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Quick Response Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take five weeks. Typically one in four or five applications gets funded. Read more

Reward amount:

$7,500 or less

Closing dates:

23 Oct 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Arts Grants help New Zealand artists, arts practitioners and arts organisations to create and distribute their work. Decisions take 11 weeks and typically one in four applications get funded. Read more

Reward amount:

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

Closing dates:

Contact CNZ

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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

Reward amount:

Up to $50,000

Closing dates:

Closes: 7 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

The International Art Fair Fund supports New Zealand-based visual and craft/object arts dealer galleries to participate in reputable international art fairs. Read more

Reward amount:

Total fund of $100,000 each year

Closing dates:

Always open

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

This fund will support one New Zealand performing arts producer to attend the annual Asian Producers’ Platform Camp in Asia from 2015-2017. The selected producer will attend the seven-day camp to develop their practice, build professional networks and explore opportunities to collaborate. Read more

Reward amount:

Up to $5,000 per year for three years

Closing dates:

Closes: 11 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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

Reward amount:

up to $5000

Closing dates:

Closes: 23 Oct 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

The three year Auckland Diversity Project Fund supports projects that increase arts attendance and participation by Māori, Pacific and Asian communities in the Auckland Region. It also supports art projects for, by and with artists from those communities. Read more

Reward amount:

Up to $100,000

Closing dates:

Closes: 30 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

The First Nations Curators Exchange is a two-stage cultural exchange between Māori and Aboriginal curators. Four established Māori curators will attend Asia Pacific Triennial (APT8) in November 2015 and host a delegation of Aboriginal curators in Aotearoa in 2016. The programme is delivered in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts. Read more

Reward amount:

$2750

Closing dates:

Closes: 18 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

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

Reward amount:

$7,500 or less

Closing dates:

Closes: 23 Oct 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Grants support artists and arts organisations to undertake projects that help to maintain, rebuild or enhance the city's arts infrastructure. Read more

Reward amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

Always open

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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

Reward amount:

$750,000 over 3 years

Closing dates:

Closes: 19 Oct 2015

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

Reward amount:

Mostly under $2,000

Closing dates:

Always open

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Funding is for national and international organisations to commission new, large-scale, collaborative works to mark the First World War centenary (WW100). The works must be presented nationally and internationally during WW100 commemorations from 2014 to July 2019. Read more

Reward amount:

$1.5 million total funding over 3 years

Closing dates:

Closes: 2 Nov 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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

Reward amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

Closes: 23 Oct 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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

Reward amount:

Varies

Closing dates:

Closes: 16 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

Closed applications

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. Read more

Reward amount:

$100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

The Māori Arts Presentation Fund supports touring of quality Ngā Toi Māori (Māori arts) works within New Zealand and building the audiences for Ngā Toi Māori among Māori communities. Read more

Reward amount:

$100,000 in total for at least two projects

Closing dates:

Closed: 7 Apr 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

The Asia Artform Exchange offers New Zealand artists, arts organisations and practitioners the opportunity to build relationships and to increase artistic exchanges with artists/practitioners in targeted territories in Asia. It is open to all artforms. Read more

Reward amount:

Up to $5,000 each for 3 projects

Closing dates:

Closed: 25 May 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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

Reward amount:

Varies

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

The National University of Samoa (NUS) residency offers three months in Apia, Samoa for an established New Zealand artist of Pacific heritage to work on an arts project and develop their potential, skills and practice. Read more

Reward amount:

up to $15,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

Each year, 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

Reward amount:

Up to $16,000 each

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

The Creative New Zealand Choreographic 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

Reward amount:

Up to $100,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .

The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency is an opportunity for a 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. Read more

Reward amount:

$30,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 2 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward amount:

$65,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 28 Aug 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

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

Reward amount:

Funding sum to be confirmed

Closing dates:

Closed: 26 Jun 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .

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

Reward amount:

$20,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 28 Aug 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

This content is tagged as Theatre .

Creative New Zealand is seeking applications for the 2015 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

Reward amount:

$4,000 each (two awards)

Closing dates:

Closed: 27 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

Māori and Pasifika artists needed to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam in May/June 2016. Artists working in a wide range of artforms can exchange skills, knowledge and techniques with artists from Aotearoa and the Pacific in the spirit of whanaungatanga. Read more

Reward amount:

Support to attend the festival

Closing dates:

Closed: 10 Jul 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

Each year the Prime Ministers 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. Read more

Reward amount:

$60,000 in each category

Closing dates:

Closed: 1 May 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward amount:

$10,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

New Zealand performing arts producers and companies are supported to attend performing arts markets and meetings in Asia with the aim of showcasing work and building networks. Read more

Reward amount:

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

Closing dates:

Closed: 1 Jul 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

The International Indigenous Artform Exchange supports projects by Māori artists working collaboratively with other indigenous artists creating new work or redeveloping existing work. It is part of our International Programme. Read more

Reward amount:

$60,00 in total for at least two projects

Closing dates:

Closed: 14 May 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

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

Reward amount:

$40,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

We are seeking proposals from New Zealand organisations or agencies to deliver national publishing internships. The contract for services will be from September 2015 to 30 December 2018. Read more

Reward amount:

$90,000 over three financial years

Closing dates:

Closed: 28 Aug 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward amount:

Up to $25,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

The NZ/KAMS Connection Fund supports performing arts presenters from New Zealand and South Korea to collaborate on new work, share expertise and develop networks. The fund is the result of a partnership between the Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS) and Creative New Zealand. Read more

Reward amount:

4 grants of up to NZ$5000 each

Closing dates:

Closed: 10 Jul 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

The Creative New Zealand Craft/Object Fellowship is awarded biennially to an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice. Read more

Reward amount:

$100,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

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. Read more

Reward amount:

$35,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 26 Jun 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward amount:

$30,000 for up to two grants

Closing dates:

Closed: 28 Aug 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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

Reward amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

Closed: 6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

We are seeking proposals from a single provider to manage and deliver initiatives that develop international markets for New Zealand literature. Read more

Reward amount:

Up to $593,750 over three years

Closing dates:

Closed: 21 Aug 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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. Read more

Reward amount:

Varies by award

Closing dates:

Closed: 8 May 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

The Sector Development Incentive Fund (SDIF) provides incentives for arts organisations to work together on activities beyond those in an annual programme, thus encouraging and supporting sector-wide development. Read more

Reward amount:

Varies

Closing dates:

Closed: 4 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership) Investment Programme supports well-run, financially sound organisations to deliver excellent programmes of activity that fulfil specific key roles in New Zealand’s arts infrastructure. Read more

Reward amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

Closed: 8 May 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment Programme) offers support to New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, groups and organisations for 1-3 years to support a regular or continuous programmes of activities. Read more

Reward amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

Closed: 8 May 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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