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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. Applications open six weeks before the closing date. Read more

Reward amount:

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

Closing dates:

2 Sep 2016

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

Reward amount:

Up to $7,500

Closing dates:

4 Nov 2016

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 .

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:

4 Nov 2016

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

Reward amount:

Up to $7,500

Closing dates:

4 Nov 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

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:

2 Sep 2016

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. The call for applications will open on 28 July 2016. Read more

Reward amount:

Up to $100,000 per application

Closing dates:

30 Sep 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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:

2 Sep 2016

Artforms funded:

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

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

Reward amount:

Total of $120,000 for 4 rounds per year

Closing dates:

5 Aug 2016

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

Reward amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

4 Nov 2016

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

Reward amount:

$30,000 for up to two grants

Closing dates:

2 Sep 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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

Reward amount:

up to $75,000

Closing dates:

29 Jul 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment Programme offers support to New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, groups and organisations for 1-3 years to support regular or continuous programmes of activities. There is a two-step application process, starting with checking if you are eligible to apply or registering your interest by 8 April 2016. Read more

Reward amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

20 May 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

Creative New Zealand is seeking applications for the 2016 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:

29 Apr 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .

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

Reward amount:

Varies by award

Closing dates:

27 May 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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:

2 May 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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 section three below to download a nomination form). Read more

Reward amount:

$60,000 in each category

Closing dates:

20 May 2016

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

Reward amount:

$40,000

Closing dates:

6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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:

10 Jul 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .
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

Reward 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 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:

6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

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

Reward amount:

$80,000 in total for at least two projects

Closing dates:

24 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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

Reward amount:

$16,000 for up to two scholarships

Closing dates:

11 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

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

Reward amount:

Based on application

Closing dates:

20 May 2016

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:

11 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward amount:

$100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

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:

16 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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

Reward amount:

Up to $50,000

Closing dates:

10 Jun 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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

Reward amount:

Up to $22,000

Closing dates:

11 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

The Butland Music Scholarship provides talented young musicians with opportunities to further their performance studies overseas. The next round is in 2017. Read more

Reward amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

6 Mar 2015

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

Reward amount:

$9,000

Closing dates:

11 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

This residency supports a New Zealand artist to work on a specific project at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York for four months from 1 May to 31 August 2016. Read more

Reward amount:

$32,000

Closing dates:

12 Nov 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

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:

6 Mar 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Dance .

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:

26 Jun 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:

1 Mar 2016

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .
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. Read more

Reward amount:

$35,000

Closing dates:

26 Jun 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward 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

Reward 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 .

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:

21 Aug 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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

Reward 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 .

A New Zealand artist will be supported to live and work in Berlin at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien for up to twelve months from October 2016. Read more

Reward amount:

$40,000

Closing dates:

12 Nov 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

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:

18 Sep 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

This opportunity supports New Zealand craft/object artists selected to exhibit at the International Handwerksmesse for Schmuck and Talente in 2016 to attend the exhibitions in Munich. Read more

Reward amount:

$3,000 towards international travel

Closing dates:

7 Dec 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Craft/object .

​This opportunity, offered in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts, supports Māori performing art producers, presenters and strategic partners to participate in the First Nations Producers Exchange, as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Brisbane in February 2016. Read more

Reward amount:

$1,500NZD towards international travel and APAM registration. Accommodation provided.

Closing dates:

7 Dec 2015

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Multi-Artform .

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