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Helping New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take five weeks and typically one in four or five applications get funded. Read more

Amount:

Up to $7,500

Closing dates:

9 Nov 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to city and district councils for distributing in their area. The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year. Applications are made directly to your local council and closing dates vary. Read more

Amount:

Mostly under $2,000

Closing dates:

Always open

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

The Tohunga Tukunga mentoring programme offers funding to help preserve and pass on contemporary and traditional Ngā Toi Māori (Māori arts) knowledge and practice. Three mentoring opportunities are available in each of the three annual funding rounds. Read more

Amount:

up to $5000

Closing dates:

9 Nov 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

The Toi Tipu Toi Rea is a grant to support Māori artists or practitioners, at an early stage of their career, to undertake an arts project. Read more

Amount:

Up to $7,500

Closing dates:

9 Nov 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

This fund supports the development of new, high-quality New Zealand work for presentation in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

$250,000 total fund over two rounds

Closing dates:

19 Oct 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

This fund supports the international presentation and showcasing of high-quality work. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000 for international presentation. Up to $30,000 for showcasing at a market.

Closing dates:

19 Oct 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

Supporting New Zealand-based dealer galleries and craft/object designers and companies to participate in reputable international art fairs. This fund focuses on increasing the sale of New Zealand craft/object and visual artworks in offshore markets. Read more

Amount:

80% of booth fees – up to $10,000 for Australian fairs, and $20,000 for fairs elsewhere

Closing dates:

15 Feb 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .
This content is tagged as Visual arts .

The Moana Community Grants support and develop Pacific heritage arts (artistic expressions and forms reflecting a particular Pasifika cultural tradition) in regional towns and communities outside of Auckland and Wellington. Read more

Amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

9 Nov 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .
This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

This fund supports arts organisations to diversify their income, increase support from donors and business partnerships and develop their fundraising capability. It is part of the Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme for investment clients. Read more

Amount:

Fund total $100,000

Closing dates:

25 Feb 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

Selected arts organisations can apply for funding towards the salary costs of a fundraising staff placement. The fund is the result of a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North. Read more

Amount:

Up $50,000 per successful applicant

Closing dates:

5 Apr 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

To support New Zealand artists and practitioners, across all art forms, to research and scope collaborative projects with artists and practitioners in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

A maximum of $6,000 per application

Closing dates:

19 Oct 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

A three year initiative to support arts organisations to build innovation into their regular practice. This opportunity is open to clients of Creative New Zealand’s Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes. Read more

Amount:

up to $100,000 per organisation per application. Total available budget per round is $450k.

Closing dates:

12 Oct 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Closed applications

Arts Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take 9 weeks and typically one in four applications get funded. Read more

Amount:

up to $65,000

Closing dates:

31 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

This programme along with Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership Investment) provide ongoing funding over several years to support continuous programmes of activity and ongoing infrastructure. Read more

Amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

4 May 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

The annual Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Pacific arts across a range of artforms and career stages. Anyone, including Pacific artists themselves can nominate an artist for an award by email. Extended deadline to 22 June. Read more

Amount:

Varies by award

Closing dates:

22 Jun 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

Toi Ake is a funding initiative tailored to iwi, hapū, whakapapa-based roopu and maata waka to cultivate and retain heritage Ngā Toi Māori — though it does not support restoration projects. Toi Ake is offered twice a year. Read more

Amount:

$65,000

Closing dates:

31 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

Supporting projects by arts organisations that engage with Māori, Pacific and Asian communities in the Auckland Region. Offered in partnership with Foundation North. Read more

Amount:

up to $100,000

Closing dates:

17 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Each year the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement recognise New Zealand writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New Zealanders are invited to submit a nomination. Read more

Amount:

$60,000 in each category

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

The prestigious Berlin Writer's Residency is offered biennially for an established New Zealand writer to work on an approved project in Berlin, Germany for up to eleven months. Read more

Amount:

$40,000

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

This annual award is for young Māori artists who are post-secondary school level and under 25 years of age. It recognises achievement for those at an early stage of their career in the arts. Read more

Amount:

$5,000 each (two awards)

Closing dates:

16 Mar 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

Each year, up to two New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarships enable young musicians to undertake study or gain further musical experience at a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas. Read more

Amount:

$16,000 for up to 2 scholarships

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

The annual Todd New Writer's Bursary allows a promising published writer or presented playwright, at an early stage of their career, to work on an approved project. Read more

Amount:

$20,000

Closing dates:

31 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .
This content is tagged as Pacific arts .
This content is tagged as Theatre .

The annual Louis Johnson New Writer's Bursary provides a stipend that enables a published writer or playwright at an early stage of their career to create a new work. Read more

Amount:

Varies

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .
This content is tagged as Theatre .

This fund supports contemporary Ngā Toi Māori work to tour regions with a significant Māori population. Areas to be toured should be outside Auckland and Wellington central business districts. Read more

Amount:

$150,000 towards at least three projects

Closing dates:

31 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

​The fellowship is awarded every two years to an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer. You may be working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including customary and contemporary Māori and Pasifika craft/object art. Read more

Amount:

$100,000

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

Wild Creations offers a minimum of two artists the chance to experience Department of Conservation environments and/or programmes as inspiration for new art work. Read more

Amount:

$36,000 towards a minimum of two projects

Closing dates:

24 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

The Michael King Writer's Fellowship is for established New Zealand writers from any literary genre, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project. It is offered every two years. Read more

Amount:

$100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

We are seeking proposals for the official New Zealand presentation at the 58th La Biennale di Venezia. The Biennale is the most prestigious event on the international contemporary visual arts calendar. Both curator or artist-led presentations are welcome. Read more

Amount:

Varies

Closing dates:

13 Sep 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership) Investment Programme supports well-run, financially sound organisations that fulfil specific key roles in New Zealand’s arts infrastructure. Organisations funded through this programme collaborate with other arts organisations and provide leadership within the arts sector to deliver benefits to audiences or participants. Read more

Amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

20 May 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

This award promotes and encourages choreography in New Zealand contemporary dance, and especially the work of emerging choreographers. It was established in 1999 from a bequest by Mrs Lang. Read more

Amount:

up to $7,500

Closing dates:

22 Jun 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .

This residency is in partnership with the National University of Samoa. It offers three months in Apia, Samoa for a mid-career or established New Zealand artist of Pacific heritage to work on an arts project and develop their potential, skills and practice. Read more

Amount:

$15,000

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

Kava New Leaders Grants support established practitioners of Pacific heritage arts to pass on their knowledge and skills to up to three potential new leaders in their artform. Read more

Amount:

$30,000 for up to two grants

Closing dates:

31 Aug 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

Stage Two of the Asia Artform Exchange Fund offers New Zealand artists, arts organisations and practitioners the opportunity to build relationships and to increase artistic exchange with artists/practitioners in targeted territories in Asia. This opportunity is open to those who have successfully completed Stage One of the programme. Read more

Amount:

$45,000 (total) to support up to two projects

Closing dates:

23 May 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

The Jack McGill Music Scholarship supports young music practitioners who wish to further their music studies overseas. Priority is given to pianists. Read more

Amount:

up to $10,000

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

This residency supports a New Zealand artist to live and work in Berlin at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for up to twelve months from October 2018. Read more

Amount:

$40,000

Closing dates:

1 Sep 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship is open to outstanding New Zealand composers wanting to further their studies overseas. Read more

Amount:

Up to $30,600

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

This fellowship is awarded to an established choreographer who has already produced a significant body of work for a choreographic project and/or programme of activity. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .

New Zealand performing arts producers and companies are supported to attend performing arts markets in Asia with the aim of exploring presentation opportunities and building networks. Read more

Amount:

Up to $3,500 per delegate or $25,000 per company

Closing dates:

20 Jul 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

DEADLINE EXTENDED. This residency is an opportunity for a mid-career or senior Pacific writer from New Zealand to work on a project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai'i in Manoa, Honolulu. All queries and applications are managed by Fulbright New Zealand. This annual opportunity is a partnership between Creative New Zealand, Fulbright New Zealand and the University of Hawai'i. Read more

Amount:

$30,000

Closing dates:

9 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .
This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

Support for Māori artists to collaborate with international indigenous artists in creating new work or re-developing an existing work. It's an opportunity to exchange ideas, artistic techniques and cultural practices. Read more

Amount:

$75,000 in total for a minimum of two projects

Closing dates:

23 May 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

The Butland Music Scholarship provides talented young musicians with opportunities to further their performance studies overseas. Read more

Amount:

up to $4,000

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

An artistic exchange pilot bringing together artists from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Scotland in Edinburgh during the festivals in August 2017. This peer-led programme encourages new ways of working and the development of collaborative projects. Read more

Amount:

$3,200 towards travel (plus accommodation & show tickets)

Closing dates:

29 May 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Assisting New Zealand contemporary jewellers to attend Schmuck and associated events in Munich between 7 and 13 March 2018. Read more

Amount:

$3000 plus accommodation

Closing dates:

1 Dec 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

Supporting market-ready performing artists and producers to build relationships and explore exchange opportunities with industry peers from Asia and Australia. Performing Asia is part of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Brisbane during February 2018. Read more

Amount:

NZ$3,300 towards travel, accommodation, and event registration.

Closing dates:

3 Nov 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

This new programme helps first time Australia Performing Arts Market (APAM) attendees get the most out of this important market for contemporary performing arts professionals in the Asia Pacific region. We are offering support for up to four New Zealand artists/producers to participate in February 2018. Read more

Amount:

NZ$2,500 towards travel, accommodation and registration.

Closing dates:

3 Nov 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

A three week residency in Taipei bringing together performing, experimental and multidisciplinary artists from the Asia-Pacific region. You’ll get to extend your artistic practice and work collaboratively with a new network of artists. Read more

Amount:

$5000 for one artist

Closing dates:

6 Apr 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

One-on-one mentoring with international experts for artists/companies or independent producers that have international touring experience. Your work must encompass children’s theatre or physical theatre, dance, or new theatrical formats. Read more

Amount:

Mentoring

Closing dates:

1 Dec 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .
This content is tagged as Multi-disciplinary .
This content is tagged as Theatre .

A platform run by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority bringing together performing arts producers and programmers. Participants will examine the regional variations in artistic practice, audiences, and arts ecologies with a particular focus on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Read more

Amount:

$3,200 towards travel, accommodation and registration.

Closing dates:

23 Mar 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .
This content is tagged as Music .
This content is tagged as Theatre .

A new opportunity supporting up to four NZ performing arts practitioners to travel to Edinburgh in August. They will build their capability by gaining experience of the Edinburgh festivals, viewing international work and building relationships with international artists, producers and presenters. Read more

Amount:

$3,200 towards international travel (plus accommodation and festival tickets)

Closing dates:

25 May 2018

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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