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Arts Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take 10 weeks and typically one in four applications get funded. Read more

Amount:

$65,000 (in exceptional circumstances applicants can apply for more)

Closing dates:

1 Sep 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Quick Response Grants help 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 gets funded. Online applications open six weeks before the closing date. Read more

Amount:

Up to $7,500

Closing dates:

30 Jun 2017

3 Nov 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Each year Creative New Zealand provides Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) funding to city and district councils throughout New Zealand to distribute in their area. The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year. 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:

30 Jun 2017

3 Nov 2017

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:

30 Jun 2017

3 Nov 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

The Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment programme offers funding to New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations for 1-3 years to support regular or continuous programmes of activity. There is a two-step application process. If you did not register your interest to apply by 7 December 2016, you are not eligible to apply to the Toi Uru Kahikatea Investments Programme in 2017. Read more

Amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

12 May 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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:

1 Sep 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

Creative New Zealand is seeking applications for the 2017 Ngā Manu Pīrere awards. Two awards worth $4,000 each are offered every year to young Māori artists who are post-secondary school level and under 25 years of age. It is to recognise achievement for those who are at an early stage of their career in the arts. Read more

Amount:

$4,000 each (two awards)

Closing dates:

31 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

Each year the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement recognise notable literary achievement by New Zealand writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New Zealanders are invited to submit a nomination (see sections 1, 2 and 3 below). Read more

Amount:

$60,000 in each category

Closing dates:

7 Apr 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

The International Art Fair Fund is aimed at increasing the sale of New Zealand craft/object and visual artworks in offshore markets. It supports New Zealand-based dealer galleries and craft/object designers and companies to participate in reputable international art fairs. Read more

Amount:

Total of $120,000 for 4 rounds per year

Closing dates:

1 Jun 2017

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:

30 Jun 2017

3 Nov 2017

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:

1 Sep 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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

Amount:

Up to $20,000 per applicant

Closing dates:

9 Jun 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Selected arts organisations can apply for funding towards salary costs of a fundraising staff placement. It's a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North and one of the initiatives in Creative New Zealand’s Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme. The Fund is offered annually and is available for three years (2017, 2018 and 2019). Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000 per applicant

Closing dates:

28 Apr 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Closed applications

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 .

The Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund offers funding to support the commissioning of New Zealand work to be presented in both New Zealand and Asia. Read more

Amount:

$150,000 over two rounds

Closing dates:

17 Oct 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

​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 .

Each year the Arts Pasifika Awards recognise excellence in Pacific artists across a range of artforms and across a range of stages in the artists’ careers. Artists can nominate themselves for an award or someone else can nominate an artist. Make a nomination by emailing an official nomination form to Nikhat.Moulvi@creativenz.govt.nz. Details below. Read more

Amount:

Varies by award

Closing dates:

27 May 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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:

30 Sep 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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 two scholarships

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

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

Amount:

Varies

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

The Māori Arts Presentation Fund supports the touring of contemporary Ngā Toi Māori work to regional and local communities with a high Māori population. Areas to be toured should be outside of Auckland and Wellington central business districts. Read more

Amount:

$80,000 in total for at least two projects

Closing dates:

14 Oct 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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:

2 Sep 2016

Artforms funded:

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

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 .

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 .

This fund supports the international presentation of high quality work that directly results from specific initiatives managed by our international team. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000

Closing dates:

24 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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 industry 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 .

The Tup Lang Choreographic 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:

Funding sum to be confirmed

Closing dates:

26 Jun 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .

Creative New Zealand is seeking proposals for the official New Zealand presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale. The Venice 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:

16 Sep 2015

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 $12,000

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

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:

$10,000

Closing dates:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

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:

10 Mar 2017

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship is for an established creative writer to spend three months or more in Menton in southern France to work on a project or projects. The fellowship is administered by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and the selection process is supported by Creative New Zealand. Read more

Amount:

$35,000

Closing dates:

23 Sep 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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 .

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 .

This residency supports a New Zealand artist to live and work in Berlin at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for up to twelve months from October 2016. Read more

Amount:

$40,000

Closing dates:

12 Nov 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

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 $3,000 per delegate or $10,000 per company

Closing dates:

8 Jul 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

Momentum is an international delegate programme which takes place in Edinburgh every August. It is delivered through a partnership between British Council Scotland, Festivals Edinburgh and Creative Scotland. This opportunity will support up to six New Zealand arts practitioners to participate in Momentum 2016 (15-21 August), providing a platform to build relationships with artists, producers, curators and cultural partners from Scotland, the United Kingdom and internationally. Read more

Amount:

NZ$3,200 towards travel to Edinburgh (plus six nights' accommodation & a contribution towards tickets)

Closing dates:

29 Apr 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

An opportunity for New Zealand performing arts presenters or venues to increase artistic exchange between artists/practitioners in New Zealand and South Korea. Stage two support is available for the creation of a new work or the redevelopment of an existing work developed as a result of stage one. Read more

Amount:

up to $75,000

Closing dates:

29 Jul 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

This fund supports New Zealand artists and practitioners across all artforms to research and develop collaborative projects with artists and practitioners in targeted territories in Asia. Read more

Amount:

Up to $5,000 each for six applications

Closing dates:

17 Oct 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

To assist a New Zealand craft/object art curator to attend the Internationale Handwerksmesse and associated events in Munich between 8 and 14 March 2017. Read more

Amount:

$4000

Closing dates:

2 Dec 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

Assisting New Zealand contemporary jewellers to attend Schmuck and associated events in Munich between 8 and 14 March 2017. Please note our application portal is down for maintenance between 5pm Friday 25/11/2016 to 8am Monday 28/11/2016. Read more

Amount:

$4000

Closing dates:

2 Dec 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

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