership) Investment programme provide ongoing funding over several years to artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to support continuous programmes of activity and ongoing infrastructure.

These complementary programmes provide the arts sector with stability, while at the same time giving us the flexibility to respond to changing needs and opportunities.

A visual comparison

Comparison of investment programmes graph.

Toi Uru Kahikatea programme

This programme provides support to established New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, groups and arts organisations for periods of one to three years, to do one or more of the following:

  • develop creative and professional skills, resources and networks – for example, through workshops, mentoring programmes, internships, wānanga, fono, seminars and symposiums
  • develop, present, tour and/or distribute New Zealand arts to a wide range of  audiences within New Zealand, or overseas – for example, through developing and presenting exhibitions, presenting concerts or a season of works, touring one or more productions, or publishing a number of titles by New Zealand writers
  • strengthen the organisational development of New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, groups and arts organisations.

More about Toi Uru Kahikatea including how to apply

Toi Tōtara Haemata programme

This programme invests for periods from two to five years in well run, financially sound arts organisations that play key roles in creating, presenting, distributing or encouraging participation in high quality New Zealand arts experiences.

In 2015 Creative New Zealand is requesting proposals for three key roles in Craft/Object Arts, Literature and Visual Arts. This RFP is currently open until 8 May 2015.

More information about the RFP and how to apply