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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

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The annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Pacific arts across a range of arts practices and career stages. Any New Zealander can nominate an artist or themselves for an award. Read more

Amount:

Varies by award

Closing dates:

28 Jun 2019

Artforms funded:

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This fund supports those that have received invitations to present and tour internationally as a result of one of our international initiatives. There is also support for attending and showcasing at performing arts markets. Read more

Amount:

Amounts vary – see What we fund for details

Closing dates:

5 Jul 2019

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

Amount:

$5,000 each (two awards)

Closing dates:

28 Jun 2019

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Supporting New Zealand-based dealer galleries and craft/object designers and companies to participate in reputable international art fairs. The focus is 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:

5 Jul 2019

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This fund supports young people aged 15-25 to lead high quality arts projects by, with and for other young people with a focus on participation and/or access for young people from under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $10,000

Closing dates:

26 Jul 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

We are seeking proposals for the official New Zealand presentation at the 59th 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:

19 Jul 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Visual arts .

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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:

29 Mar 2019

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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. http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/about-creative-new-zealand/work-for-us Read more

Amount:

Up to $7,500

Closing dates:

1 Feb 2019

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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

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

Amount:

$125,000 for the May 2019 round

Closing dates:

17 May 2019

Artforms funded:

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 6 MAY. 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 May 2019

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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:

Up to $65,000

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

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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

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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 New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Scholarship enables up to two young musicians to undertake study or gain further musical experience at a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas. Read more

Amount:

Up to $16,000 in total for up to two scholarships

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

Artforms funded:

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 12 APRIL. The fellowship is awarded every two years to an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer to work on a major project. You may be working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including customary and contemporary Māori and Pasifika craft/object art. If you've already submitted your application and want to edit it, please email portal@creativenz.govt.nz. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

12 Apr 2019

Artforms funded:

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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

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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:

29 Mar 2019

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This content is tagged as Literature .
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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

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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:

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The fellowship is awarded every two years to an established New Zealand writer from any literary genre, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Literature .

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:

1 Feb 2019

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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, skills and practice. Read more

Amount:

$15,000

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

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This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

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 .

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 $6,500

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Music .

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:

29 Mar 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Pacific arts .

The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship enables up to two outstanding New Zealand composers to further their music studies overseas. Read more

Amount:

Up to $25,000 in total, for up to two scholarships

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

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 fellowship is awarded every two years to an established or senior choreographer who has produced a significant body of work, to work on a major project. Read more

Amount:

Up to $100,000 over two years

Closing dates:

29 Mar 2019

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A delegation of Māori and contemporary Pasifika artists will be selected to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai'i in June 2020. All delegates are required to present or exhibit work at the festival. Read more

Amount:

Flights, land transport, accommodation, meals and a daily per diem. Funding can be sought to create or redevelop a work to present or exhibit at the festival.

Closing dates:

1 Mar 2019

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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:

Up to $100,000

Closing dates:

5 Apr 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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

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Supporting Māori artists to collaborate with international indigenous artists in creating new work or redeveloping an existing work. This is 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:

29 Mar 2019

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This partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North offers selected arts organisations the opportunity to apply for funding towards the salary costs of a fundraising staff placement. Read more

Amount:

Up to $50,000 per successful applicant

Closing dates:

5 Apr 2019

Artforms funded:

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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 .

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 small delegation of Māori and Pasifika youth ambassadors will be selected to participate in the Youth Ambassador Leadership Programme at the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai’i in June 2020. Read more

Amount:

Flights, land transport, accommodation, meals and a daily per diem. Reasonable costs to participate in pre and post Festival activities

Closing dates:

1 Mar 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as Ngā toi Māori .
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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

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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

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This fund supports established organisations that want to provide opportunities for people aged 15-25 to engage in high-quality arts experiences with a focus on under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $65,000

Closing dates:

1 Mar 2019

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This content is tagged as All Artforms .

This fund supports artists/organisations to provide opportunities for young people aged 10-14 to participate in high-quality arts activities. It's aimed at developing creative potential, focusing on under-represented communities. Read more

Amount:

Up to $65,000

Closing dates:

1 Mar 2019

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:

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This fund celebrates 125 years of Suffrage. Projects must focus on women from diverse cultural backgrounds who have helped advance women's rights. Read more

Amount:

Up to $20,000

Closing dates:

15 Feb 2019

Artforms funded:

This content is tagged as All Artforms .

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

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This initiative supports established New Zealand performing arts practitioners to build their international capability and networks by experiencing the Edinburgh festivals in 2019. Read more

Amount:

$3,400 towards international travel and festival tickets, plus provision of accommodation.

Closing dates:

17 May 2019

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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

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